Here’s the thing, though…I’m hating it.
Not because I don’t like playing. And not because I think it’s boring or anything like that. It’s just that, and I’m a little bit not proud of this, but…I just hate losing. I WANT TO WIN.
The thing is, I’m not like ridiculously competitive or anything, it’s just that…with most games, there’s a good chance I could win. I mean, I’ve got a fighting chance. But with chess…losing, at least for now, is basically inevitable. I’m no good.
It’s not just losing the game, though…I don’t want to lose ANY PIECES. None. At all. So I get all defensive and cornered, and then I lose everybody.
No wizard chess set would ever trust me enough to let me use them.
Well, now, the Hubster has taken pity on me and told me that he’ll pick me up Scrabble or Boggle tomorrow. I’d be insulted, but word games are my forte, SO BRING IT ON.
I’m off to lose another round of chess, but don’t feel bad for me – by this time tomorrow, I’ll be the reigning Scrabble champ, so I’m cool with it. In the meantime, you guys check out these fun cookies.
When I say these are easy, I’m not exaggerating. They really are. They’re ridiculously easy.
Step 1: spread frosting on the cookies. You can give them a little swirl or spiral with a spatula, if you want. Or you can make them smooth. I went with a bit of texture.
Step 2: using a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #3 writing tip (or the equivalent), spiral lines of a contrasting color of frosting all willy-nilly. You’re going for an abstract or a rustic-type look, so don’t agonize over perfection. The more perfect you make these, the less natural they look.
These are perfect for spring. April showers have passed on by, so bring on the May flowers! They would be perfect for Easter, especially fabulous for Mother’s Day, and they’d make great teachers’ gifts, as well. Plus, they’re so fun and easy, kids can even get in on the decorating!