The book launch party and signing were awesome. I saw some friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and met some new people who came because they knew of my story. One high school classmate drove over two hours to come and support me. Here we are with copies of my book.
The baking went well on Friday although not being able to multi-task any more sure through a kink into my baking day. First mistake was discovered on Friday evening as I went to cut the chocolate almond joy bars to prep them for serving on Saturday. I couldn’t figure out why the chocolate on top was so gooey. Suddenly the light bulb went on in my head. Only 1/3 of the chocolate chips were supposed to be on top and the rest were to be inside. I had two batches with all the chocolate on top. Taking my daughter’s and husband’s advice I put them in the freezer and served them cool. The second big mistake came when I went to take the pumpkin bars out of the oven after the timer went off. They weren’t done! OOPS! I had turned the oven off while I ate dinner and decided whether to make the pumpkin bars or snickerdoodles. The oven was never turned on or hot when I put the bars in the oven. I quickly turned the oven on and they turned out perfectly the second time around in the oven.
Saturday morning arrived and we headed over to the home of my friends Steve and Victoria to set up for the party. Everyone arrived on time at 2:00 p.m. for the party as fragrant free as they could be by avoiding colognes, perfumes, after shaves, and scented lotions. The food was a success
and I am glad that I included copies of the recipes (thanks to whoever told me to do this). I signed books and visited. The giveaway of four gift baskets was fun and in the end I gave away a copy of the book.
Today I have been doing the fun things like scrubbing toilets, steaming floors, and laundry to bring me back into reality so that I could get this post done and I need to sign and prepare for mailing the three copies of Allergic to Life from the Goodreads Giveaway.
Below is a video clip of me thanking those attending. I will post more pictures during the week.