Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Against my better judgment and natural inclination, I took yesterday 'off.' I felt like I should have been cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, but I realized that their flight doesn't arrive until 8pm tonight and, honestly, I NEEDED the one day of rest and sleep in between guests. I was running a fever, horribly dehydrated, and just felt exhausted. I am happy to report that I feel right back up to speed today, so clearly it worked. :)
I am currently in the throes of laundry, picking up, airing out, and re-stocking. I will be heading to the grocery store shortly. I do have our menu for the week planned out, though, so that's something! Plus, my in-laws are incredibly laid back so all of the high standards are mine. Haha.
I hope everyone else has been having a good month. I hate not having as much time for SP (even my logging is lacking, although I am still keeping up with my numbers, just not always logging in on here every day right now), but I DID still manage to lose a solid pound (it was closer to two, but I like to be conservative with my charting!) while we had guests last week, so I must be doing ok!
Friday, April 18, 2014
I know I've neglected this, but I've been busy. My sister in law is visiting, so online time is almost non-existent. I am currently trying to keep myself awake to finish the specialty Easter eggs I am making for everyone's baskets (we will have our usual six for our family, plus one for my sister in law and one for another friend who is coming over from the mainland for the weekend).
We are going to try to make the early morning Good Friday service tomorrow, but I have accepted that with guests, one half sick child, and everything else going on - it just may not happen. Normally I would get all worked up over this, but I am making myself go with the flow.
Hope you are all doing well!
(Oh, and our second Advanced Gum Paste class went well. We just made parts for the final project. Lots of petals and leaves that are half finished at this point, and nothing is coming home with us each week.)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Yesterday one of our sons turned 15! He is a fantastic young man and we all had a wonderful day. We had a tropical luau dinner party, games afterward, and then enjoyed a Cupcake Volcano. Along with the fruit kabobs I had made, I tried my hand and making strawberry roses for the first time ever. Needless to say, we're all hooked and now we want strawberry roses at every meal. Haha.
Yesterday was gorgeous weather, today is gorgeous weather, and our weekend is supposed to be stunning, as well. Looks like lots of outdoor time. My sister in law arrives on Tuesday for a week and sadly it looks like rain is predicted for her entire visit. :/ I hope it is wrong!
Now for photos.
The strawberry rose! (I made several others, but this was the very first)
The table and bar set up
My son's Cupcake Volcano (The orange/red is the lava, the coconut and cake sparkles are 'volcanic ash.')
All alight! We used sparkler candles to make it 'erupt.'
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