WINNER! And (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Random.orgCongratulations, Emily! I’ll be emailing you later today, and I hope you enjoy your North Beach Sunglasses from The Sunglasses Shop! And thanks so much for everyone who entered!

Project Gingerbread House hit a bit of a bump yesterday while I was heating sugar for the windows.  I do this every year (one year I set the microwave on fire because I put the sugar in a METAL cup), and I’ve gotten good at the process, but as best as I can tell, I probably caused a crack in the glass when I rinsed it out right after it was super hot (extreme change in temperature), so the next time I put it in the microwave, it shattered because the glass was compromised.

Sometimes it helps to know science! (I don’t know science).

BUT, this is what the windows look like when finished! What’s a little fire or shattered glass when we’re talking Christmas joy?


Oh, and I take back everything I said about making swimming progress.  I couldn’t even get my head underwater in the pool yesterday without hyperventilating.  So, it’s looking more and more like doggie paddle for me! If you ever thought I was afraid of looking like an idiot in front of a bunch of people (then you probably haven’t met me?), this should prove you wrong!

Happy Wednesday!

12 thoughts on “WINNER! And (Almost) Wordless Wednesday

  1. My advice re: swimming — just keep moving! I’ve seen people at indoor tris doggie paddle/backstroke/sidestroke. Plus, you’ll make up for it during your run!

    • It’s funny…I’m in the pool and part of me is proud for getting out there and trying and part of me is mad for BEGGING my mom not to make me go back to swim lessons when I was 4. Useful skill, but I really wish I had learned when I was more fearless!

    • Those are pretty cookies! And thanks for the suggestion. I’ve tried that method before but I’m not skilled enough to get it to look the way I want it to (I can never figure out how much candy needs to go in to fill it to my desired level!). That sounds like a fun activity!

    • Haha! I was doing research on shattering glass because I didn’t think it could happen in the conditions that it did (1 min. in the microwave), and there were all sorts of equations and theories. I didn’t understand most of it, but I was happy that I understood the basic cause/effect. I totally should have been an engineer 🙂

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