Hello, hello, welcome back, Happy New Year, etcetera, etcetera!!! I took a week off. Hey, it's hard blogging for a month- I needed to recharge, and now I'm back! So, the holidays went relatively well. The big 12 apostle-symbolic food fest was great, the little kiddies were all over indulged, and I got yelled at again for my dubious parenting skills. Whatever. It's all over, and now I am a year older! Yes- Happy Birthday to me. 1968- what a year! This birth date is a strange one- I shared it with my paternal grandfather, and it was usually melancholy in that it was the day we went back to school after a delicious break. While my family remembered my day, often my friends didn't because no one wanted to be back in school and we were all testy and grumpy. But the best "forgot my birthday" story comes in the form of my "husband." We were married just over one year. We had our son who was about 4 months old, and it was January 3rd. He said nothing to me in the morning, nothing when he came home from work, nothing that evening. My mom and brother called during the day, and my dad called that night to wish me a happy birthday. After I got off the phone with him, "husband" says (in total seriousness): "What did your dad want?" And I looked at him, and said, "You don't know what day it is." And he's staring at me, and I say, "It's my birthday." No histrionics, no tears, very calm. And he doesn't say, "Holy Sh*t! I totally forgot!!" or "Oh my God, I'm such a douche!" or "Crap- I'm sorry, let me make it up to you!!!" He says, I swear to God, "Oops. Happy Birthday?" (question mark intentional....) Nice, eh? Needless to say, I lowered my bar so friggin' low, it was underground. Whatever.
So now let me share the highlight of my day. Last year, I bought the BigTop Cupcake to make one for my daughter's birthday for school. You've seen that infomercial for the "25x bigger than a cupcake cake!!" I follow the directions, and get a cupcake cake that could feed maybe 3 people. Totally misleading advertising, but, whatever!! I ended up making a big heart cake for her class and it was great. So today I decided to make one just for me and my kids. After my mom came over and took me to lunch, I made it. At the start of this post is how it could potentially look.
This is what I ended up with: