OK I get it!!!
The raisin stands alone!!!
I MUST SAY - BFF Sandy likes a little raisin too!!!
Not that I'm sulking - it's not like that with raisins...
raisins are more like "where there's a will, there's a way!" (clever little shriveled up grapes!!!)
SO...next time I make this Carrot Cake (AND there will be a next time....soooon....I'm going to step class in the morning to make up for all the icing and cake I've eaten today!!)
ANYWAYS...next time, TA DA!!!
Princess Yodal should be heard hear - "Ahh Ahhhh A Ahhhhh!" Watch the movie "Enchanted" if you don't know what I mean.......
CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES!!!
(All capital because my brain is singing this loudly!!!)
Yes, with cupcakes, you've got it, raisins in some - or as I like to say, MOST!!!
And PS, don't cupcakes sound alot like individual love?!?
"You are special enough to have your own little cake!!!
Princess Amanda - a little "babycake"!!!
(Babycakes was Amanda's baby nickname!)
I'm also loving the idea of a little nutmeg, but we'll just keep that to ourself!!! Oh! Did I type that out loud?!?
Tonight, I added a little more love to the icing - some grated lemon zest and a little squeeze of lemon! Instant glamour!
We had Lauren's Chicken Pot Pie for dinner!!! That's a blog all to itself in wonderfulness!!!
Great day also quilting with BFF - I started cutting and sewing the backgrounds for Henrietta Whiskers today!!! I've got the lines drawn on blocks 1 & 2 so I can start the embroidery!!!
Now for the "not so kind" portion of my blog....whispered softly....you might not know this but I am not the nicest person ever...since I did number 6 of my list of 52 (maintaining my sewing machine), 2 really close people to me have asked to "borrow" my machine...(GASP!!!)
OK - this is to funny!!! As I was blogging the above paragraph, the first mentioned really close person to ask to "borrow" my machine telephoned me!!! I asked if her ears were red!!! OMG! (inserted after posted - Rod mentioned the saying is actually "ears were ringing" sooo...now he's saying "burning"...)
Anyways, I really should have phoned her back...but, in my defense "I'm not the nicest person ever"!
(I'm really, really, trying to be nice...that's one of the reasons I don't respond...fighting with myself to be generous with my sewing machine...."Lily" She has a name!!! She's a "SHE!!!" I can't do it... "I'm not the nicest person ever".)
Maybe this is my new motto...my old one was "I don't need it unless it's love, then I do". "I'm not the nicest person ever" really will let me have a lot of freedom....we'll see....
I do have a few rules with my newly maintained Lily...no flannel, no fleece, no any other fabric that will make her messy inside...and she is not allowed to leave the house without me... I don't think I was this uptight with my children...comments Princess Amanda!?! I have taken an oath to always look out for the best interest of Lily!!! Does that make me the nicest person to an inanimate object?!? Am I so insecure that I need that? NO!
BFF who shall remain "the nicest person ever" is trying to put together a sewing machine out of "scraps" that I can lend out to really close person number 2, who wants to use and I quote, "FLEECE and FLANNEL"!!! some days, I really feel like I'm being tested!!!
Alright, since I'm now "letting it all out", I will confess what happened at the library with my donations....
I decided 2 days before, when my 7 library books were due back, that I wouldn't "waste" gas and I would return my books when I drove to the rec center. Usually, too obsessive and return books way in advance.
Then, purging, I found a collection of, I must say, really lovely cook books, in great condition, newish to the past few years, but, I thought I could donate them and they could store them and if I ever needed to see them again I could "borrow" them! That's "nice" isn't it....
So, I returned my overdue books in the bin, knowing I would owe, say 70 cents, and then proceeded to the front desk and donated my books to the very grateful librarian. Then I decided to "borrow" some new cookbooks which I checked out with the very same grateful librarian. She then told me that I owed $4.90 in late dues!!!
Well, I know and didn't expect her to wave the late fee just because I was a "nice" person and just donated a few substantial dollars worth of books... but.... $4.90?!?! When the heck did this happen?!?! 30 cents a day per book! Yikes! Makes me want to own my own books...hey, wait a minute!!! I could potentially "borrow" my own books and then owe money on them! HA!!!
Needless to say, I didn't have enough money to pay my fine...still owe 15 cents... BUT THEN this same grateful librarian let me in on some "known" knowledge... if I emailed in OR called and "bothered" (my own wording) this VGLibrarian they would extend my due date so that I wouldn't have to pay anything...and I pondered as I left, how come the computer couldn't just extend my due date automatically instead of me having to pay $4.90!!! or call in and talk to someone!!! WELL, you know I'll be phoning all the time now!!! Maybe purposefully because "I'm not the nicest person ever".