What a week. I am just recovering from all the activity.
First, Sydney and I went to Louisiana for my Dad’s birthday. Other than 17 hours in the car with a teenager, the trip went great. Actually, the hours in the car weren’t bad. She mostly slept or played her game. I gave her plenty of latitude and she did me proud, which earned her more latitude and freedom. She liked that and was proud of it.
When we got back, I spent a whole day baking a cake. This is the Decemober cake from Southern Living.
Five layers high, three layers of Red Velvet cake and two layers of cheesecake. There is 2# of powdered sugar, 3.5# of cream cheese, two red velvet cake mixes, 2# white chocolate, a pound of butter and 8 eggs. It is a heart attack on a dessert plate. But, it’s soooooo good.
The holiday, we spent unwrapping gifts and making the Christmas feast. I baked a ham that was too big and we’ve been eating ham ever since.
And, we had a ton of sides. We did have a big salad and more green vegetables than we had at T-giving. I hope I learned that lesson.
Sydney’s napkin art.
On Thursday, we went to the day after sales and picked up a few things that we needed and a few things that were on sale. Friday, Rob and I both worked. Saturday, I took my bathrobe apart and today, I put it back together. And, I finished those three quilts I wanted to get done by the end of the year. More about those later.
It’s been busy and wonderful and full of family, and that’s just like it’s supposed to be. No arguing, no fussing. Joy, Love and Peace.
Be well and have a great week. Lane and Rob and Sydney.
Oh, and please take a couple slices of ham and a piece of cake with you. Thanks.