Welcome! Let’s have some coffee, or tea? I think that you might prefer sitting inside today. The temperatures are still in the three digits, and we are expecting a high of 110 Sunday. How is your week so far?
It’s been a busy week here. Besides the usual work, the first days of the week was dedicated to getting things ready for my little girl’s 7th birthday. Thursday was her birthday, and we had a party at our house.
Before the guests arrived. She was very excited.
I let her pick a new dress for her party, and she picked this crazy taco cat party dress…
I made the cake from scratch, following her directions. My Princess wanted 6 layers; 4 of them being a fluffy chocolate cake, and two of them being a Swedish sticky cake (similar to brownie.) Inside the cake there was homemade vanilla custard, raspberries/blueberries, and chocolate cream.
I think it turned out pretty good, and the kids liked it. My daughter was super happy with her party, and said that it was the best birthday party ever. Of course that made my heart insanely happy. I do believe that a big part of her happiness had to do with the fact that her dad actually came. It’s the first year that he actually took the time to attend, bringing his lady and her daughter. It totally made her day. It was a couple months since she last saw him. It’s often like that, so just seeing him is like Christmas. She was super happy to see her step sister as well. So happy that she asked to have a sleepover at their house, she’s there now. I’m very pleased that things went so smooth, and that she really got the fabulous birthday she deserves. She’s the light of my universe.
Since I’m all alone at the moment, I’m going to take some time to write in the journal I wrote about last week. Having had a little extra time to think due to this latest allergy challenge, I’ve decided to start a new type of journal. With my beautiful, intelligent daughter as intended audience. I’m going to write about every day happenings, and thoughts, but also include stories from my childhood, about relatives that no longer are with us, and anecdotes from her own childhood. I hope that maybe one day she’ll find comfort in those stories. I feel more motivated to write, with a more defined purpose.
This is the journal. I’ve already started to write in it.
Would you like a refill on your coffee? I think I could use another cup. I got the test results from my allergy testing. Turns out I’m very allergic to shell fish, and eggs. I have some experience with egg allergies, since I’ve had kids in my care that been allergic to eggs. There’s eggs in a whole lot of things; pasta, ice cream, dressings, mayonnaise, bread, pastries etc etc. I’m extremely allergic to them (like don’t go nowhere without your Epi pen.) Despite all my efforts to eat healthy, I’ve been poisoning myself, sort of..I just found out the results late yesterday afternoon. I’m relieved to know what caused the constant choking pressure on my throat, that I’ve felt since the allergy attack a couple weeks ago. I’ve had other less life threatening symptoms for almost a couple years. Now I can finally do something about it, avoid eggs (and shell fish, but I don’t eat a whole lot of that.) I spent some time last night, and this evening learning about what I need to avoid, and trying to figure out what I actually can eat. I do feel very positive about knowing. It’s a big relief. It’s going to take some time for my body to recover from this abuse, but that’s OK. Now I know that there’s a light by the end of the tunnel. I’m so grateful for that. It’s been a good week.
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I hope your week is fabulous, and that your weekend is even more so!