It's seriously grind time from now until May.
So I'll be lucky if I find any blog time...
Here's some of my favourite Bests of Late...
Best Boyfriend Ever.
Recently I was asked to cater a brunch. This time last year I turned down all catering. However, this was only bomblettes for 10. Piece of cake. I didn't adjust my regular pastry chef gig and squeezed it into a morning before work. I was prepping everything the night before and Julian called and said can I help you with anything for the catering? I said no --- it's okay. He asked are you sure - I can chop stuff up or carry things. I laughed and said I gottit.
Mind you, he offered to help after a 10 hour workday of his own. Simply amazing. I just laughed and said I've gottit and he should go relax and play poker with the men people. Hahhahhaa.
The next morning I cooked everything and got it ready for the chafing dishes (aka foodwarmers) and he loaded up my ride and then helped set up. You know he didn't have to...he could have gone to his desk since he has work of his own. But he's cool like that...
"I like your pouty face...it's so cute Bebe, I see you curled up asleep and so happy I can't stand to wake you up...and then you make that pouty face and then I just have to smile..." Him to Me...
Me: I feel bad...I got a little overextended...
Him: I like doing things for you, you know that right?
Him: Because it means I'm able to....
I've never met anyone like Julian. He takes nothing we have for granted --- not what we have together or what we have as individuals. He voices and prays his thanks and gratitude. He is constantly laughing even when we are tired and says TOO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED BEBE! Bwaa hahahaha. It makes me laugh but I tell him that being this blessed is a little stressful because it comes with specific responsibility. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed after coming back from vacation but I'm in the swing of it now.
I love to listen to him speaking quickly and excitedly. I like talking over all of our home made dinners - we talk about what we've done, what we have to do and what we are going to do. Afterwards, he always helps with the dishes and continues laughing and pouring the drinks. Honestly, he makes what we have seem so effortless.
We have a LOT to do and hella lucrative investments to make and so far we have crushed all of our goals. It's nice to be with someone who sees life as a challenge and an adventure instead of a curse.
Best girls Ever...
Holla at my girls for always always being there to make me laugh or listen to my angry rants or just to laugh.
Best Cold Dessert
Recently we made a frozen yogurt gelato style with a raspberry forest fruit topping that is off the hook. It makes other frozen yogurts taste like paper. I'm not really a dessert eater (I like makin' them)...but I would eat myself sick if this was available all the time
My "flesh" coloured Report Brand ballerina flats with an ankle strap and pleated toe. I've rocked these everywhere from Chicago to the Philippines. You can walk in them for even 10 city blocks and it feels comfortable. I will be getting them in 5 colours.
The Spanish rice I make for dinner - I roast the rice with fresh garlic before I boil and steam it. If you don't know - you'd be wise to invite yourself over.
Best Cake Lately...
I make so many of the damn things...but this is one of the latest that I like that is kinna okay to me. There are others but I like this flat look lately.
Best Break Up..
Cbug, my little sister in law, called me one night to tell me that she had broken up with her long time boyfriend since high school. Too bad for him. I don't really want to put her B.I. on deck here but I will say this - I am very proud of her for the ability to make a decision that benefits her as a woman. I am very proud of her for ENFORCING a decision that was difficult to do. She has learned early in the game what most women will never have the strength to acknowledge or change EVER. She is doing what's best for her which makes her the best.
Best Quickie Food
Mondays at Sweet Tomatoes with my girl Katie
The best weather here is coming. Fall in the desert is fabulous...
.Those who try to compete - that's cute, but your cash/face is busted
.Those who try to mooch - hella cute, but we're not sparing any change
.Those who try to emulate - super cute but you aren't in the right $$ bracket
.Those who try to glare - hecka cute to see that hater squint. Keep squinting coz not only is our grind authentic - so is everything we wear and rock and use.
.Those who try to criticize - mad cute to see ur hoe asses hating. But don't bother just coz you are always on your knees doesn't mean that your prayers will be answered. Bwaa hahahaha
.Those who try to downplay - daaaaamn cute. But I'm glad you don't even have an inkling to what we have emotionally and materially coz if you did - you might pull out some of that hair you got.
.Those who hate on the low - my favourite cute. I smell you, and it's not so good. It's okay though...keep on.
Thank you haterators...With haters like you - we're not only doin' our job - but apparently we've changed the game.