Friday, September 28, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
We had a night of freezing just the other day, which basically wiped out my sunflowers. The heads are now limp and dying and yet, still so beautiful. I feel all whimsical just looking at them. They look like something out of a storybook, perhaps something Dr. Seuss would have done.
The yellow, orange, and red tones of the season take over and while they are beautiful, I feel a little sad inside knowing that they'll be gone in a flash and the cold, desolite winter days will set in. Enjoy these days while we can...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It was a cool day on Sunday, though the sun was warm. He woke up early, of course, to open his present as soon as I came over. I wrapped it with my usual recycled newspaper, taking care to put and appropriate "seniors services" article on the top where he would notice it. The card was made up with Pac Man font and "Happy Birthday" in binary to add a funny little touch that only he would appreciate. It was finished off with black and white yarn on the sides for that little extra touch that I just can't resist. Yarn can make just the darned cutest (and possibly easiest) decorations on a gift.
The cake was lovingly hand made by me of course, a tasty, creamy cheesecake with the top layer colored with yellow food colouring for that classic Pac Man yellow to go with the card on his gift. I cut out one piece to get the classic shape as well as adding a chocolate eye, mostly to hide the horrendous crack that opened up while the cheesecake was cooling. I love a good cheesecake, but those cracks can be so disheartening. Nevertheless the cake got a chuckle and seemed to be well enjoyed. Who doesn't love cheesecake after all?
While the geeky theme was great, it just seemed lacking something. Something...pretty, perhaps. So to finish it all off, I added something a little more "me" by making up a batch of my oatmeal cookies and simply adding sprinkles to the dough to make "confetti". Tasty, but with that sweet little birthday party touch.
Just a quick addition of my home grown pumpkins and a pumpkin shaped serving bowl filled with tasty and refreshing cantaloupe to finish up the tasty delights. Overall it was a fun day for me and it would seem, happily, a great day for my sweetie.
A big happy birthday to my love, and many more to come :)
Monday, September 3, 2012
Leaves are slowly starting to turn colour and fall, the maples being the first, as usual, here. The pumpkin patch opens this weekend, my sweetie turns 27 in two weeks, and Halloween is now in less than two months. The geese here are already getting restless and the early birds have just started to move, the sure sign that winter will be here before we know it. As usual I sit here just hoping that the weather, or rather the snow, will hold off until after Halloween. Oh to have a warm Halloween like last year...That is the dream.
What are you doing this fall season?