My computer was in the shop (sounds like an excuse, but it is totally true!) for a whole month and I haven’t had the chance to blog until now. I’ve done so much work around the house and on my machine that I don’t know where to begin ….
For now I guess the highlight of this past month has been turning 40. I know, sounds like it must have been a bad month if the highlight was becoming middle-aged, right? But honestly, Terry made the day very special by having the kids weed out my gardens and turn and fertilize the soil. It may sound like a strange gift, but I am totally excited! The one spring chore I hate the most is prepping the gardens for planting. So with that done, the next month is looking pretty rosy for me! They also got me a movable greenhouse; which is perfect this time of year (yesterday it was in the 80’s and today I don’t think it has gotten out of the 40’s).
Plus, this is the first year I didn’t have to make my own birthday cake! Eddie, my oldest, made it using our favorite “Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake. The cake came out great, BUT didn’t come out of the pan well. We have the perfect solution for that … Paula Dean’s Dummy Fudge Recipe. It is 2 cups of chocolate chips melted with 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. Allow to cool a bit, then spread over the lumpy cake. It spreads beautifully, giving an eveness to the sides and top that some of our cakes lack. Plus it tastes AMAZING!!!
One more note about my birthday — did anyone add up the number on the candles on my cake? My darling children made sure that the 40 would be properly represented. So,
plus plus plus plus equals
Aren’t my kids sweet?