Best Birthday Cake in the Universe

My birthday was this week. I love the cake we had for my family celebration. If you know anything about Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy then the cake will give you an idea about how old I turned.

Dyane’s Sweet Tooth in Cumberland, RI made the cake. The sponge was lemon with a whipped raspberry filling. Delicious!

Do you know where your towel is at?

Pink Cake

I made a pink cake! I had made it for Easter at my mom’s. It was really fun. Everyone raved about it. I’d totally make it again. Next time I would add more gel to make the colour more intense. Tip for adding gel colour, lightly dip/brush a toothpick into batter/icing. I learned that the hard way and ended up with bright pink-red index finger and thumb for a few days. I also need to work on my icing skills. Mary Berry would not be pleased.

On The Needles

Currently OTN (on the needles for the non-fiber people), a scrap blanket using mitered squares besides the cable scarf for Mr. Geek (I promise I will be done it someday). There are so many versions of this type of blanket. I am using Tikki Knits recipe. I like that it is basically only two rows so it’s easy to remember and for now I can take it with me to knit night or a cafe. This is going to be a very long term project. I’ve done the math to figure out how many squares I need to make a queen size blanket. It’s a lot. I’ll just leave it at that. I finished square two last night.

 

Everyday Life 3

Oatmeal. I have it most days. I change-up what I put in it. I can’t remember when it was suggested to me that I try an egg in it. OMG! It’s like the best, ever! This day I had it as my first meal (which was actually around noon time since I was not hungry when I got up). I went to swim laps after I ate. I was still feeling full after swimming about eight laps! This has oatmeal, blueberries, an over medium egg, mild cheddar, a scallion and s&p. I highly suggest you try it! I am re-reading Lake Wobegon Days.

Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag

I bought a bird feeder back around the beginning of December. I am enjoying having birds come by. We seem to be getting mainly one kind of bird. I am calling it a finch, but I’m not certain that is what it is. Mr. Geek did get me a bird watcher’s book at Christmas, I just haven’t looked it, yet. One of the few types of birds I can easily name is a blue jay. We’ve actually been getting a couple! Even though I think they are jerks and mean I’m excited every time I see that pop of blue. I took these shots about three weeks ago. Since then we’ve seen them a couple of times.