I have two things to say about the people mentioned above. First, I can now understand why my mom had her phone longer. She’s retired and able to spend more time meeting the phone’s needs. No, I don’t work, but I’m still at the stage where I’m handling the daily needs of four . . . well. . . breathing people.
And my husband? I’m starting to think maybe he doesn’t like me as much as I thought. First there was the roller blades incident and now this. And this is a man who is never without baked goods either. Sheesh.
Spiced Glazed Doodles
Let me tell you, having this new phone is a major commitment. It’s not much different from having an infant in the house.
It demands constant attention. I mean between two FB pages, twitter, G+, two emails and texts, that thing is busier than a one-armed paper hanger. Oops, that analogy is probably not politically correct. Forgive me, I’m not myself, I haven’t had much sleep since this baby came into my life.
I come when it calls. I mean clearly there is something going on that I need to know about, so when that sound rings out, I come running. Pretty much from anywhere in the house. I drop everything to go see what it needs.
It’s very difficult to understand. I mean, I think I know what to do to calm it. I should know what to do to calm it, but I could not answer a call. There’s a big green button that says “answer” but I tapped it, double tapped it, banged it, yelled at it and eventually the caller hung up. Parental fail.
It doesn’t yet understand me either, but I talk to it anyway. When that thing dings and I’m in the bathroom, I often try to stave off the coming tantrum. You can hear me from behind the door calling out in my most soothing, comforting voice “it’s OK, I hear you, I’ll be there in just a miiiiiinute.”
And, of course, this little bundle of joy is not easily calmed. In fact, if you don’t attend to it immediately, it could go into full on meltdown mode. Lights flash and buzzers buzz and it starts jumping and dancing across the table. Then you’re in real trouble.
Here’s one thing I did learn; I have to get my chores done while it’s sleeping. usually after a very active morning of play, there’s a lull. Whether it’s exhaustion or what, I don’t know, but usually there’s a late morning window where it seems to calm down for a short time. If I’m lucky, I can get a shower in or the laundry started.
It doesn’t stay asleep though. Even if I’m very careful not to make any loud noises. Even if I tiptoe. In fact, I even gently shut it off, but when it has a demand to make it just turns itself right back on.
You cannot reason with this little charmer either. I know I can use silent mode, but some things are important. So I’ve asked and explained and even begged that it inform me of only activity I care about and skip informing me of spam, but I still get summoned every time a Russian bot has left a nonsense comment on my blog.
And despite all the time and effort and lack of sleep, I love it unconditionally. I just hope I don’t live to regret those words once we hit the teen years. . .
Spiced Glazed Doodles©www.BakingInATornado.com
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla
2 ¾ cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ cup cinnamon baking chips
¼ cup sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP milk
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup powdered sugar
*Cream butter, margarine, brown sugar, 1 cup sugar. Beat in the vanilla and eggs. Mix in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and spices. Once everything is incorporated, mix in the baking chips.
*Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cookie sheets. Mix together the ¼ cup of sugar and cinnamon.
*Roll the dough into approximately 50 balls. Roll each ball in cinnamon/sugar mixture, place on cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bottoms start to brown.
*Remove from the cookie sheets and cool completely.
*Mix together the glaze ingredients and brush the glaze onto the cookies. Allow the glaze to set completely before moving the cookies.