Sunday, May 16, 2010

RED VELVET CAKE, MY NEIGHBORS, MY SON, DOGS & MISSIONARIES

End of the week observations:

Why is red velvet cake so good? Why!!! It's a reddish chocolate cake with white cream cheese icing. It's celestial in flavor. And I'm now hooked. Help me.

My son, Eli, left me a message about how he was spending his lunch hour in a book store and he found a book that reminded him of me. He noted the author and the title of the book and called me to tell me what it is. He said, "It's right up your alley". He left this message on my voice mail. I considered this a great gift. Here was my son, in the middle of his busy day, thinking of me and what books would appeal to me. That's like a mother's day and Christmas gift all rolled into one. He doesn't even have to purchase it...just thinking that way is enough...

I know several of my neighbors now and it's a good feeling. It motivates me to get extra food and water in the event of a catastrophe, but that's cool. At least we're making friends.

My dogs are getting cuter and cuter. The baby girl pup sits and listens to me by cocking her head from side to side, like she's trying to understand. Buddha just stares straight ahead. They sit very close together when they're hoping to score from food from the kitchen and occasionally Tink, the little girl, will reach over and gift Buddha a peck on the side of the face. Yea...it's pretty cute.

One of our missionaries here looks like Alexander (my grandson) all grown up and I must appear creepy because I can't stop staring at him and smiling at him all the time. Must. Get. A. Grip.

That's all this weekend....

5 comments:

Krischelle and Jacob said...

i love red velvet cake. whenever someone from work bakes it, i always have to have a piece. Also, there is this place called Cinnamon Productions in Rancho Santa Margarita and they have this to-die-for red velvet cupcake!!! that's all i can think about now. i've got red velvet cupcakes on the brain!

Emmy Slusser said...

mmmmmmmmmmm .......

Emmy Slusser said...

which elder? one of the ones i met?

The Katzbox said...

Elder Browning. The tall, thin one with the short hair. If you sit and watch him smile and talk, man! it looks like Alex....

His partner got transferred (to be with E. Kidman, YAY), but we got to keep E. Browning, who was over again last night and cracked us up with this noise and face that he makes. He cracked himself up as well because he hasn't made it since he came out-understandably....

Good time...

@Krischelle: Rancho Santa Margarita? Is that far? Cause I'd be willing to drive for red velvet cupcakes...my own little personal red velvet cake...puhleese....

Emmy Slusser said...

RSM is right by where we used to live in Orange County, mom. :) A little far for red velvet. . .or, maybe not!