Sunday, July 13, 2008

Small Towns

Big nights in small towns always seem to amaze me. There's something audaciously fun about watching a small community come alive with the chatter and anticipation of a new event. Typically, weekends in Somerset involve lazy days filled will Wal-Mart runs, grocery store visits, a possible dinner outing, and a trip to the local watering hole to meet and greet with friends.

Last night proved an enjoyable distraction from the typical routine. Nothing like a big white tent filled with music to bring out the people. Listening to Tres Lads and The Clarks while mingling and catching up with old friends, drinking cold beverages, and enjoying the fine sport of people watching defiantly got the best of me.

I'd like to send out my thanks to my personal Nurse Chickadee for all the love I was shown. I can always count on you to let me ramble endlessly about death, construct a bed on the bathroom floor, photograph me at my finest, allow me to eat Doritos for breakfast, and then cap off the treatment with a cup of coffee and a newspaper. You rock my world, Chad-o. Thanks for bringing the Clarks to town, and thank you for making the hood a happening hangout.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Day in the Bakery

You'd think that as much 'Ace of Cakes' as I watch, I could at least handle the basics. But, it's quite a different story. Sadly enough, I want so badly to be a cake decorator. I can think of nothing I'd love more...being creative with sweet treats! However, it just doesn't seem to be in the cards for me. I tried to make a pineapple upside down cake from scratch for Chad-o's birthday; it failed. Then I tried to make Linda a Java Blue layer cake for her birthday. I thought I nailed the precious dessert, only to open the refrigerator door and find that the entire cake slid apart and was smeared and smashed all through the condiment rack. Therefore, like a true champion I decided to step back, evaluate my strengths, and begin to slowly build my confidence . Thankfully, I was able to pull off this amazing cookie recipe without any disasters. Ladies and gentlemen, put your potholders together for Cathy's Cookies!! (It's truly a miracle..thanks God!)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Big Debut

I've finally given into the techno version of journaling. In reality, I've never been one to "journal", however I do love to record special moments, inspiring quotes, and most importantly the little, everyday things that we so often consider insignificant. It really does amaze me at how we work so hard to record the big events, yet often lose track of the tiny ones. I suppose this is my way to remember the 'littles'; the day to day occurances that are all to often forgotten.

Today I went outside and planted some flowers my mom gave me from her garden. It makes me happy to see them outside my windows. I also indulged in one of my favorite things- a large cup of coffee from the Donut Connection. Who would have thought that two dollars could by so much happines?

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