Yesterday was an interesting day. My three year old has suddenly become a rebel, teaching her sister that she should just say ‘No’ every time I ask something. That just drives me batty. Then they proceeded to take every toy they own and scatter them around the house. Of course when I asked them to pick them up my youngest said, “No, thank you.” Then my oldest started crying. She’s been crying/screaming for days because my husband has not been here to hang out with her and that makes her ‘sad’. Our move can not come soon enough for her.
On the flip side…on Tuesday I won a custom spot for crankypants. I’ve only been trying to get a spot for, oh…two years. So that was excited. On Wednesday morning I got an email about a puppy. My husband and I have been thinking long and hard about getting a dog while he’s on shore and decided that this is a good time for our family to welcome a new member. So, in May…be on the look out for an adorable yellow lab puppy. I’m sure he’ll make an appearance here. Two awesome things cancel out two stressful things.
However, I still have a million things to pack and none of it is getting done, which is fairly stressful because I’m so use to being on top of things and have everything done in a timely manner. Usually I have stuff done waaay in advance so that I don’t get stressed. It’s just not happening this time. I think my life is just getting busier and busier by the day. I think I might need a butler or a Mothers’ Helper. Anyone want to come and spend 2 weeks in Hawaii? haha.
I decided to do the Late Winter Holidays Earth School Curriculum with my kids. We do lessons everyday but I wanted to do some Chinese New Year activities with them and this curriculum fit what I was looking for.
I got up and made some Fortune Cookies. Other than the burning your fingers part of fortune cookie making these are a lot of fun to make and very easy.
Fortune Cookies (Makes…12)
1 egg white
1/8 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sifted flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease/butter cookie sheet (even if you’re using silpat). Beat the egg and vanilla together until foamy, not white, just foamy. Add the salt, flour and sugar and mix until combined. Make three at a time on the cookie sheets (unless you can be super fast at folding). Drop by tsp full onto cookie sheet and use the back of a spoon to make them into 3 inch circles. Bake for 5 minutes or until browned around the edges. Take out of oven using a spatula take one cookie at a time, flip it upside down on a cutting board, place fortune in the middle, fold cookie in half and then fold the corners down around the folded side (the opening should be up top). Place in a cupcake tin until hardened.
Yum. Homemade Fortune cookies.
I didn’t put fortunes in them, because my kids would probably eat the paper.
I also folded them wrong twice.
Weird fold #2
The last fortune I got from a fortune cookie actually said that I’m funny. I’m not joking either, it said that I will make my friends laugh. That would imply that I’m a humorous person. I even showed my husband. His fortune said that he was successful, he disagreed, I pft’d him because he’s totally successful (but success isn’t measured, it’s just how someone feels about the goals they have achieved).
Happy Chinese New Year to all of those celebrating today! I hope the new year brings you good fortune!