If You Leave the Cupboard Door Open ~

While you are baking breakfast cookies for your man

To take with him on HIS weekend away

from you.. (I am just sayin)

So he can go to his annual Linux Fest computer “geek genius” conference

not that you want to reward your man for leaving you home alone for the weekend

with 2 kids and that dog

whom you will have to take out into the scary back yard to pee

late at night

by yourself

when there are monsters out there

I am just saying…

If you leave the cupboard door open

while you are baking

and you stop to take a picture of the ingredients you are using

because you are a blogger

and that is what you do

THIS might happen…

with the cupboard door open

while you are taking a picture

since I had my camera in my hand

I snapped a picture

before I started laughing!

then I I tried to get the flour bag out of his mouth

BAD dog!

I had visions of white flour all over my carpet

Come Merlin!

Stop runing around my living room with that flour in your mouth Merlin..


Your husband might come home to you kneeling on the floor

in a tug of war position…

with your camera still in your hand

trying to get the flour out of your dogs mouth

and get a picture at the same time

all the while laughing

with tears streaming down your face…

every time I got the bag away he jumped at me

and got it again!

I was not exactly helping

with the laughing and all


I got it…

after my hubby witnessed the madness


NO white flour all over my floor!

just one little “nip” on my hand!

I was NOT playing Merlin!

I don’t care if I was laughing…

I mean it!

Now what do you want??!

Go away dog!


and then there was Sammy…




Notice the time on the clock way back there

behind Sammy!

=)  yep

sometimes I bake at 9:15 pm


With dog and child underfoot

I finally managed to finish these!

Yum!  Except in all the chaos I forgot to put the raisins in..

the recipe does not call for raisins, pecans, or craisins

or flax meal

but sometimes I add them anyway


want the recipe!??

Can you read that?  =)


I have a date today…

while my hubby is away

With the mountain of laundry in my bedroom

and the soccer field

and the bleach

the toilets

the sinks

the floors

Never mind the weeding

or the painting I need to finish in the bathroom

and the kitchen!!

if only…

and then there is the

Exciting First Ever Give Away ~ on Seizing My Day!

that may or may not have something to do with my trip last weekend to see P-Dub! =)

I am hopeful for Monday folks…

hopeful! =)

y’all come back now y’hear!

20 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Courtney yazmış:

    Guess who commented right after you on the PW site leaving our blog addresses? Love the Olympia representation for Ree!!

  • 2 Mikki yazmış:

    What an adorable post. That puppy of yours is just too cute!!
    Your son is pretty cute too 😉

  • 3 Debby Pucci yazmış:

    This was so much fun to read, I was laughing so hard.
    Thank you and those cookies sound really good.

  • 4 naomig yazmış:

    Just another day in paradise?! 🙂 Love this post!!!!

  • 5 Holly yazmış:

    Too funny!!! He’s an awfully cute dog, so you can’t get too mad!!!! Glad the flour didn’t spill out!

    Your cookies look great and your son is so cute, staring at the oven!!!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  • 6 Sooz yazmış:

    Your cookies look delicious! Love ya Jenn.

  • 7 Sarah yazmış:

    Wow, thank you sooo much – I really needed a good laugh! Glad Merlin didn’t get flour everywhere!

  • 8 Courtney yazmış:

    I saw your comments on my site – so sweet. Thanks so much. So, I went back to PW site and weird, now our comments are next to each other. I don’t know, maybe I dreamed it!

    Yes, we will have to meet one day! In the meantime, I’ll enjoy following your blog. Have a great day!

  • 9 Jenn @ Gaffney's Gabs yazmış:

    This cracked me up!! Thanks for stopping by to visit, and thanks for your sweet comment. That was such a silly hilarious moment. Thanks for sharing. What a cute little pooch!!!

  • 10 Lily yazmış:

    ahahaha!! how funny! I love the pics~ but now I want some cookies!! and I love how you said, “because you are a blogger, and that’s what you do” I have pictures of EVERYTHING I do too; the camera is always ready for these moments 😉

  • 11 pixielation yazmış:

    Oh my, what a gorgeous dog! I am amazed that you got the bag bag without flour going everywhere!

    The cookies looked scrummy too, no wonder sammy was hovering.

    I just dropped over to say happy SITS Sharefest, but I’ll be back!

  • 12 He & Me + 3 yazmış:

    That was too funny. Glad you were laughing too. Those cookies look amazing. Your doggie is so cute.

  • 13 Genn yazmış:

    Oh my gosh, you say I had you laughing with my fall down the stairs… you had ME laughing with the tug of war over the flour with the dog! That is so what I would do too, go get my camera, be laughing the whole time, and stll trying to save my kichen from a white storm of flour. Too funny! And the cookies look wonderful.

    Hav a good weekend!

  • 14 Cindy yazmış:

    That is too funny!
    Oh and those cookies looked so delish!
    Hope you found a few moments of peace in between all the scrubbing and bleach!:)
    Enjoy the day!

  • 15 Quasi Serendipita yazmış:

    So cute! Stopping by from SITS 🙂

  • 16 bob west yazmış:

    I enjoyed your blog! Very insightful
    Hopefully you will appreciate mine
    Jesus Lives
    God Bless, Bob West

  • 17 tlam yazmış:

    love the pictures…they add so much to the reading experience! There…I’ve finally commented.

  • 18 Tammy yazmış:

    I thought I was going to see him covered in flour!

  • 19 Jen yazmış:

    Cracking up here! Our dog would have made such a huge mess. You are lucky.

  • 20 Chelsi yazmış:

    Love this post! Baking at 9:15 is completely normal to me! 🙂 However, I could use a cookie making lesson or two. Mine always turn out hard – no matter what I try. I just suck at baking! I’ll stick to cooking! 🙂 Or, those brownies from Costco! Those are hard to screw up! 🙂

    I have to tell you, P-Dub was great. However, my camera died RIGHT before I got to meet her. If you knew me better, you would know that this is normal for my life. I swear! I try to do everything to be prepared and WHAM! What the heck!? But, my mom and I arrived around 3:30 for the 6:00 signing and were number 29 & 30!!! It was awesome. Time flew by waiting in the line but I must say the people weren’t very friendly. I tried to reach out and be talkative but no one was very talkative. In fact, I kind of thought they were snarky. I was like, well… sheesh! I’ll talk to my mom then! 🙂 Anyway, it was a great experience and I have pics of the crowd, of me in line… and then the ol’ camera dies. Of course, I asked some nice lady in the row behind us to take my picture and email it to me, but she hasn’t. It’s been over a week. I bet she lost my email address and I wasn’t smart enough to get her contact info. Oh well. met her, she was beautiful and articulate and oh.so.gracious! 🙂