Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So Is This What People Do Instead of Watching TV?

Lost night I made mini-cupcakes...70 of them. Homemade. Homemade butter cream frosting. Four different colors.

No I did not suddenly spring a 1st grader from my loins. They are for a Lottery Yarn function this evening. When I was asked to make a dessert for this class the cover of MS Living from February sprang to mind. I mean they are mini cupcakes. How hard could that be? I'll tell you...easy. The hard part...time consuming.

You see, during my recent hibernation, I have watched just about every old episode of NCIS. For some reason it became my favorite show. This is a sign that I am depressed, I watch too much meaningless TV. (I still like the show but how many times do I need to see the "Dead Man Walking" episode, really?) I watched my Dad do it and somehow I seem to slip into the very same habits as he did when he had his bouts of depression. I think one of my lobes is technically jelly now because I have been so attached to the TV.

Anyway, when I realized how stressed I was about the time consuming nature of said cupcakes because another show was on that I wanted to see is when it hit me, I have a problem. I am missing out on way too much by plopping in front of the boob tube to watch Mark Harmon slap Michael Weatherly on the back of the head. It was then I decided to not watch any TV that night, no matter when I was finished. I took my time, playing with colors and swirling the frosting on each mini cupcake. When I was done, it all looked so cute and pretty. It was about 3 and a half hours of work but I made something tasty and pretty. It was a pretty good feeling.

I guess what I am trying to get at is, I need to lift my head up to fully move out of my March crud and into the spring. There is too much out there to do to spend my life with my head down.

16 comments:

Los said...

I haven't really watched anything with Mark Harmon in it since Summer School (a guilty pleasure movie for me).

TSannie said...

Well said...March and February...not overly happy months for many. BUT, the renewal of the spring to come...that's what I try to keep my eye on.

Mama Dawg said...

Come out of your cocoon and join us in our beautiful spring weather. NCIS will still be there for you. Promise!

Sue said...

I hope your weather is feeling more springlike, because Cape Cod had snow showers and 30 mph winds all day today! Yeah, there is something wrong with that!!!! I bet lottery yarn was thrilled with your cupcakes!

John Deere Mom said...

70 cupcakes? That's crazy talk! Glad you're out and about and thinking about spring!

L.R. M-J said...

1) Can you imagine we haven't had a tv now for 11 months?

2) Where are pics of the damn, delicious sounding cupcakes?

3) There better be some squished ones on their way in an envelope!
**just kidding on that one, ok, not really, but my ass says to take responsibility for my country living and no cupcakes!

becky @ misspriss said...

NCIS has become one of my favorite shows, thanks to USA network. I don't know why I like it so much, but there it is. I feel so much better now that I've confessed that. :)

Capricorn said...

mm. cupcakes. send me one, then you will have 69 of them, and nothing is wrong with that number...especially if it contains icing.

Superwoman said...

My share of those mini cupcakes must still be in the mail...hmm. I haven't checked the mailbox today. Perhaps they're already here.

sj said...

oooh - pictures?

los -- summer school with mark harmon was clearly one of the most underrated films of all time.

and i'm a cupcake fiend. i find this an awesome feat, this 70 mini cupcakes thing.

Debbie said...

Good grief, I related to this post so much, it was like "Boss" smacked me upside the back of the head. I need to look up and out instead of down too.

Of course, I won't do it on Tuesday nights at 8:00 when NCIS comes on :)

Superwoman said...

Girl where ARE YOU?!

It's been forever since your last post!!!

And time to take down that picture of snow and put back up your beachy one...spring is almost here!!

kccat said...

Yea for you. Much better things to do as you have found out than watch tv. Spring is full of possibilities.

Chris M. said...

Have any cupcakes left? I'm trying to fix the weather situation so you can throw up a spring picture.

-Chris
Weather Moose

Tami said...

Just checking in - I hope all is well...I miss you :)

Cherlyn said...

I tagged you! Where are you, woman?