Such a whirlwind weekend of doing nothing! The Pony and I both have a birthday within four days of each other, and then there's Valentine's Day in between. So we did what any two birthday gal and equine would do, and bought ourselves a cake!
Technically, The Pony bought it, but he used my money! It's not the best cake ever. I'd rather have more butter cream icing piped around the edges than those sprinkles. But for something right off the bakery shelf, it's okay. It looks gigantic here, but it's a quarter of a sheet cake. Still a good size, but we have three cake-eaters to devour it.
Hick got a bit horsey with me (that's an expression my dad used to say, though I'm not sure exactly what it means, other than it was not a good thing to be acting horsey in the presence of my dad) when I told him that he was welcome to have some cake, but that The Pony and I claimed the roses. I believe Hick's exact word
Seriously! Hick is not even supposed to be eating CAKE! He has The Diabeeeeetus, you know. Plus he drives to town every morning and eats Casey's donuts. So I don't think he should get his nose out of joint when I practically save his life by denying him extra-extra sugar.
Anyhoo... Hick gave me a heart full of chocolates, and a card that has Snoopy and Woodstock on it and plays the Charlie Brown music when opened. I really like it. I REALLY like opening and closing it to start and stop the music. Some might assume I do it just to be annoying...
Hick also gave The Pony a (smaller) heart full of chocolates, because that's his tradition. He used to give my mom one as well. I gave The Pony some scratchers. I gave Hick some SUGAR-FREE chocolates, and had planned to give him a few scratchers, too, but he decided we'd do the giving as soon as I got up, and not when I returned from town.
I told Hick sorry, he'd missed the holiday window since gifts had already been bestowed, but he could look forward to me giving him some scratchers NEXT Valentine's Day. Then The Pony got a little horsey, and declared that I could STILL bring Hick some tickets from town.
Well. I did that, and now I have to live with the consequences. I got Hick four tickets. EVERY ticket was a winner. $5, $5, $10, and $20. HICK WON $40 on my gift to him!
Not that I'm bitter. The Pony gave me tickets for my birthday, and I won $90 on them. He has not yet received his birthday scratchers at this writing.
Now if you'll excuse me, there's a cake calling to me for the purpose of ampling my rumpus.
Love those cakes off the shelf. I like white cake with white buttercream. I'd put on some pinks roses.ReplyDelete
It is a blessing to have birthdays. For you and beloved Pony I'd eat the roses with a fair amount of cake.
Heh, heh! You and Kathy below could be like the Sprats: you eat the icing, and she'll eat the cake.Delete
I would let you have my icing. I like the cake better than the icing. I love to bake a 9 X 13 yellow cake from a box and ten just eat it while it is warm. Happy Birthday to you and your Pony!ReplyDelete
I'm like that with a homemade (meaning from a box!) cake. More cake than icing for me. But when it's BUTTERCREAM, I'll get more than my share, by hook or by crook.Delete
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
Happy Birthday to you and The Pony :)ReplyDelete
That cake looks better than the ones I see at the Cake Wrecks site.
February is a busy birthday month here too, daughter on the 15th, son on the 16th, mum (deceased) on the 17th, dad (deceased) on the 22nd, sister-in-law on the 24th, granddaughter on the 25th and then comes March, equally busy with birthdays. Thank goodness we don't do cakes anymore!
Thanks! I don't think either one of us in feeling more mature.Delete
That's a LOT of birthdays! We have our two in February, and Hick and Genius both within the same week in December. Everyone else is all spread out through the year.
Happy Birthday both of you! I need cake now.ReplyDelete
Thank you! We are going through that cake like boll weevils through a cotton field! I'm afraid it will be gone before you can drive here to have a piece.Delete
Happy belated birthday! I will come back tomorrow to catch up on your posts. I have been cocooning.ReplyDelete
Thanks! There's still a piece of cake left, but by the time you drive down to eat it, that cake will be a memory.Delete