I found a lady I knew and her kids selling fresh strawberries in Mount Airy. I was so excited. I bought a box and realized I was on my way to the gym so I had to store them at Delane and Amy's. She and the boys took great care of them....and the kids snacked on a few. I also dropped off a few at my sisters. I was so tickled with the box that I decided to make one of Toonces's favorite cakes in the whole world. Strawberry nut cake. I went online, got a recipe, went to the grocery store and surprised him with a delightful smell when he opened the door. It was work. The cake was heavy. I mashed berries. I chopped nuts. I squished cream cheese and butter and confectionery sugar. I did all this while still making a really good dinner. I was so proud of myself when I took those beautiful pink pans out of the oven.
We had dinner. We took a walk. I grew impatient. I knew Toonces wanted a piece of cake. The instructions said it had to cool completely. I decided the only danger would be the icing running off. I was wrong. One layer came out okay. The top layer.....I tore it all to pieces.
In a different mood I might've cried. I'd worked really hard. But instead I laughed it off and squished pieces of cake on top and poured the icing all over it. Toonces ate a bunch. I took some to mom and dad. It tastes marvelous. It looks like sh*t.
I haven't been able to post about my flowers and gardens like I'd like.
I did at least want to show you that I have sunflowers growing up all along the patio. It is a pain to trim around them but I like the way they enclose the area. The ones along the edge grew on their own from all the spilled bird seed. I think that is pretty cool.
I found a new vine and I just love it. You can see it in this next photo with the little yellow flowers. If you look closely you can see a little hummingbird coming in to his feeder. (No I wasn't using a zoom that morning....)
An interview question:
Do you enjoy working in the yard, garden or flowers or just consider it a chore? For those that enjoy it, what is your favorite thing to be doing?
Pirate fans? Pirates 3 was so good. Even Toonces suffered through the 3 hours and loved it. (He didn't like 2 very much, it bored him, so he almost didn't go see the new one) I don't want to discuss the movie (to spoil it for others) but if you like them, you'll LOVE it. AWESOME movie.
Crushes can be fickle and Orlando Bloom looked so hot in this movie, and older, that I think I could jump ship. When he spins around near the end I had to jump back in my seat. Captain Jack may have my heart but a booty run with Will Turner wouldn't be bad.......................
(Toonces you know I am only kidding. XXXOOO.)