We have cake!
It is actually 1:17 a.m. by now, and I have been baking all sorts of goodies this afternoon, and into the night...
Forgive the weird night lighting photos.
I made a carrot cake.
Mister loves carrot cake.
Oddly, I had never made a carrot cake before.
I spent the afternoon grating carrots, cleaning up after myself, enjoying step by step.
Making cookies too (for Dad), and getting ready for tomorrow's birthday boy (Lovee).
The frosting on the carrot cake has a bit of orange extract, which tastes very lovely.
(I used half of the orange extract called for in the recipe)
I am not certain I want to frost the cake sides.
Doesn't it look sort of pretty just like this?
I have to tell you....
Your suggestions are so good.
I think a coupon book, and a picnic, sound sublime.
As do so many of your suggestions.
What romantics you are!!
I love it.
I will plan around the sun for certain.
I think it will be 106'F here tomorrow.
I threw Lovee a party in that sort of weather a few years ago.
By the by...
I have been awake for 19 hours.
Random tid-bit ;)
But, we have a cake, and that is all that matters for the moment.
Thank you for being extra wonderful!!
ps: Mister Lovee is very excited about his birthday cake. And to think, he didn't even want a cake. I think the thing is, really & truly, there is almost nothing better than your very own birthday cake, on your very own birthday. Everyone should have their own fave cake, at least once a year. I realized that. Cake love!
pss: I keep forgetting to share some of the things I did to my kitchen cabinets. Our little island, which is not centered in the kitchen, but in a side nook, got a tiny makeover. Kilz, paint, wooden decals, sand. Happy :)
I only distressed the Island. Not the main kitchen cabinets. I wanted them to be thick solid cottage white cabinets. I'll take more photos some time.