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I really like cake.

I really like cake.  I like a nice piece of cake with some super sweet icing smoothed all over it’s fluffy-ness.   White cake with butter creme icing is my absolute fave.  If you put a side of vanilla ice cream (preferably homemade) on it, my taste buds are singing opera style music–soprano!   The sun is shining, the birds are singing and my blood sugar is preparing itself to sky rocket.

I am a sucker for cake.  I’m not a huge sweets loving person like one of my close friends is…she can’t even look at a baked good without drooling –visibly.   Birthday cake with ice cream is my number 1 happy sweet treat.  Don’t give me a donut (gag) or a candy bar…give me cake!

Before I go into this, I’m not about to say that we should not eat cake.  I believe it’s one of those things God made just for me (and others who enjoy it), but I am sharing with you my observation about CAKE and my body.  That’s all really.

My oldest child had a birthday the other day and I ordered her a cake from a local baker.  This cake was so cute and sweet and well, it tasted woooooooonnnnderful.  We were camping at the lake with some friends and they just happened to make some homemade ice cream.  The tastebuds were warming up for the soprano spot.  The combo of the cake and ice cream was perfect.  We were celebrating my child’s bday, but my mouth was really partying!  I had EXTRA icing thanks to both of my children who do not eat that part of the cake (maybe the love for icing skips a generation?).  So, I was super sugared up!  After enjoying the afternoon of just sitting around and visiting and digesting, I went in the camper to read.  I ended up on the couch at some point–asleep.  Woke up a little when my fam came in from fishing, but went right back to sleep.  I slept about 13 hours!!!  I NEVER do that!  When I finally woke up, I felt as tho something had hit me on the head.  My eyes were puffy, my face looked misshappen even.  I’m not sure if others saw it, but I did.  I was so thirsty and ready for some major coffee.  The same neighbor who had made the ice cream met me right outside my camper with a cup of coffee!  Tell me God don’t answer prayers!  Ha!

I know that it’s important we watch what we put in our bodies.  There are things that are packaged and created for our consumption that is really not a FOOD product.  I realize our world has so many options, especially here in the US.  We have to really consider the things that go in our mouths.  For the most part, I try my best to do that.  It’s so true, though that we are bombarded with food choices that are unhealthy and actually lethal at times.  I am not saying CAKE is LETHAL, really.

What I am saying is that I know my body, at some point in the aging process, decided that a good ole piece of cake (with ice cream!) was somewhat like alcohol.   I’m sure the fact that I didn’t eat correctly most of my life contributes to this cake hangover event just as the liver is damaged over time with alcohol abuse.  And just like an alcoholic is to the “bottle,”  …and the main point of my blog today is…

I really do like cake.

((but I won’t eat it again until the next birthday))


Suzy’s Zoo

When my 13, almost 14 year old girl turned 2 or 3, I created a sign to go out by the road to announce her party. Of course, my wonderful husband who really detests cutting things out for me, cut out the character after I drew her. Then the painting began.
We were cleaning out our old shop today and there was Suzy Ducken all in her bikini ready for a summer splash party. So, I brushed her off and with the help of my daughter, gave her a make-over.
It was great to dig out this wonderful old memory and shine it up with a brand spanking new one. When painting is involved it’s awesome times 1000!
Here’s our before and afters:





My sis-in-law made my husband these awesome cookies for his b-day. They are prob the best chocolate chip cookies ever. She brought them over WARM too! Yes, it was a calorie filled day. Today was a crazy day (might blog about it later) that deserved a chocolate chip ending.
Happy Birthday to my man! Yay for cookies!



I just found this Chicken Soup for the Soul story called MAKE A WISH.  I’ve been looking for it since the first of school.  Finally looked in the right Chicken Soup book–there are so many!  It’s a great story to form a leadership lesson around.

A short summary of the story:

It’s a new student’s birthday party and only one little girl in the class of 36 who are invited ends up going.  The one that goes is actually prompted by her mother to go and really doesn’t agree that this will be a good thing.  Once she is there and realizes she is the only one who is coming, she steps up and helps her new friend have a great birthday party.

She took a potentially horrible day and more than likely made it one of the best day’s of this new student’s young life.   We should seek out moments to do this exact same thing.

I’m not saying you will be in this exact same circumstance, but we all find potential bad moments or find ourselves smack dab in a bad situation at times –and WE can help shake it, twist it and turn it in the direction of positiveness.

Look around, SMILE, blow away those bad vibes, make light of a situation and like the Chicken Soup story…make a wish which will change someone’s day (life) at the same time it makes a difference in yours.

THAT is what we are here for!Image

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