Hi All. Just popping in to say that we're enjoying our time with family immensely. I'll have lots of fun things to do in Denver posts in the coming weeks, highlighting some of our outings. The Z-cakes guide to Denver...I'm thinking about calling it.
Unfortunately, there was some sad news in my life at the beginning of the week. My dear friend, Charlotte, suffered from a stroke and will not be with us much longer. I had no idea on Monday when I posted her Devil's Food Cake recipe that it would actually be a bit of a tribute to her. My heart aches for her family as I read their beautiful words on their own blogs. Tributes to Charlotte. I cannot help but feel like I am losing a grandmother too.
I don't know if it is just human nature, or the way I was raised, but in circumstances like this I am almost obsessively compelled to help. Most often that "help" comes in the form of food. I'm so happy to be able to make dinner for Charlotte's family tonight, remembering all of the people who brought meals to our family when my grandmothers passed away. Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, roasted carrots, green beans, and dinner rolls are on the menu tonight. It is humbling to cook for a group of such accomplished cooks (especially the rolls) but during a time when there is really so little to actually do, I welcome the opportunity to cook a little comfort.
On a happier note, I bought some tulips today.
N8tr0n and I were engaged in the Spring. A couple of days after we got engaged, we went to see the beautiful tulip fields in Mt. Vernon, Washington to take gobs of lovey-dovey pictures. It is a rare Spring when I don't pick up a bundle of tulips thinking about how much I love my N8tr0n.
I'll be back on Monday with some fun crafts (including the baby shower onesie craft) and, you know, the usual. Pictures of Z-cakes, unsolicited advice, and random ramblings.
Hope to see you then.