Has it been a million years?
Randomly. Heh. It's only been five days, but for a near-daily blogger -- in blog years -- it seems much longer. There's been so much exciting stuff going on -- the mad scramble to gather information to fill out numerous tax forms, the filing of those tax forms, the paying of taxes due according to said tax forms. Not income taxes... yet. Perhaps I should carry on with those, though; continue while I'm sort of on a roll.
Yeah, you wish you'd been here.
You do. There was also cake! "Cakes," to be more specific. We celebrated mom's 50th birthday again (a "5" and an "0" were the only candles we could find in our "candle department," other than a single taper which the kids stuck in at the end, performing as an exclamation point, we were told, not a "1" -- "50!" not "501") with a nice dinner at our house. I made lasagna, garlic bread and asparagus, and Annie brought homemade carrot cake (her specialty) and cheesecake (a new favorite).
I made two pans of lasagna so there would be leftovers. Katie took a couple of pieces home, and Maddy took nearly half a pan back to school. She also took some of the cakes. Apparently, Maddy's roommate is always bringing leftovers from home and I've been slacking; this haul may have jump-started my standing in the food-from-home ranking.
What else? I don't know. I'm just so happy that it's Groundhog Day -- I don't even care about the rodent (it's a rodent, isn't it?) and his shadow -- it's February 2nd! That sounds so much better than January 2nd. In four short weeks it'll be March 2nd, then April 2nd -- warm breezes, refreshing rain showers, springtime flowers. In the ground, growing outside, FLOWERS!
Happy Groundhog Day!