There are certain days that I just want to forget…last week I had a few of those days.
It seemed like everything that I baked just didn’t go right. One cookie recipe I tried twice, and both times it flopped. I’m really bummed because it sounds good, but I haven’t gotten the consistency right yet.
Then on Wednesday morning I was driving the kids to school, and apparently I was in my own little world.
I looked ahead, saw that the light was green and no one was coming either direction. I’m thinking I need another salted caramel mocha latte to make sure I’m really awake.
Then I was distracted by the red flashing lights at the new gas station. I even pointed it out to the kids, and said something about someone must have been speeding and got pulled over bright and early.
All of a sudden my son asked me why I wasn’t stopping. The green light that I had seen had turned yellow and then red, all while I was gawking at the flashing lights on the side of the road.
At that point it was slam on the brakes and slide through the intersection…or just keep on going and blow through the red light.
No one was coming, so I opted for the second choice. The first thing my son said was, “I’m going to tell Dad.” He couldn’t believe I ran a red light. Not the thing I want him to see when he is just a few years away from a license himself!!
The sad thing is that was the first of about 3 red lights that I went through last week. It’s a really good thing the kids haven’t been in the car for the rest of them.
I would really have some explaining to do. Maybe I just need some refresher driving lessons.
After all these driving mishaps, I needed to get in the kitchen and destress. Baking has a way of calming me down. (This salted caramel pumpkin oatmeal cake is something I pull out when I need to bake a delicious treat!)
And since it is fall and all things pumpkin is the way to go, I pulled another can of pumpkin out of the cupboard and made some muffins.
The original pumpkin Nutella muffins had a pocket of chocolate in the center, but this time I swirled it on top. They turned out so pretty, and the kids devoured them. Yay for the baking fails ending!
(original photos from Oct 2012)