the cake

thursday was my mom’s birthday. today we’re celebrating, as we always do the saturday after birthdays. my brothers and i decided to get her a gift certificate for a massage, as she’s never had one and always said she’d like one. joe and i are framing a picture of us to give her as well.

and i baked her a cake. well, tried to at least. i must be the only 25-year-old in the world who can’t bake a cake. it stuck to the pan, to the plates and to my hands as i put the top cake on top of the bottom one, which appears to be sunken in in the middle. then, the cake started coming apart as i put the frosting on (although i’ve always had that problem.

i wonder if my wonderful baking skills have anything to do with the two shots of rum joe and i had before and during the baking. hmmm…nah.

cheering up

yesterday was bad. very, very rough. everything just seemed to go wrong, and i was depressed.

so i went to the mall. i’ve really been wanting some new sheets, especially some that actually have color. all i had were white and off white.

i got these in rose. they’re 300 thread count egyptian cotton sheets. oh my gosh they’re so soft. they feel almost like satin! i don’t think i can go back to my regular cotton sheets now! joe and i loved them. i didn’t want to get up this morning. i was too comfy.

i also got two down feather pillows because i really needed pillows. jc penney is having the greatest sale right now, buy one pillow get one for $1.

i was also sad because my favorite ice cream (breyers heart smart 98 percent fat free cookies and cream) was bad. it just didn’t taste right. and ice cream is my vice. it was not pretty.

so when joe got here he surprised me with this, another one of my favorites.

it turned out being a great night. now, maybe i’ll have a little of that ice cream!

my piggy cat

i am eating some of my breyers 98 percent fat-free cookies and cream ice cream (my new absolute favorite. go. get some now. you will love it.) while i’m writing my story because it is oh so hot out. julius is sitting on the desk staring at the ice cream, which is on my computer table. he cranes his neck and moves one paw forward, then moves it back. it’s like he’s mentally figuring out how he’s going to get the ice cream. then he looks at me as if to say, “come on, can’t i just have one bite?” i can’t even leave the room to get anything. i don’t trust my sneaky little boy. but, i let him lick the bowls. see. i’m not such a bad mom!

summery weekend

i had a fantastic weekend. on saturday, joe and i went to my parents’ house and had lunch with the family and visited with them, one of my brothers and my grandparents. that night we went to dinner at the dalton depot, my favorite restaurant in dalton, and then to see wedding crashers. that movie was absolutely hilarious. you all must go see it. now.

yesterday, we spent the afternoon at the pool at joe’s apartment complex. i laid out for a while, and then we played around and swam for a couple hours. we had fun and got quite a bit of exercise in, which is good. later that night, i discovered i got burned on my shoulders and back. and when i say burned, i mean really burned. i guess when my medicine says “avoid direct contact with sunlight” it means it. i figured maybe it would stop making me burn so bad. this morning when joe woke me up at 6:15 (yes, 6:15, now wasn’t that just so nice of him), he said, “cady? cady? where are you? oh, there you are. you’re like a chameleon against the sheets, but i can see your teeth.” yeah. i didn’t find that so humorous.

last night we were watching extreme makeover: home edition (i just love that show because they do such a good thing for good, deserving people) and the family included two deaf parents, a blind and autistic son, and a normal son. i was amazed at their story and how much the older son has to do since he’s the only one who can see and hear. the whole show was so sweet i cried. and it prompted the question, which i asked joe: which would you rather be, deaf or blind. he immediately answered blind, and i asked him why. he said, “because then i wouldn’t be able to see how beautiful you are.” that made me cry again because it was so sweet. and i’m not allowed to go any further, so we’ll just end it here. 😉

one more thing

according to the calorie need calculator i should be eating 1,845 calories a day. so i guess i’ll try that for the next week or so and see what happens.

mmm . . . starbucks . . . coffee

mocha light frap no whip
119 calories
oh how i love starbucks