Today was supposed to be all about the bathroom. That tiny, mess of a water closet and when I say closet, trust me, I mean closet. The primer is up, but I can’t really paint until we tear out the old vanity, sink, and faucet. Meanwhile, all the new bathroom goodies sit in my living room just waiting to be installed.
I’m also supposed to be preparing for a sweet 16 tomorrow. No, not my sweetie, but a friend’s sweetie turned 16 last Sunday and we decided to surprise the birthday girl with a wee family party. We are baking not one, but two cakes. I’m funny about cake. If it’s for a special occasion, it must be made from scratch. After trial and error I have found two cake recipes that make me happy, both from the Barefoot Contessa. One vanilla-lemon and one earth-shaking chocolate, Yeah, buddy. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout. They will both be frosted with a whipped cream frosting, one chocolate, the other plain with Strawberries. I’m not even thinking about the calories.
Which is easy to do since I am suddenly and horribly suffering from allergies. I have been plagued by allergies since I was a teenager with them growing progressively worse with age. My meds now cost, well, a lot more than they use to. I’ve switched to a ridiculously cheap allergy medication that has worked like a charm for the last ten days. Today, rather suddenly, it no workie. My nose is red and raw. I’m sneezing, sneezing, sneezing and I feel awful.
So, what gives? Is there something in bloom that has caused this invasion? Do I have a food allergy? My research showed me that exercise can reduce or eliminate allergy symptoms simply by getting the lymphatic system working and I believe this to be true based on the evidence of my outdoor exercise without any allergies. So, what in the name of all that is holy, is going on? Huh? I want answers dang it!
But I’m still not thinking about that cake, the scent of the chocolate one cooling right now on the counter is not tempting me.
It is not!
And my girl took new pictures of me for...Oops, can’t tell you yet! Just a few more days’ dahling! She took some good shots but I decided to show you the ones we didn’t choose.
We decided on this one, but I wonder, is it professional enough? Your thoughts?