NIGHTSKYSTAR's SparkPeople Blog NIGHTSKYSTAR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Fri Shoveling out. Need to get car out of garage before snow crashes off roof and pens me in. 10 cakes to decorate for tomorrow/Sunday, and last class I’m teaching rescheduled for tonite. Busy day Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:02:41 EST Thursday Yeah we are up to about 4 feet of snow. I have to wade over to the bakery and get cakes in the oven..wish I could hunker down but no. Have to let Lucy out to do her business first then she’s in while I’m gone..when that snow comes off the roof don’t want her anywhere near it!! Lots of shoveling to do. I’m off.. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:38:36 EST Weds Snow day so my class is cancelled. Ugh!! Oh well. Rescheduled I think for Friday. Gotta call the plow dude lol Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:34:56 EST Tuesday Not much sleep last night. I think the med change finally caught up. Lots to do today..class this evening I have to prep for. Bakery to prep for this weeks cakes. Quilts to work on. Keto orders to fill... Tue, 13 Mar 2018 08:41:21 EST Monday Busy day. Need to shop, prep bakery, make fondant cupcake toppers, quilt, and clean. Workout is done, though!! Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:02:11 EST sunday 12" of snow. just got done shoveling. i'm pooped Sun, 11 Mar 2018 12:07:23 EST saturday ugh i'm tired. up half the night trying to locate a couple antiques i have..i hope i have. they arent in their forever spots, and i was thinking of selling. so i'm off on a hunt in a minute to try to find them. <BR> hope everyone has a great saturday! Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:42:40 EST friday first off..HAPPY FRIDAY!!! <BR> <BR> today is full of shoveling (broke down and called the plow guy. i can get the house done ok but not the hes going to come do both) and sewing and baking and not much else. i dont get weekends like most..i just work every day...but this weekend is thats a nice thing!! Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:09:37 EST thurs a rare day off!!! class went well last night. everyone had fun and did well. today we are getting slammed with lucy and i are hunkering down and enjoying!! Thu, 8 Mar 2018 10:01:03 EST weds class went well last night. everyone was happy to have cake before supper..LOL!! tonite THEY do the work..i just walk around and help!! <BR> have to go make a boatload of buttercream to take for them..get cups to work out of and get my box ready to go..and then i have the day to prep supper and play with Lucyfur and quilt. Just hope the noreaster holds off till after class!! Wed, 7 Mar 2018 09:56:07 EST tuesday been baking and organizing this morning. got all the cakes baked for my adult ed class tonite. all my supplies are boxed and ready to go out the door this afternoon. First night is fun..i talk to them about baking cakes, levelling, flat frosting..and then i frost a cake..and show them the techniques they will learn in the class. i take questions and pass out their supplies. i have 9 in this class...pretty big. when i get done making the sample cake its pretty has stars and roses and ... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:01:46 EST Monday the cake decorating class i teach for adult ed starts tomorrow evening. 4 -2 hour nights...its always fun plus i get paid so double win!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> told you all i'd show you the westie cake after the party..apparently she LOVED it..her husband sent me a note saying it was a win...that she said it was the absolute best birthday cake EVER!! so i'm excited. heres the little guy..LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:50:23 EST sunday sugar cookie dough is chilling. started on the whoopie pies. have beef stock simmering for dog bones. and decided to throw in some oatmeal cookies too. yeah. day off from bakery but i cant seem to not bake!! <BR> have a great day! Sun, 4 Mar 2018 10:04:58 EST saturday long day ahead. up. workout. shower. finished a book i've been devouring..ordered the next 2 in the series but they arent here yet which is probably good--i'll be able to sleep rather than reading half the night LOL!! <BR> going to work on quilt for a bit, then a meeting with a bride at 11, then home and cleaning, then lucy time. still have quiche left over so dont have to cook tonite. <BR> Steves sister sent me a package of hangloose hammocks hawaii products, so i'm going to make her some h... Sat, 3 Mar 2018 09:25:56 EST friday been a busy day. Up, decorated tomorrows pickup cake. made keto cupcakes and just now got them frosted..for an order for tomorrow. Made keto chocolates for the same order. worked on the quilt a little..but Steve is off today and called and we talked most of the afternoon. he was heading for the hottub and i tool Lucy for a snowy walk. home now and i have a few mins to knit. i have leftover quiche for supper so just need to make a small spinach salad and supper is ready ,.,,,in an hour or 2. s... Fri, 2 Mar 2018 16:38:19 EST thursday doggie cake is done and ready for 4 pm pickup. hes adorable..but for a huge surprise, so i wont post a pic till after the party just to be sure. <BR> Had to make rice krispie treats to do some of the have to package them to ship to the rice krispie treat monster in denver..LOL!! <BR> cake for tomorrow is baked. will decorate that in the morning, and make the keto cupcakes also ordered. now to work on the quilt..wish me luck that it will all fit in my machine..its for the end of the ... