Yesterday was Costco day: The last time I went, I got two 5 lb. bags of organic sugar and one 25 lb. bag of flour.  I am almost out of sugar…. So it’s already time to go back to the time suck that is shopping at Costco.  I’m going to ask Harry to help. Those bags are HEAVY!  They open at 10am – which seems really late to me… Oh well – time to get ready to go.   

Three hours later we are done!  I've got lots of flour and sugar and butter and eggs, so I won’t need to go back for a while.

This morning I created a page on yelp for Flora’s Bake Shop

I also updated my personal FB page with a link and cover image for bake shop

And I baked off spring cutouts so I can start decorating sample / promo cookies for basket photo shoot.

I made 2 batches of round sugar cookies for Uncle Giuseppe’s as well as wanting to have some tasting samples on hand. Did a taste / freshness test of the cookies from 2 weeks ago and it was still really good. Getting a bit dry, but the taste is still nommy!



I got home late and LaLa was so happy. She danced and bounced and tried to kiss me as usual. I try to get her to sit and be calm before interacting, but she’s so enthusiastic and happy to see me, it’s hard to be stern. After she finally stops jumping and jumping and sits down, her butt’s on the carpet maybe 1/100 of a second, I relent and lean down and scoop her up.  I don’t let her, but she ALWAYS tries to lick me and since she’s so fast she usually gets one in before I lean back far enough to get away from her fluffy love.

LaLa looking for treasure, the Boise hills still showing a top coat of snow

LaLa looking for treasure, the Boise hills still showing a top coat of snow

Earlier today when Harry and LaLa went on their disc golf adventure, he said LaLa was so happy! While sniffing around for treasure she found the mother load!  Apparently LaLa discovered a headless baby duck in the grass. Harry had her on the leash so she didn't get very close, but man she sure wanted to. And then ten minutes later, Harry somehow lost hold of her and she TOOK OFF , running with the flexi lead stretched out behind her, getting caught on bushes and swinging back and forth. Harry’s in full chase and can’t even get close, because he KNOWS what she’s going to do… Back she runs, full speed, jumping over bushes and careening around the trees – straight back to the little fluffy baby bird corpse which she immediately tries to swallow whole. 

Harry, just behind manages to get it out of her mouth but she somehow gets a tooth back into it and swallow it even further down her little gullet. He said he had quite a time getting it away from her. It looks like I’m going to need to do some reinforcing for “drop it” and “leave it” … 

Now I’m completely grossed out because the LaLa the bad doggy dead baby bird eater, yucky poo breath just licked me on the mouth – yuck! 

I sure wished Harry told me that story 10 minutes ago…