Friday, April 22, 2011
I SMELL SOMETHING GOOD
Shirley Anne is my daughter #2 so I just walk in the door and breathe in the smells. I gain 5 lbs. just on the scent alone. Gee, don't you need a taste tester, I ask? Nope, she said. Oh shucks. Well, just let me catch you with your back turned..... ha ha....
All week I have spent some time each day with ribbon cutting, constructing boxes, putting pecans on carrot cakes. The house is abuzz with activity and the chick cookies are hatching in the oven. All 1, 663 of them.
Those Mother hens must be tired. Oh, I forgot it's just sugar, and butter and flour, no hens involved. What was I thinking? chicks... mother hens....
There's 287 large egg cookies with names written on them. And, fudge.... son in law John is a master at that fudge. He gives us girls a bag to nibble on.... oh yum. Another 5 lbs. Oh Dear.
My days at decorating are over so I get the best job in the house. I get to feed great-grandson Dylan and rock him to sleep. Forget that sugary stuff in the kitchen. I've got all the sugar I want right in my arms. Isn't he a doll?
The family sits down to dinner and there come two rabbits scampering across the lawn. I bet you anything those bunnies are headed to Shirley Anne's Bake Shop.