Thursday, April 22, 2010

Things to pass the time

Baby is now officially 2 days overdue, which means that I am in need of things to do to pass the time while we wait. I know it sounds like I should be getting lots of knitting and crocheting done, but that hasn't been the case. For one thing, Jamie and I have been going on walks to see if we can get labour going. And these aren't just little walks either; they're 4 hour epics which render me quite tired by the end of it. Still, I'm not going to complain because I do get some nice contractions while we're walking. I'm happy that he's accompanying me on these treks since it can't be a picnic for him to do that much walking either. Sure, he's not carrying a watermelon around with him 24/7, but he rarely does that much walking in a day.

On one of these walks, we decided to go to High Park, which is not too far from where we live. It was a good thing we decided to do that because we were able to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
We'd been by that same way about 3 weeks prior, and there was nothing on the trees at all. I called my parents to let them know about it. They had recently gone to Japan in the hopes of catching some cherry blossoms there, but didn't have much luck. So, they were quite happy to see these ones.

Seeing these reminded me of cotton candy. Mmm...cotton candy...


And this is me playing with the macro mode on my camera. The flowers are quite pretty though.

Still with the idea of trying to keep the contractions coming, I decided that the more time I spend standing at home, the better. It's been the case that as long as I'm on my feet, I get more contractions. Since it's not that convenient to knit/crochet while standing, I've been baking. That might seem weird since I was diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance in my third trimester (which basically means I eat like a diabetic, but don't take insulin), but I enjoy it, so I decided to do it anyway.

I recently attempted a new recipe for double chocolate cookies that starts with cake mix. I usually don't use cake mix for anything, but it was sitting in the cupboard, so I just felt I should use it up. Plus it saved me from having to make a trip out to the grocery store to pick up missing ingredients. Having no experience with making cookies from cake mix, I wasn't sure how they'd turn out.

I'm guessing this is what I should have ended up with.

However, thanks to my idiocy, this is what I ended up with.
I really should have taken a picture when they'd just come out of the oven, before I separated them all. It was a solid sheet of cookie, and seriously looked pretty ridiculous.
I fail, really I do. Still, I sent Jamie to work with the lot of them, and from the sounds of it, they were quite popular. Lesson learned. Next time, I will make the cookies smaller, or put more space between them. Sigh.


Adrienne said...

4 HOUR walks?? That sounds intense. I hope Baby makes an appearance soon!

Re the cookies, it only really matters what they taste like. I'm sure they were still delicious! =)

(hey, maybe I should post every once in a while, huh? I've got this huge backlog of knitting projects)

Karen said...

Yeah, I didn't really notice how much walking we were doing until after 3 days of it. My body totally protested today.

I treated myself to one of the cookies after they were done, and have to say they weren't bad. Then again, double chocolate anything could never be bad ;)

I noticed from your flickr that you've been knitting up a storm! At least one of us has been. Haha!

Alice said...

I wonder if the baby has arrived yet! Sounds like a wonderful walk, and seriously a solid sheet of cookie sounds delish!