Monday, July 24, 2006  

Cookies and an Adorable Baby

I'm in the final week of my summer associateship - I've had a fantastic time, but now need to lose the "summer associate 15" so that I can fit into my clothes again! And this last week is very strange - on the one hand, I'm just about done, so it's hard to stay motivated. On the other hand, I really REALLY want to get an offer, so I still need to make a good impression on my way out. Every other job I've left has been a true "I'm moving on" transition, so I've never been in this situation where even though I'm on my way out, I still need to worry about what impression I leave. Plus, there's the small stress that I'm now really banking on this (almost, but not 100%, guaranteed offer) - I'm not doing the Fall Interview Program, so if (and that's a HUGE if), I somehow don't get an offer, I'm pretty screwed.

So I stressed out about all of that a bit this weekend, which means that I ignored it and did something productive - like making Spongebob Cookies.

Don't you just love the little cookie-cutter?

So while I mixed up the dough...

Abby, Cricket, and S wrestled in the living room. Ok - so maybe the wrestling was mostly S and Abby, but Cricket definitely supervised. Perhaps she was waiting for someone to tag her in? I bet she'd wield a mean folding chair...

Then while I carefully put each cookie on the baking sheet, Abby very thoughtfully helped me clean up any cookie-dough I dropped.

Then, while the cookies baked, more doggie-wrestling!!

These were SO fun to make - even though the icing (from a tube) is nasty and the eyes/mouth are also not so yummy ... luckily, there was plenty of leftover dough for lots of "non-decorated" cookies.

So then on Sunday I got to go hang out with my favorite little girl - Lindsay is the daughter of my best friends from college, and she's 9 months old. They live in So.Cal, so I don't get to see her much... she's so much bigger than when I saw her in December!

And speaking of babies - I hit the craft/fabric stores this weekend and finished my baby kimonos...

First up is the "Sheep Climbs Hill" Kimono - knit in hand-dyed naturesport (superwash) with navy blue ribbons and a little sheepie button...

And here we have "Rubber Duckie Kimono" - knit in Mission Falls 1824 Cotton (the old stuff - from stash) -

And finally - here's a sneak peak at the project I just started - any guesses?

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