Wake me up when March ends.

To say I’m overwhelmed with work right now would be putting it so mildly you can’t even imagine.

It’s coming to the end of the financial year for us and over at the office everyone’s trying to finish everything that got stuck in the pipeline because of the implementation of stricter procurement policies.

It’s like firing a gun with a knotted barrel — everything just blows up in your face.

Thanks a lot for the grief, Brompton bikes.

Actually the reverberations of this might very possibly carry on through April. This basically means I’ll be out of the wedding prep scene till after April because I’ll have neither the time nor the energy to do it. I do so much work at the office. The last thing I want to do when I get home is more work: scouting for favours, designing the invites, and all the other things I don’t even know I have to do — yet.

There’s been zilch progress since my last update on the change in photographer, and this scares me. To make things worse, I’m also back to square one with Project Wedding Body, because when I get back from work I’m usually so tired I just crash. After April, I’ll be left with a mere 5 months to achieve my ideal weight and I’ll be counting on my old friend Desperation to get me there. Usually people will only scramble to their feet and come through when they’re desperate, no?

Amidst all this chaos I find that I do have the time, however, to dream up our honeymoon because it feels less like work, and let’s just say I NEED images of the picturesque Nuwara Eliya in my mind to keep me sane at this point.

The only good thing that came out of March was probably the boyfriend’s birthday. I say “probably” because I’m still sitting on the fence about whether I can classify this as a good thing, especially since it’s also a reminder that our biological clocks are ticking.

No fancy schmancy gifts for him this time because we made a mutual agreement ever since we got engaged that we should just save the money for marriage. So what’s there left to do but get creative? The last time, I made him a pop-up card and a video montage of birthday wishes from family and friends.

This year, I baked him a rainbow cake. It was far from perfect as you can see, but he claims it was delicious. Well I can only hope he was telling the truth….

birthday_rainbow_cake

He was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a rainbow cake after cutting it open!

I also had a go at making two other desserts this month: tiramisu and molten chocolate cake. The only reason I had time to make them was because my department chose dessert-making as our team-bonding activity.

Aida_molten_chocolate_cake

No flour was used in this molten chocolate cake because my colleague doesn’t take gluten. The structure didn’t hold well without the flour, causing the centre of the cake to cave in. To salvage the appearance, I filled the cavity with some strawberry jam, raspberries and blueberries.

Aida_tiramisu

Tiramisu was much easier to make. I’d make it again!

Well on my way to being a domestic goddess, you think?

Anyway I really hope the situation at work clears up soon — for Faz as well. Both of us have been so incredibly busy that we haven’t been talking on the phone or meeting up as often as we used to. To better months ahead!


4 Comments on “Wake me up when March ends.”

  1. eleventhoctober says:

    Haha the baking is from Creative Culinaire right? :)

    • aida says:

      So clever! ;p Is the tiramisu + molten chocolate cake combi their signature or something?

      • eleventhoctober says:

        Yes, apparently so :) teehee, my molten choc looks lagi sempurna lah cause i didnt have to take out anything,,,didnt know that if tak cukup flour cake bleh jadi gitu eh. Or maybe everybody knows that except me? Haha!

      • aida says:

        Oh it’ll definitely affect the cake, just that I didn’t know how exactly. There’s a science to it that I’ll probably take years to understand. Science physics/chemistry jer dah susah nak faham….


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