On Mother’s Day morning, Jeremy & Vince were still out camping and Edda and I were busy baking a date cake for guests who were coming over at noon. It turns out that I’m not a very good baker. I made the Barefoot Contessa’s sticky burbon date cake without the burbon (recommended by Vickey – the best cake ever! with whipped cream!) and it probably would have been good if I had managed to bake it all the way through. Anyways, both the guests and the boys were scheduled to come through the door at noon, but the guests arrived early and the boys arrived late and (even though I do love our guests, one from NYC only for the weekend) and I had my semi-deflated date cake to serve, so, you know, it was a little embarrassing. Ack! I need to try the date cake again.
Jeremy & Vince did come home eventually to help me out, and they did give me my Mother’s Day gift which was a very nice compass. Did you know you can spend more than $8 on a compass? Yes you can! And it’s from Sweden and it looks exactly like it’s from IKEA. Even the instructions look like they are from IKEA.
In a week of dullness, I’ve had to attend some mandatory test prep classes at school all day all week. It’s a “test strategy” course where they tell you how to think through the problems without needing to know content. It just seems easier to know what are the right blood gases, what hypokalemia does, and what to do when a pregnant lady suddenly announces that she’s dizzy. From this photo it looks like I’d rather be at a dance party. Which is true.
Edda has a rash exploding all over her face. It started last weekend when the weather changed and her wet bandana was in contact with her skin and now it seems to have spread across her cheeks to her eyes/lids. Eczema? Fungal? Poor girl!