I have just a few minutes free time after putting a Cream Cheese Pound Cake in the oven. I was going to do something different with it this time (perhaps orange extract) but I decided frosting it with chocolate butter cream frosting would be a good idea... so I stayed with the usual vanilla.
Actually, I looked a lot like the lady in this picture as I spent the morning deciding what to make today. Since I already had the cream cheese softened and I was feeling quite tired from running errands (to the grocery store and the Post Office with the usual long wait in line), choosing to make the cake rather than cookies became an easy choice. I'll make cookies to send to the book store with Christopher another day.
I'm feeling much better but still getting tired easily. I shouldn't be surprised with all the illness this winter! Stephanie called last night to tell me baby Matthew has pneumonia. Thankfully he is doing much better today. We talked about the miracle of modern medicine. I remembered when she came down with Scarlett Fever around age four or five. That diagnoses would have been a death sentence a century ago but she quickly recovered... as is that cute grandson of mine.
Believe me, this child knew from the get-go how to get to his Grammie. :) When they visited last June, he was still in the newborn stage and he'd sit in my arms and just gaze at me. Uh, huh... that is all it took. So, I am very happy to know he is eating and drinking (as well as showing his dimples) again.
While talking last night, the older kids had started up their Pride & Prejudice DVD. Which reminded me of a previous conversation, when she told me the children liked to play pretend... including going "to town". However, the town they were going to was Bath or London, hehehe.
I wrote yesterday of my sticker shock at the gas station. Today I had something similar happen at the grocery store. I often will purchase a favorite donut for the guys when I'm at this particular store. However, they have just raised their price for each donut from 50 cents to 68 cents! Yikes... I knew bread had gone up a lot but this is showing the increased price of wheat, too.
I've thought about sharing some ideas of what we did right and wrong both during the last big recession and when we faced no income for a year. I don't want to come across as a "know it all" because frankly, we learned more from what we did wrong than right (isn't that the way it usually is?). Perhaps I'll share some ponderings about getting Recession Proof soon.
Now I must start a late dinner. The Big Ten guy's tournament starts this evening so I think I'll leave my husband to watch basketball while I read in another room. He likes to uh... help the referees... if you know what I mean. Perhaps ear plugs are in order, too. In our state, basketball is practically a religion (if I were catty I'd say something about idolatry but I'd probably be tarred and feathered or something).