Monday, August 18, 2008













For Today... August 18, 2008



Outside my Window...a neglected yard calling to me…






I am thinking...about how wonderful it is to have a fresh start on Monday.






I am thankful for...my husband, his loving leadership. He always helps me to feel calm about all of the work to do and to figure out what my priorities are.






From the kitchen...nothing today, but tomorrow we plan to try out a wedding cake flavor. Perhaps Apricot Brandy Pound Cake with Ambrosia cream.




I am wearing...long denim jumper with buttons and embroidery all over it - a Christmas gift from my Mom, and bare feet with my hair up in a clip…haven’t put on makeup yet.






I am reading... Love that Lasts; Where Marriage Meets Grace by the Ricuccis and Plaited Glory




I am hoping...That we get our work done today, Monday is always too full of things to do!




I am hearing...The Youngers listening to an audio book while they fold laundry - Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natalie Babbit




I am creating...a new library cataloging system for the church library and finishing up the quilting on the wedding quilt for my cousin (who got married LAST MONTH!)






Around the house... Cleaning up the mess left from a busy weekend. Laundry, Laundry & More Laundry! This week we are doing housework projects, catching up on ironing, cleaning out the linen closet, etc.




One of my favorite things... Baking…I’m looking forward to meeting with my sons fiance’ to talk about wedding cake plans.




A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week... Oops! I already mentioned that in around the house. We are going to do “light school” until after the wedding so that we can get a lot of different projects done…I’m just too distracted to do the “thinking work” of teaching class.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you..



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6 comments:

Chez Nous said...

What a beautiful cake! Did you make it? You mentioned that you were trying a new wedding cake flavour. How exciting to be planning a wedding.

kadezmom said...

Wow, that apricot brandy pound cake with ambrosia frosting sounds heavenly! Yum. How was it? If it was half as wonderful as the name suggests.......

Ah, so I'm not the only one who delivers late on handmade gifts. Hey. It happens!

Enjoy every moment of pre-wedding ceremonies.

Margaret in VA said...

Thanks for the comments...no, I didn't make the cake in the picture, but it's my favorite idea so far.
The bridesmaids are wearing dark smoky blue silk and carrying fall colored boquets (burgundy, copper and creamy white).
Haven't made the apricot brandy cake yet, later this week, I think.
The ambrosia flavored cream is for between the layers. I think I will use butter cream to ice this one.

Cathy said...

Wow. What a beautiful picture (of the wedding cake). How on earth are you making samples of the ones your considering? Are you eating them all??? You'll never fit into your dress! ;0) We're looking forward to it. R has to see how much time he can manage to get off. He's hoping to wangle a solid week.

Amy Howard said...

Margaret!!!!!!

Congratulations on Gaelen!!!! That is soooo exciting!

BTW, Can I come for a tasting when you try out that recipe? I think it would be worth the gas money!!!I remember how well you bake;)

Yes, I'm blogging again. I commented back to you on my blog also, but I couldn't stand it, I had to come over here and tell you how excited the Howards are for your family!!!! What joy! Another covenant family beginning in our midst! Pass our love on to Gaelen and his soon to be bride!

Heather said...

Margaret,

How wonderful for your son and your family!! I am sure you will be a wonderful mother-in-love!!!

The cake is beautiful and I would love to see Virginia, so if you need any other cake testers just let me know! ;o)

Love, Heather