So sorry I have not acknowledged the awards my sweet blogging buddies have given me---I feel so terrible about it!! I have been sick and have fallen behind. Last week I had a post almost ready to go, passing the Friendship Award to some of you, another Noblesse Oblige Award and a Kreative Blogger Award, when my screen went totally blank and lost everything I had written, all the links in the post to other blogs, etc. were just gone! I felt like putting down my head and crying, but instead I just turned off the computer and went into the kitchen, tried to busy myself so I wouldn't think of it too much. I so appreciate the awards I have been given and value the friendship of each of you very much. Well, so much for that. Now on to other things!
I made cupcakes and homemade yeast rolls today. I got all goofy and tinted the frosting pink and scattered colored sprinkles on top. They were pretty and so yummy. I have the easiest and best cake recipe from an old Good Housekeeping cookbook. I use it for cupcakes, pineapple upside cake, marble cake and every other thing I can think of.
I have always loved to cook and made everything from scratch back in the day. I still do a lot, though I don't cook as much as I once did. When my kids were all home I baked every single day and always had a snack ready for them when they hit the door after school. I did the same for my grandchildren when they were little. We had great picnics under a big oak tree in our yard. I loved those times as much or even more than the children.
I can remember having a shirt that said in bold letters across the front "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Debye always told me, "Mama, you can't be in your second childhood, Honey, you never got out of your first!" When my children were all home was the happiest time of my life. Be sweet.