Today my company is having a cookie bake-off competition, so naturally I had to make two different kinds. I had a meeting until almost 8:30 last night, after which I went to the grocery store for baking ingredients. I didn't get started with my first batch of cookies until about 9:15.
My friend, The Cowboy, was passing through town and showed up to spend the night at our house around the time the first dozen cookies were coming out of the oven.
I chatted with him as I baked my white chocolate chip and cherry cookies (the Toll House recipe with Ghirardelli white chocolate chips and dried cherries), followed by a batch of Coconut Lime Bars. My husband wanted to watch "Lost" while the bar cookies were in the oven, so we took time out for that.
After the baking was finished, I stood around in the kitchen talking to The Cowboy until almost 2 a.m. I knew I'd be sorry in the morning, but we just kept branching from one conversation to the next.
This morning, well, I am pretty tired. But I have two lovely competition entries and I'm caught up with a friend I hadn't seen since last year. That makes it all worthwhile.