It had been an early morning; before heading to Hatfield, I delivered over 100 mini-cupcakes to my friend Sue for her daughter Lisa's baby shower. Lisa and her husband are expecting a son, their first child, to arrive in just a few weeks. Lisa is the same age as my daughter Meghan, and I remember her as a baby and little girl. She was an adorable little thing. She's grown up to be a lovely and still very petite woman, and is so cute pregnant! I bought a tiny outfit for the baby and I hope that he can wear it for a while before he outgrows it. The other part of my gift to them was cupcakes for the baby shower. Lisa mentioned she'd like mini-cupcakes, for a boy baby, with little ducks and flowers, etc. I used some artistic license and just kind of created as I went. Here are photos of the cupcakes, before and after.
|Mini-cupcakes, beore getting dressed for the party!|
After all the baking, it was good to be on the road. I love getting away, even if it is only for a day. We did a lot yesterday. This morning, after a yogurt-fruit-granola breakfast at Sylvester's in Northampton (where I also bought a loaf of their home-made oatmeal sunflower bread), Jan and I rode around the charming and historic streets of Hatfield. It was soon time to go back to reality, so I said good-bye and was on my way, arriving home in the early afternoon. I was happy to have time to play with Henry and Peter. Something smelled wonderful -- Katie was making potato corn chowder for dinner (recipe on tomorrow's blog post!). It was delicious!
Now, reality is starting to set in: I have to get in the mode for Monday. The most difficult aspect of a Sunday night, for me, is shifting the awareness of being in the weekend to preparing for everything I have to do on Monday. That means finishing up a load of laundry, getting my gym clothes, and work clothes, ready for the morning, setting my phone alarm for 5:30 a.m., and leaving the house by 6:30 to get to the gym on time. Sunday nights are always a little overwhelming. Glad I have happy weekend memories to distract me from the ominous Monday about to arrive!