Love Thursday: Thanks

By Mir
December 20, 2006

Love is having a long day, dealing with wallpaper that won’t behave and contractors who will but still take way too long to do finish, fielding several meltdowns and endless whining, and then remembering that tomorrow is the last day of school before break and teacher gifts must be readied.

Love is patting yourself on the back for having everything bought ahead, and packing up the gift bags, and then remembering that—thanks to various “help” and “testing” and “special sessions”—you should, by rights, be gifting quite a few of the support staff as well. Possibly with large sums of cash.

Love is having cursed your kitchen the previous night, and being tired and having work to do and laundry to put away and floors to clean, but whipping up half a dozen loaves of chocolate chip gingerbread, anyway, because when you can’t give cash, you give chocolate.

Love is being very grateful to have half a dozen extra folks to bake for because they care about your kid.

Happy Love Thursday, everyone.


  1. Morgen

    Okay, Mir, I need that recipe. That gingerbread looks AMAZING.

    Good luck with everything!

  2. crazyjane

    How could you show us that without the recipe? i have about 700 teachers/support staff to bake for, too!!

  3. Lady M

    Our flight for tomorrow got cancelled and we’re home with unplanned time for a few more days . . . maybe I need to bake chocolate chip gingerbread!

  4. Cele

    Oh, the little baking dishes are so cute. Warm gingerbread, oh yum.

  5. Brigitte

    Ooh, I’m going to have to make warm gingerbread now, to be served with mass quantities of whipped cream.

  6. Dee Dee

    I too need that recipe. Yummmmmmmmmm. That looks great!

  7. Judy

    Okay, Mir… there’s a quorum… time to whip out that recipe. I still have baking to do and those look yummy.

  8. tori

    I think you need to update with the recipe. It looks really yummy!

  9. Jen the Mom

    Forget wanting the recipe, send me a warm loaf and I’ll be happy!

  10. Jenn2

    Mir, pretty, pretty Mir, please post the recipe for the gingerbread. It looks very yummy! Please? Missy Hoohaw says please as well. Actually she says, pweese? And how can you resist the pweese?

  11. Sophie

    I’ll join the chorus: Are you sharing that chocolate gingerbread recipe? Please?

  12. Aimee

    Yummmmm. Yes, recipe please! That picture looked so good I swear I could actually smell the gingerbread. Happy Love Thursday!

  13. Muirnait

    Heh. You’re being mobbed for your recipe!
    I’m so glad that there’s people around who care about your kids. That’s wonderful. One of my old pastor’s favorite sayings is, “It takes a village to raise a child.” I’m glad you’ve got a good village (and I’m sure you’ll find another when you move.)

  14. Jen

    Oh the loves look so yummy! I know the teachers will appreciate your efforts. Happy Love Thursday!

  15. ChristieNY

    You go girl, those look absolutely fabulous! Can I wait in line for the recipe too? Seein’ as you look so pretty today and all… ;)

  16. Susan

    Screw the recipie–just send the gingerbread.

    (Okay, no, I really DO want the recipie. Pretty please pretty Mir.)

  17. Susan

    I want the recipe, too! And where on earth did you get those darling little dishes?!

  18. Kelly

    Yes! We need the recipe too! Yum! Lucky teachers and support staff…

  19. April

    OH!!!! I am going to keep refreshing this page until I see a recipe! Because OMG, I have to bake for several teachers too. That sounds so yummy, I could go for a piece right now!

  20. Ruth

    A Chocolate Chip Gingerbread recipe is available at

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