Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Words of Wednesday No.10

Once again it Wednesday and I have nothing wise to say.

But I do have words.

Boy am I glad I called this Words of Wednesday and NOT Wednesday Words of Wisdom!

I'm home from my month long adventure into grandma-hood.

It was the best of times.

We ate cake.

 I'm showing you this cake because I want you to make this icing. It is sooooo good. The cake recipe flopped for me. I'm sure it was user error - as in over-beating the batter. It was supposed to be 4 layers - 2 layers split. But I poured it into 3 pans. (I suffered a little from pregnancy brain)  I had 3 flat layers. I will probably make a cake with this frosting again, but won't use the cake recipe.

Between the bottom 2 layers I put lemon curd. Between the top two layers I put some raspberry jam and crushed fresh raspberries with a little sugar. 

The icing is made with lemon curd. I used Alton Brown's recipe.  I used the leftover lemon curd on the top of the cake. 

The cake was wiped out with just one family dinner.

Once the baby came, there wasn't any fancy cooking or cakes.

Just baby time.

Actually we did some projects for the nursery, which I will show you  later.

This is Fisher at two weeks. He really seemed to grow every day.  He outgrew some sleepers just while I was there. The next time I see him he will be HUGE!

Then Mr. Quirky arrived and Fisher and "pop" were formally introduced.

And then it was time to go home. 


Since I got back I have been working.

Working to remove 4 weeks of cat hair from the floors and furniture.

Somebody did not vacuum while I was gone.


I have also been removing 4 weeks of weeds and baby elm seeds from the gardens.

Somebody did not weed while I was gone.


I've also been putting away some of the things I brought home from my parent's house. Things like crafting and sewing supplies, some tools I didn't already have, baskets, lots of small clay pots, a trifle dish, a rather large stamp collection, love letters from my Pop to my Grandmother, bunches of old pictures, my grandmother's cast iron dutch oven, and who knows what else...

My brain is still a little foggy

I keep having to look at this post to remember what I've been talking about.

Perhaps that means I'm even boring myself.

One more thing...

I left a favorite item of mine at my daughter's home -

Sometimes it takes a BIG old flag to balance out your dear racks.  It's funny, you can take a fake dear head and stick it almost anywhere. But REAL dear heads, well, they are more of a challenge to integrate into your decor . . . 

I think I will have to make myself another flag though. I really liked having this one around.

I miss it.

But not as much as I miss that baby!

See ya!


Susie said...

Gosh, The baby looking at your husband made my eyes tear up. Such love. I thought you would be having baby withdrawal now. Bless your hearts dear grandparents. I like that flag. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Leslie Harris said...

Wow. What a handsome little guy...I love that picture with grandpa...can you believe he's finally here? I'm so excited for you. How far away are you guys? And I can relate to facing lots of cleaning when you get home. I live with someone just like that. :)

Patricia @ CorninmyCoffee-pot said...

Oh wow! what a great time.. still! Grandma-hood, isn't it the best.
My littles are so close, I don't know if I could deal if they lived so far away!
one of the reasons the move FAILED. Sssshhhh!
Flag looks great there with the deer mounts!

Cecilia said...

Aw what a cutie! I bet it was hard to leave him.
I bet he didn't vacuum or weed so you'd know he needs you, lol.
You should make a flag! It does look good at your daughter's with the deer antlers.

Kirby Carespodi said...

Can I have that baby?

Anonymous said...

In love of that picture of you and Fisher. Priceless! I've never used lemon curd. I think the term curd is what stops me, because I think curdled milk. It was great seeing you for a brief bit.

Shannon @ Bohemian Junktion

Art and Sand said...

The picture of you and the baby is just too precious!

I went away for a month about 15 years ago and Steve didn't water the garden once. Two days before I got home he hired a neighbor girl and her friend to try to get things looking better. The mistake he made was in not knowing that the friend was one of my students and she told me about the garden fiasco.

Glad you are home and can't wait to see what's up your sleeve in regards to painting and baking.


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