I start every day with a list. In the morning, I sit down at my computer, and before I check emails or Twitter or the New York Times or anything, I open a fresh sheet of notebook paper and I write me a little Nerd List for the day.
It rarely get completely crossed off, but I work hard to do at least most of it. On the long days, the days where I feel oh so very pregnant and tired and uninspired, I think of that old saying,
“Start every list with ‘Eat Chocolate’. That way, you’re bound to get something done.”
And so today, my friends and fellow dorks, right at the top of the list, before I schedule social media or messy up my kitchen or respond to emails, I’m writing in capital letters,
CHOCOLATE PEAR MASCARPONE CAKE
And at the end of the day, there will be a huge line through my list, and no way to call this day a failure (sweaty, mid-day preggo-nap or not).
I created this cake to celebrate my girl Mallory from Total Noms, who is currently relaxing the day away on her honeymoon! She asked me to write her a guest post for her site while she’s off swanning around in the sun. I think her daily list should read,
- more of each
I mean, it’s the only way to honeymoon, am I right or am I right?
Head on over to Total Noms for to read my post and check out the recipe! And drop Mal a congratulatory note while you’re at it