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:51:11 EST weds Long day. worked on a carved west highland white terrier cake. still need to do the tail and the ball he's playing with. home, got quilt basted so i can start quilting when i have a minute. then lucy walk and played with her. the afternoon was getting all my steps in and doing some knitting and cleaning. looked over and had left lights in in bakery so just ran over to shut them off and its raining again. come on snow..its too early for spring!! Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:44:54 EST Tuesday I so love my doctor. She is totally on board with Keto...wasnt sure till she did her research and saw how healthy it is and how its sustainable forever. She is so pleased with my progress, and so supportive. After all the really awful docs i have had she is a diamond in the rough, as is my cardiologist and orthopaedic surgeon. I'm lucky to have a team of open minded docs willing to do research on something they have been told wouldnt be good. They all now recommend keto to their patients!! <B... Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:38:54 EST Monday Gonna be a long day. Up early. workout done. dog pen cleaned and fresh water (thats an every morning thing when theres no snow) and got the birds fed and the sunflower seed bin <BR> pretty soon its off to the doc for my every 4 month checkup. then groceries, and home and hope to get dougies quilt basted together so i can start quilting. AND i want to get the family room cleaned. the kitchen looks so nice i did that today on to the next!! <BR> Have a great day eve... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:58:52 EST sunday got up..its POURING. i so DETEST spring and this melting, muddy MESS!!! its February please bring back my beloved winter!! <BR> Poor Lucy went out and wouldnt even walk off the porch. i had to bribe her, and shes a water loving dog, but this is just ridiculous..its hard, COLD rain pounding down. her pen looks like a flood area. <BR> I spent the morning cleaning. the kitchen is done, including purging my food storage containers, of which the cheap plastic ones are now bagged and in the pantry... Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:47:06 EST saturday what a week. went to my moms for her 88th birthday. That day, thursday, was busy. Lucy went for her annual vet appt..and what a shock..her heart is BETTER than its been. Her condition usually deteriorates, she wasnt supposed to live to 6 months, she is five and her heart sounds and rate have improved!! My miracle girl is continuing to show us how its done..she is full of joy and lives life at 100 MPH..i think shes squeezing out every second she can, and it helps her feel better!! <BR> after w... Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:53:24 EST Weds <img src=""> Lucy is napping. MA’s birthday cake is finished. Went to the church sale got some great bargains! Got a good walk in...about to go put a beef roast in for supper! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:46:00 EST tuesday baked all morning..getting a cake ready now to take to my mom for her 88th birthday!! and i'm over and out! Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:12:59 EST Monday busy day off to get groceries back to bake...must be a lot of people were born this week..birthday cakes out the wazoo week at the bakery! Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:03:52 EST sunday rushing around getting the garbages ready (tomorrow is pickup i have the cans to the end of driveway tonite for 5 am pickup) vacuuming, laundry, dishwasher, getting bakery set for all the little girls to come bake <BR> just a busy, busy day will be glad when 3 pm hits and i can relax!! Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:13:18 EST saturday have to prep the bakery for the sunday baking lesson for 5 five year old girls. we are making funfetti cupcakes, buttercream, and i will have a huge assortment of sprinkles for them to decorate with....its going to be messy and fun and i am SO glad i didnt do the hand scrubbing stripping and waxing of the floors yet!!! looking forward to having them..i love kids!!! <BR> then..i'm excited i finished piecing the quilt now i have to sew the squares together!! will probably take a couple days th... Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:25:21 EST Fridat Upping the weights and it’s HARD!!! Getting there, though. More cleaning grooming and quilting today!!! Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:53:55 EST Thursday I have orders to put in. I have to prep for 5 5-year olds coming to bake frost and decorate cupcakes this weekend. (Yes I do that kind of party at the bakery) I have all the ship squares pieced for the quilt. Today I cut out all the plainer square pieces and will start sewing them tomorrow. And I may be crazy but I’m considering giving Lucy a bath tomorrow. She stinks, and it’s above zero lol. We’ll see!! Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:43:06 EST Thursday I have orders to put in. I have to prep for 5 5-year olds coming to bake frost and decorate cupcakes this weekend. (Yes I do that kind of party at the bakery) I have all the ship squares pieced for the quilt. Today I cut out all the plainer square pieces and will start sewing them tomorrow. And I may be crazy but I’m considering giving Lucy a bath tomorrow. She stinks, and it’s above zero lol. We’ll see!! Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:42:50 EST Happy Valentines Day! Not that I celebrate.. but for those that do!! All orders are done and picked up. Going to take a day to relax after workout is done. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:13:24 EST Tuesday Busy day. Have to be up extra early, workout done, bake, frost and decorate a bazillion cupcakes, bake whoopie pies and cakes, get everything filled frosted and decorated. Get one package ready to ship, and then I can ease up for a few days. Then the next 3 weeks are nonstop cake orders and teaching classes. No rest for me!! Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:26:03 EST monday workout done. off to get groceries then start Valentines rush baking. wont have time for much else for the next 3 days!! Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:49:26 EST sunday workout done. <BR> lego hearts giving me fits. my mold wont hold up..i get 5 done and have to make a new mold. ARGH!!! but i have 17 of 22 hopefully i can finish in the morning. then its just make the cupcakes for tues pm pick up stick these suckers on top and i'm <BR> off to sew now. Happy sunday!! Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:13:01 EST saturday sorry if i've been missing from teams. seems all my spark settings were turned off sure wasnt by me!! <BR> all is reset to normal now and i should be back on boards!! Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:00:44 EST friday another busy one. <BR> workout done. laundry done. <BR> have to make fondant hearts for a big order, and a mold for a second kind (lego hearts) good news is i have EVERYTHING here for it..found a lego board upstairs in one of the boys rooms so just have to disinfect it to make the mold, let it dry, then i can make the hearts. the others i cut out the hearts then have to paint a game controller on each one. <BR> then just work on the quilt. i finished the boxes in the pantry and dont feel l... Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:14:28 EST thursday going to be a long day. My favorite guy is on his way to Maui and HATES flying. He hasnt seen his family in 3 years, so its time. Hoping he has a wonderful 6 days there!! If you get a chance check out <link> </link> tats his sister's shop. <BR> <BR> my family member with the loss is hanging in. i'm less worried than i was. sad, but not as worried. <BR> <BR> i did the pantry work when i was cooking my bacon and eggs, so thats done. still have to sew, shovel out... Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:09:39 EST weds Long night. couldnt sleep. family member had a rough time and i'm a worrier. <BR> short one today..sorry Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:39:40 EST tuesday workout done <BR> pantry purge done <BR> headed to bakery to shovel and do todays tasks..then <BR> home to work on quilt <BR> do sparkpoints. <BR> then all days big chores are done and i can play with my girl!! Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:47:20 EST monday headed to the store..i would put it off but i'm out of spinach and i really like a small salad with supper. its my only veg of the day so i need to go. shouldnt take long i dont need much. might take the day off from the bakery..not feeling it and i'm so close to done a day wont matter. todays was really easy anyhow...i can double it up with tomorrows and still be done in an hour. <BR> <BR> otherwise, playing with my girl and quilting. workout is already done.... <BR> have a great day!! Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:16:56 EST sunday decided to take today OFF from bakery purge and disinfect. I'm SO close to being done it will be finished, every bit, by thursday whether i do or not, so me and my girl are just going to relax and have a good day. no work. no cleaning. She needs the attention and i need a day i just got a huge difficult order for valentines day and have to figure out how the heck to make the fondant pieces it will need to complete it. <BR> So I'll devote some time to that, or making molds for it. ... Sun, 4 Feb 2018 09:43:05 EST Saturday cake pickup anytime now. then i'll do the really easy chore at the bakery...just scrubbing sinks and organizing upper cupboards today..shouldnt take me half an hour. <BR> then home..and spend the day with my girl. She hasnt had much attention this week. its cold we will hunker down and enjoy the day..i have a nice juicy marrow bone for her, and i can quilt. will be nice!! Sat, 3 Feb 2018 09:43:26 EST friday lol thats two weeks in a row i made thursday into friday. must be trying to get to the weekend faster!! <BR> <BR> up early early did workout grabbed a shower ran to the bakery and got half the cake done. home to wake lucy up and get her out...made a quick shake for breakfast then back to the cake done and boxed and ready for pickup, then did todays deep clean..counters, utensil holders, and mixers. the mixers were the hardest...i have to take steel wool to them..they do get stick... Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:04:52 EST Friday Another busy one. Workout done..keto cupcakes about to go in oven for noon shipment. Cake to bake and another BIG clean at bakery..then home and chores and Lucy..then I think repair guy coming to finish leak and 2 other things I’m getting him to do. Gotta rum have a fantastic day! Thu, 1 Feb 2018 08:22:12 EST weds impossibly busy day. I have bacon and eggs cooking for breakfast. then run to bakery. frost and decorate 2 cakes. do the days cleaning chores over there..and they are big ones. <BR> home, make a pot of potato sausage chowder for the neighbors supper. package and put away some meat i got on sale. <BR> Run to town for script. <BR> home, take out bread dough i made yesterday to rise for a loaf to go with the soup. <BR> Do home chores. get everything ready to go to neighbors.. <BR> take that, ... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:51:30 EST tuesday cakes in the oven. about to make bread. task in bakery done took longer than expected (and this is why i move EVERYTHING.) fixer guy is supposed to come and fix leaky pipe in wall. i finished knitting project last night so back to the hand sewing on the cathedral window quilt. workout done at 6 am. thats all folks! LOL Tue, 30 Jan 2018 12:01:57 EST Monday Busy day. Groceries cleaning bakery room for guy fixing pipe in pantry prep for weeks cakes. Day 1 of food experiment done! Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:15:16 EST sunday ok so. my weight is only going down my increments of a pound (as in 2 tenths) so I am going back to basics today. Last night i was discouraged..and made a keto treat. I rarely do that any more. but i found a recipe for a "keto birthday cake" it was 2 servings..and yup you guessed it i ate them both..and it was a dream...SO good. <BR> but that wont help me so, this morning. i got up. fired up my fitness pal, and went back to the beginning and looked at what i WAS eating when i star... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:52:56 EST saturday its 40 degrees yesterday i got up it was 9 below. lol mother nature needs another of those estrogen shots!! <BR> <BR> going to go finish the butterfly cake for morning pickup tomorrow. work on the bakery a little...home, do a box in the pantry, get some done on dougies quilt, clean and vac the living room, and then i can knit the afternoon away. <BR> oh..and meal planning for next week. i'm stalled again, so going to shake things up a bit!! Sat, 27 Jan 2018 09:14:16 EST the real friday no clue why i wrote friday on yesterdays blog. but today really is. I have cakes in the oven. the butterflies are made and dried nicely, so i'll let these cool and then run over and flat frost and do the lettering and branches and borders..then it will just be a matter of putting on the butterflies. easy peasy!! <BR> workout is done. still hard. i dont get it. but i pushed through. i will take the weekend off maybe that will help. i usually do a leg workout on the weekend...but will resist th... Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:20:11 EST friday workout done. why its getting harder every day i dont know. it was easy at first. i looked forward to it as i could feel it was doing something. now...i have to force myself, and it isnt comfortable. I wont quit...i refuse to quit..but how much easier it would be to motivate myself if it wasnt so difficult.... <BR> i never got the butterflies made yesterday. so thats where i'm headed now as soon as i get Lucy out. i let her sleep in because..well because i got up a little late and i refuse to... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:30:42 EST