Sunday, January 25, 2009
Busy, Busy Week
I keep thinking that life will slow down one of these days but it's not looking that way...at least for the next week. On Tuesday I hosted a bridal shower for Marybeth Brown (no relation) and 11 other ladies. The menu (which is the most important part :o) was: Hawaiian Rolls, Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts, Fruit with dip, Shrimp Dip with crackers, Dried beef cheese ball with crackers, creme puffs, cheesecake and punch. Due to a glitch with the invitations (no one on GBS campus received one) not as many people could come with only a 24 hour notice but we did have 12 people present. That occupied my doings on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I worked on recovering from Tuesday and baked a cake for Jodi Newton's Bridal shower which was on Thursday. Thursday I decorated the cake and made a trip to Urgent Care for another eye infection. Friday I made snowflakes for Jodi's wedding cake which I'll be making this week (the 31st). Every time I do a snowflake cake I vow I'll never do another one...this is the third one. Since I can count on 50% of them breaking I do double of what I think that I'll need. These also have to be brushed with iridescent sparkle which takes extra time. This week looks like this: Monday - make additional snowflakes and make final purchases for cake, Tuesday- Make all of the icing, Wednesday - bake the 4 full sheet cakes that will be needed (each of these have to bake a little over an hour so until I bake, cool, turn out and refill that's probably all I'll get done) Thursday - bake all four layers of the tier cake, Friday - ice all the cakes and decorate the sheet cakes, Saturday - set up and decorate the tier cake, 5:30 is the wedding. And there goes my week! For those who have been asking - yes, we're still homeschooling and Allan absolutely loves it. He begs to go to school on Saturdays and actually last week I allowed him to do that. This week he's going to learn how to tell time and I know that's going to tickle him to death. Daniel enjoys learning right along with him. Stephen is doing great and is now taking two naps a day and sleeping from 9:30 to 7:30. I hope to put him in the crib the first of February...he doesn't have much room in his bassinet anymore.