Sunday, 11 January 2009

work induced guilt

This week I found a recipe in one of the newspapers for red velvet cupcakes with vanilla frosting. My colleagues requested that I make them over the weekend and bring them in on Monday.

Now, I'd hate to reveal it to them, but the only cupcakes I've ever made them were from a Betty Crocker box - so I'm really not the cupcake-maker extraordinaire that they think I am.

Plus, I'm having quite a zen eating day today. I had:

Breakfast: granola with a pot of 0% fat greek yogurt and wasn't able to finish it
Lunch: weightwatchers quiche with cherry tomatoes

I don't want to ruin that with baking - particularly as I'm going to have to try one to see how they turn out. I can't give my co-workers my very first baking experiment untested! And then I'd have a kitchen full of cupcakes all evening calling out my name.

If I had more hours in the day maybe I'd make them some other treat, but I still want to squeeze in a trip to the gym, a trip to the bookstore, cleaning the apartment, and soup-making.

I think today I'm just going to have to practice saying no and realise that their disappointment is nothing personal.




  1. Fellow "Team Angie" member here...

    "Fill baking requests" isn't part of your job description, I'm guessing? They'll have to be big girls and boys and deal with any disappointment that they feel. You are taking care of your health and best interests saying no to this. Good for you for recognizing your own needs and meeting them, by making this decision. You may be feeling work-related guilt right now, but better that than "I ate 5 cup cakes and I've blown my day" guilt, eh?

    Keep your chin up! You're doing what you need to do to succeed! :)

  2. Don't feel guilty! :o ) If a person wants cupcakes, they can buy or make them themselves. Cupcakes are so very easy to find.