October 2nd, 2007

bundled up, walkabout, snow


Unlit penguin cake Unlit penguin cake
Flar, Critter and Tigger made me a cake for my birthday. It was Dark chocolate fudge cake with buttercream frosting, in the shape of a penguin surrounded by a horseshoe for good luck. The frosting was embellished with edible glitter and chocolate shaving "feathers"
Unlit, fully candled Unlit, fully candled
They fully populated the cake with all 46 candles of my true age.
Ablaze Ablaze
They managed to light all the candles before the first ones melted, by using a kitchen torch.
Breath one of three Breath one of three
It took three breaths to put all the candles out; the second one was more of a gasp, I suppose.

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Book Meme

Got this meme from pixel39 & ladymurmur. Under the cut is a list from Library Thing, of books tagged "unread" or variants of the same.

Bold are what I have read, italics are what I started but couldn't finish, and striken through are what I couldn't stand. The numbers after each one are the number of LT users who tagged that book.

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Interesting, there weren't any on the list that I couldn't stand, although a couple *were* a tad difficult to get through. More fun, I've now added a bunch to my Amazon wish list, since via the handy Library Thing links. Strangely, a bunch of entries for (No Title) made the list, but every link I clicked brought me to The Hobbit. As it is now officially past my bedtime, I'm not bothering to extend the list out to a true 200.
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This and That

The Hobby Lobby is open. I actually turned down an invitation yesterday because I was working on paperwork. Tonight, I made a trip "purely for research purposes." I've forgotten how wonderful Hobby Lobbies are. Aisles and aisles of shiny. We got there 30 minutes before closing, and the boys were there to help usher me out. ;)

Last week was my birthday, followed by extreme busy-ness, then mild, but enervating, illness. This week started out strong - in two days, I've cleaned the kitchen & jacuzzi room & family room, done all the laundry (including extra bedding that had been waiting), and gotten the mail sorted to finish tomorrow and Thursday.

I took a nap this afternoon that slowed me down, though. Critter drove us to pick up the cleaning (including Tigger's jacket for a dress-up day tomorrow), then we stopped at Sir Pizza for dinner (they take forEVER), and briefly dipped into the Hobby Lobby.

Before he went to bed, Critter checked email and found his first official scholarship offer. To Birmingham Southern College. Not on his list, but the offer gave him solid evidence that he really is going to college. :) Having returned from his trip to Houston, he's decided that his first choice is Rice, then Caltech, then Cornell. He really liked Houston. It's mind-warping to think that Public Transportation is one of the things he LIKED about Houston. But then, I am due for my 25 year reunion this year... Quite a lot has changed.

When we got home from being out tonight, it hit me. I spend so much time with them. I'm wrapped up now in the excitement of all the milestones of growth and maturity with them, but I find it hard to imagine what life with be like without the constant presence.