Monthly Archives: November 2016

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies | Domestic B(i)atch

11.21.16

Thanksgiving week begins! Last week was really something.  I’m usually someone who tries to self-medicate as much as possible.  If I feel something coming on I’ll rest and drink lots of fluids, do some light yoga or a short jog to help sweat it out and go about my business.  I haven’t been seriously ill in years.  But after four days with no letting up I knew this was something worse.  Not just a bug.  So I dragged myself to Urgent Care and come to find out, I have walking pneumonia!!! Woo Hoo! At least I’m not crazy for thinking this was a little more extreme than I’ve felt in the past. Modern medicine, am I right??? I went from standing up and going to the bathroom as the achievement of the day, to cleaning my whole apartment, and making an epic spread for my lady slumber party on Saturday!!! My husband had to travel out of the country this past week for work, which made being sick even grosser, but also gave me a really good excuse to have some girlfriends over, pour some wine, watch Kate Hudson, and eat snacks. This weekend means Thanksgiving is now days away, and I had to make pumpkin cookies! Too much pumpkin recently? Too bad! Welcome to November!!! Muahahahaha!!!

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Pumpkin Cake | Domestic B(i)atch

11.15.16

Please forgive me, this will be short and sweet, just like this cake! I am beyond sick.  Like S-I-C-K, sick.  I actually cannot remember the last time I’ve been taken out this hard.  I’ve been on the couch for four days straight, living off water, hot tea, and sleep. So I’ll post a few pretty pictures, the recipe, and fall right to sleep into Mucinex-induced dreams.  Typing this is all the energy I have left.  

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Braided PB&J Bread | Domestic B(i)atch

11.14.16

*I cannot ignore the 2016 Election results, and you are totally free to skip ahead to pics of me in a great jacket and of this delicious braided bread.  However, I must respond once, and then work on what I can do to help this country so this never happens again. Thank you for understanding, as this has been a very sad time for me, and many fellow Americans.*

This past week has been very challenging for me.  After the election on Tuesday night I felt defeated, like I had the wind knocked out of me, and I lost all motivation to do anything creative.  I didn’t want to bake, I didn’t sleep well, I spoke and cried a lot with my friends and husband, discussing the future and what kind of a world we’re in for with this president-elect.  As Dave Chapelle so brilliantly spoke on SNL, I hope he proves us all wrong. And I won’t dwell on this past this post; this isn’t going to be a blog that is constantly hammering on how poor of a choice we have made. I will say this as a take away with this outcome: I feel stupid. Since Tuesday I have tried to read articles, on both sides, to educate myself on why something I was so sure was in the bag, got pulled from under our feet. Too little too late of course.  I blame myself, I blame the fact I obviously surround myself with like-minded people and therefore social media algorithms cater to such, and I blame the media for pushing things that shouldn’t have been a focus instead of actual situations.  Because of the articles I’ve read, the numbers, the statistics of the people out of work, the decrease in wages in this country, the fact Hillary didn’t even visit Wisconsin since April because they voted Bernie and assumed it’d go blue, these are all things that lead to a president I am personally scared of.  The difference I will point out between the past 8 years and Obama’s campaign, and why I will NOT just “get over it” is because Obama didn’t build his support base on discriminating against anyone who wasn’t like him.  Trump has thrived on this, because from what I’ve watched and read……..a plan? Not so much. Just a lot of words and empty promises.  And when hate crimes spike in schools, when the KKK has a parade to celebrate our next president, that is a clear clue.  That is a warning.  And you can defend the fact that Trump actually cares about the Rust Belt, will help these men and families, and I REALLY REALLY hope he does. I hope he proves me wrong.  However, you must also take responsibility for the fact he has chosen a VP who is the most anti-LGBTQ elected official in the nation, he has insulted the black community, the Hispanic community, veterans, the disabled, women, and numerous other people, including fellow Republicans (who then endorsed him). You don’t get to cherry pick his qualities, you must take responsibilities for all of them. And those families he promises to help? I’ve yet to see any solid outline of what he will do to ‘fix this.’ This country is great, it will continue to be great, it didn’t need to be great again. Half this country didn’t even vote. In two years I will do my part to take back Congress (by voting!!), and in 4 years, I want to help a huge chunk of this country feel not so desperate that their only hope, their only viable choice, is the current president-elect.  

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