I jinxed myself. That last post, you know the one where I say that all looks good and we should be able to stay in our house until our condo is ready for move-in? Nope. Not gonna happen. Our lovely landlords are making us move out by Jan 21st. Our condo is not available until Feb 1st. Which means we will have to move TWICE. Twice all for 10 measly days. Anger ensued. All I saw was red. Seriously, they cannot work with us on 10 days? Our rent has always been early. The hubs always fixes everything around the house and we foot the bill. He has beautified the place like nobody’s business. Pulled out ivy, planted a new succulent garden, installed a security light, fixed leaky faucets, the list goes on. So when they told us too bad you have to be out – I. got. MAD. I realize they have the right to do this. They are giving us over 30 days notice and they do, in fact, own the house. I just thought that maybe, just maybe they would show a little kindness and generosity. But, no.
Marriage is a funny thing. It’s wonderful and difficult and fun and not-so-fun and sometimes I want to kill the hubs and other times I realize just how much I need him in my life. If I was experiencing this situation solo, it would be handled a whole lot differently. Probably not in the best way. Not probably, definitely not in the best way. But this hubby of mine has to go and take the higher road and put things into perspective for me, yet again. Remind me that we are blessed. That this isn’t the end of the world – even though it feels like it when I have hives all over my body from moving stress =/ That, yes we will have to move our stuff into storage, live with my parents (love ya Mom but I think we can all agree it’s not ideal), and then move yet again into the condo once it’s ready.
I’m reminded that we are so very, very blessed. We have stuff (way too much, actually). We have a place to go (thanks Mom & Stan!). We have an amazing condo that we will soon call home (thanks Lynne!). We have so much more than the majority of people in this world. How is it possible that all I can focus on are all the little inconveniences? It’s a good darn thing I married this man who reminds me of my blessings right when I need reminding. Needless to say, it’s been a stressful week for me. Just ask all the stress hives all over my bod. Seriously, WHY does this happen to me?! Oh and not to mention Christmas is 13 days away. 13 days people. I have not shopped for a single stitch of anything. I’m on major packing duty and cannot be bothered to buy and wrap presents. I hope my friends and fam are ok with baked goods this year? Please say yes! Anyone?
Ok, I’m calling it. Let’s bake! I can do that. I need to do it. Baking calms me. Expect a lot more baked goodies coming your way while I try to zen myself. I needed an easy baking recipe the night of the bad news so I went with these Pecan Pie Minis from Lick the Bowl Good – yet another fab Pinterest find. Nothing fancy here, folks but oh so scrumptious. A little crunch on the outside and chewy, sugary, buttery, pecan pie decliciousness all in one bite. I’ll have 31 more, please. Dump all 5 ingredients into one bowl, mix, add to mini muffin tin and bake. Easy peasy. Just what I needed. A quick and easy recipe with 32 lil baked cuties just waiting to be devoured. Yesssss. Need to relieve some stress? Enjoy some of these Pecan Pie Minis. I can almost feel it melting away…
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ⅔ cup butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. (Note: Be sure to slowly mix in your melted butter with the eggs - you don't want those eggs to cook!)
- Generously spray a miniature muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. (The spray with flour in it works best!) Fill each indention ¾ of the way full.
- Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
- Makes 28-32 mini muffins
- NOTE: These can have a tendency to stick to the pan easily. To combat this, generously spray your pan with Bakers Joy or Pam with flour. Once they come out of the oven let them cool for one minute then flip them out onto a cooling rack. If they cool in the pan you'll have to use a chisel to get them out. Also don't fill the pan to the very top. This recipe doesn't contain any leaveners but they will overflow if you fill them too full.