Joys of Baking, Jolene & January

Joys of Baking, Jolene & January

Well, January has come and gone. Snow and cold are still with us. It’s been about a week since my last post, and I’m finding it more difficult to know what to say. Generally, blogs have a specific point or topic, appeal to a certain demographic. Mine seems more out of place, not quite set in any particular stone yet. I’m hoping the more I write, or force myself to, the more clear and continuous the content will be.

Last week was a fairly busy week. Between the workload, the evenings with my son, and celebrating my buddy’s 31st birthday, it was pretty full. On top of that, I had to find new and creative ways to stretch whatever funds I had. As long as there’s a roof over our heads and food in our tummies, I’d say we’re doing alright though. I’m hoping that come Spring, there will be more gigs available for my musical acts. Winter is always a slow, tough time to get through in many ways.

I actually don’t recall anything that was eaten last week, though I’m sure it was delicious. Last night however, as I have my son Tuesday nights every week, regardless of who’s week with him it is, he and I baked some chocolate chip cookies. He was really eager to help, even knew how to crack an egg (albeit there may be some pieces of shell in the cookies). We did our best to keep the flour mess to a minimum. Later that night Andrea and I enjoyed her homemade Seafood Pasta, which really hit the spot.

The next couple days are going to be pretty busy; two band practices this week, plus a gig in downtown Fredericton on Saturday. I may not have much time to prepare any fancy meals, but I’ll be sure to keep myself fed/hydrated. And I always have something delicious from work during lunchtime.

Today’s musical treat is something most wouldn’t expect from me: Miley Cyrus. I’ve actually quite enjoyed her version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”. Take a listen to a stripped version here: