Monday, February 7, 2011

The party's over …

No sad music from me, though! I was happy to plan it, happy to execute the plan and am now more than happy to get back to my other life. That party had a mind of its own.

My mother-in-law was very appreciative. Her niece, who is 72, asked if I would throw her a 90th birthday party. I reminded her that in 18 years I would be 78 – probably not up to the amount of effort it took to pull this off. But I did offer to take her to lunch. Heh.

As promised, here's the cupcake cake. The batter was baked in a small mixing bowl and then I carved the lower portion to make the whole thing look like a cupcake. I pressed the back of a knife into that portion of the frosting to make it look pleated.

And here's the table, which really was lovely, if I do say so myself.

All the out-of-towners left yesterday. I took a nice, long (five miles) walk and didn't do much else. Today will be a big push to put the house back together. (We moved and rearranged a lot in order to give our two-year-old triplet grandsons plenty of play space.) And there's a lot of laundry to catch up on. And another walk to take. I've missed two days so far this month, but it's early and I'm going to do my very best to make it up and meet my possibly overambitious mileage and time goals for February.

My husband and I enjoyed watching the Super Bowl together. I also enjoyed texting with my son-in-law in Tennessee (who used to live in Wisconsin), and following on Twitter before he and the Peas took the stage for the halftime show.

Technology is a beautiful thing. Heh.


Elora said...

Great job, Debbi! Table and cake do look lovely.

On another topic...what's with the Chinese on the left side of your blog. Kind of scares me away....


denise said...

Looks great - and I'm sure tasted even better. Congrats on getting it done and done so well.

I made a half cake this weekend (that is I halved the batter and baked in a 9x9 pan). This was not a good thing, as no one was coming to my house for a party or otherwise, so I ate it...and ate it...and ate it...til it was almost gone and then threw a small portion away. But at least I did get rid of that small portion!