Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Too busy to tell you how busy I am!!

At the end of this month, I'll be leaving for a month-long holiday in Singapore, and guess what? I have a ton of work to clear - work I was supposed to start on in late February, but am only receiving this week! How now, brown cow?

Today's my mom-in-law's 70th birthday, which we'll be celebrating in conjunction with Easter this Sunday, and I only learned yesterday that I'll be making the warm appetizer!! *panic* *panic* My MIL has always loved my macarons, so I'll definitely be making a stack of them, too, but what flavour? *pant* *wheeze* *pant* The ones I've made in the past that she preferred the most were lemon-flavoured, but I find that so ordinary! I still have a few more capsules of powdered saffron, and was thinking of using them, but what goes well with saffron?? Help!!

I'm not good with last-minute surprises, so I'll welcome any suggestions! Suffice it to say I'll have much less time for blog-hopping now until I leave, so pardon me all of you dear friends I've made over the past few months if I don't drop in on you as regularly as before! :( I certainly wish I could, but I'm hoping my job will still be there when I get back, so I'll have to prove I deserve the holiday! ;-)

This said, I'm really looking forward to meeting those of you I've said I'll meet when in S'pore!! :)

I hope I'll still have time to squeeze in another couple of WFFs!



BuddingCook said...

oh have fun, i like your new header! :D

eastcoastlife said...

Work is more important. I'm trying to delay my trips so as to see you when you come back.

Looking forward to meeting you in Singapore.

Shilpa. said...

Thanks budding cook! :) I'll need to shave off a few millimetres from the image so that it's as wide as my contents! *sheepish grin*

ECL, oh no, don't delay your trips for my sake, please, you'll make me very pai seh only!! But yes, can't wait to hang out with you! I'm sure we'll have fun! :)

Sia's Corner said...

too busy to tell how busy u r???? he he he...
take a chill pill lady;) make somethinmg ur MIL likes. even if its simple it will do:)
good luck for ur work n i will pray for u;)
hey r u talking abt hrithik roshan in ur profile? then sorry lady, he is already taken by me;)

sunita said...

Hi Shilpa, my first time here and am really do have a wonderful corner in here...will come back...

Asha said...

And I am too busy to tell you that raisins go well in Macaroons and I am too busy to tell you have a blast in Singapore and come back.Hugs:))

Sandeepa said...

Have Fun Shilpa. Shall I add you to The Club ? Didn't understand your comment

tigerfish said...

My turn to envy you in (oh, no no, HOT!)
Have a safe and enjoyable trip back.
Happy Easter!

Shilpa. said...

Thanks everyone! :)

Supriya, thanks for your advice and prayers, I needed them! As for the title, heh heh, it was something one of my bosses from long ago framed and hung on the wall of his office! :) Err, no, I saw Hrithik FIRST. You can have John Abraham (I can't stand him)! hehehe

Welcome Sunita, thanks for your kind comments and for visiting! :) I look a look at yours, too, will read it in detail over the weekend!

Thanks for the tips Asha, haha! You mean raisins soaked in alcohol, don't you? 'cos that's what I had in mind! :)

Thanks Sandeepa! I hope to contribute to the club soon!

Thanks Tiger, I hope you have an egg hunt planned, too! :) Oh yah, I wonder how he hell I'm going to tahan the heat! We're part of the spoiled generation, dependent on air conditioning! :(

Victor said...

Looking forward to meet you too, Shilpa. Possibly with Chris.

WokandSpoon said...

Ooo, lucky you! Have fun pigging out in Singapore!
As for what goes well with saffron? Hmm, rice, seafood, garlic...ooops, thinking of a paella there! ;-)

Shilpa. said...

Thanks Victor & wok&spoon! :)

Yah, Victor, I should be seeing you with ECL and Chris. My my, a gathering of civil servants (ex, in my and ECL's case, haha)! :)

w&s, haha, very helpful! I finally made them with foie gras, but am disappointed with how they look! :( will pig out in s'pore for sure! just hope i get to keep my shape! :)

WokandSpoon said...

Forget your shape! You can get it back after the holiday! Hehe! It's not everyday that you are in Singapore!

Chris said...

Did u say macarons? I've never heard of macarons until recently. You must visit Evan's blog, a blogofriend of mine who has elevatedt her passion for baking and photography into an "art". Check out her block with her latest entry on macarons.... Aren't they pretty? ;)

Shilpa. said...

Hi Wokandspoon, haha, you have a point, but you don't know how rabid I can get in S'pore!

Hey Chris, thanks for the link to your friend's blog! Yes, they are really pretty, but when you see how mine turned out, it's really rubbing it in man! ;-)

Keropok Man said...

how many more days before you touch down in changi ah?

which part of the island will you be at?

got aircon everywhere lah, no need to scared of heat. :-p