Sunday, December 27, 2009

I've been trying to load several pictures for the last half hour. There seems to be a problem with Blogspot right now. All I managed to put up was this picture of Severin proudly showing off his Rock Band 2 guitar on Christmas Day.

I'll try again tomorrow to load a few more...
As you can tell, the Spirit of Blog Posts Past did not visit me on Christmas Eve. Nor did those of Blog Posts Present or Future. But then, you all had better stuff to do than sit around looking at stuff on the internet. You all sang carols, made cookies, opened gifts and generally had a fine time, right?
Me, too.
My only real complaint is that it refused to snow here, despite the fact that I played "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby approximately 4000 times in a row, nearly making JP's brain explode....

Saturday, December 19, 2009

When my baby boy was born, he seemed pretty big. His sister had been a dainty 7.5lbs. He weighed over 9.
Now he's nearly six feet tall and, as of tomorrow, 14 years old.

In honor of the event, we are having a party. Right now, there are seven teenaged boys in the living room, eating pizza and playing Star Wars Monopoly. Soon, they will eat this cake:

It's a nearly exact copy of Sev's bass- as near as one can get using cake, fondant frosting and almond paste, anyway. I'm not sure I'll be able to cut it- I think I bonded with it emotionally during the five hours I spent struggling and cursing to create it.
.I'd never before made a large, shaped cake. And I'd never had to color fondant before. It's harder than you'd think, especially in black. I think my hands are permanently stained.
But it looks prettycool, doesn't it?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Don't bother buying me any fancy holiday gifts this year.
Jewelry, clothes, top of the line cookware, even books- take it all right back to the shop and get a refund.
I need nothing- absolutely nothing.

Because I once again have INTERNET SERVICE in the COMFORT of my OWN HOME, I am now perfectly and completely happy and want for nothing in this world.