Thursday, September 1, 2011
I've just spent the last couple of days feeling a little frustrated. There's nothing happening that's particularly bad but there are just a couple of niggly things that have been playing on my mind.
Probably the biggest little niggly thing is my butt. I pinned the physio down yesterday and it's my medial gluteal muscle that's the root of all evil. It's not torn but running makes it really tight and when it gets tight it affects the nerves that go down the back of my leg making it feel like I have hamstring problems. She did a lot of work smoothing out the speed bumps there but I'm still worried that when I run tomorrow it'll tighten up all over again. But on the bright side I do have the green light to run.
My other little niggly thing is work. I have never had such a quiet year and I don't do quiet well. Usually it's a matter of juggling orders and working extra hours and praying for a day off but I am down to a single leotard order on my books and that freaks me out a bit. I know I'm not the only one in this situation. I had a fabric rep over a week ago and he told me his business has never been so quiet. I'm pretty sure it's a result of the global financial insecurity at the moment but to say I'm bored would be an understatement. Maybe now would be a great time to write that novel that I know I've got lurking somewhere in my brain - if only I could think up something interesting to write.
The plus side to being bored is that I've been creating cupcakes in my head and in reality. Now I know how to fill a cupcake the possibilities are limitless. This week's creation was a vanilla butter cupcake filled with a berry and marscapone mix.
And I've been thinking that my tangello/poppyseed cupcake might taste pretty good with some lemon butter. And that the toblerone cheesecake filling could taste pretty damned awesome in the center of a chocolate or vanilla cupcake.
I'm starting to think I've got a weird obsession. Apparently I'm not normal because I make them but don't eat them. I force my family to be my taste-testers. (even though not much convincing is required)
So if I start posting lots more cupcake pictures in the next few weeks you'll know things are still quiet. And that my family may possibly be suffering from sugar-overload.