The Heir came through his 3 hour surgical procedure with flying colors. His recovery is going well. He saw his surgeon today, everything looks good, and he will return in 3 weeks. Hopefully this is his last surgery. I still can’t quite control myself when he goes off to the OR. I cry and my mind turns to every possible catastrophe. I know we all have our crosses to bear but I wish I could take on every one for both my children. I know it is to their advantage to learn to deal with adversity but it still breaks my heart.
As much as I want to be one of “those” Catholic moms, you know the ones. Never profane, doesn’t laugh at inappropriate jokes, hates “Dexter.” I’m not. So, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to say that I love Eddie Izzard. There is a download of Eddie providing the directions for your TomTom (hey, remember those before smart phones told you everything?) We have one (although we don’t use it often, see prior comment regarding smart hones). I may have to update it ‘cause nothing would give me more pleasure than having Eddie give me directions. Oh, it can be found here.
I’m on vacation this week and have done nothing I planned to do, other than care for the Heir. Well, I have to admit all the laundry is done. Of course, it’s all sitting in folded piles on the dining room table, but it’s done!
Returning to the bad Catholic mom theme: the Heir and his neighborhood 17-24 year old male cohort (and an additional three men who were old enough to know better)spent 5 hours last night setting off fireworks in the street. All this despite the fact that he had been in the OR approximately 28 hours prior. It’s amazing what opioids and determination can accomplish. The Spare went with one of his friends to the local horse track (‘cause you’re never too young to watch other people lose their money betting on horses) for their huge annual Fourth of July extravaganza. We picked up some 99 cent 3-D fireworks glasses at the 7-11 and apparently they kinda worked, a little, well…they made everything look funny.
So, I’m kinda having a disagreement with someone on Facebook. I’m trying to be an adult, but I really dislike ad hominem attacks. It’s always interesting to me that everybody wants to post their opinion on FB (politics, religion, you name it) but if you comment that you don’t agree they get really angry. I think that I’m used to having educated discussions about highly polarizing topics regarding ethical issues and the Catholic faith and so when people attack me personally it’s pretty discouraging. I don’t mind strangers attacking me via comboxes, but friends…not so much.
I’ve been wanting to bake this cake. I’ve made the neopolitan version before. I was doing to do it Tuesday, then Wednesday, then Thursday. Maybe I’ll get around to it today. It’s very easy and the directions can be found here. Amanda at iambaker.net is the one who developed this technique (which is now being taught in Wilton cake decorating classes). She has a great video tutorial on her blog and I really recommend that you check it out. It really is simple when you see how she does it. You can literally frost this cake in 10 minutes.
I got caught up with Design Star last night. I think I’ll try to take the time to make sure I haven’t missed any Project Runway.
Have a great week, I look forward to checking out everybody’s blogs, and thanks again to Jen for hosting 7 Quick Takes!
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