Friday, December 15, 2006
Everything's Coming up Cupcakes
I have gone from being sick and lethargic to being healthy and frenzied. I guess that's par for the course at this time of year, eh?
We are in full holiday mode around here. The tree is up, the decorations are scattered throughout the house ("Why is there a Santa in our bathroom?" Roger asked. His family never was into holiday decorations much, I guess) and lights are strung outside. Shopping is even almost done. My annual late night "White Christmas" movie-and-gift-wrapping fest is not far away.
But first, the show must go on. This year, Caroline has been involved in a wonderful kids' acting group called the Imagination Foundation, and this weekend is their big ensemble performance of 1001 Arabian Nights. Caroline and about 15 other kids have been working for months on this production. They performed Thursday morning for a whole bunch of kids from various schools in the community, then have shows Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. Thursday was a special thrill because Caroline's classmates, teacher and principal were there, along with various other friends. The play is going off without a hitch and Caroline is discovering the excitement of performing with a group of friends. After tonight's performance, she said the best part was when they huddled backstage for a celebratory cheer.
And those cupcakes up there? I didn't bake those, but it sums up today. I made 4 dozen festive cupcakes and three batches of fudge (plain, pecan, and peppermint) for the theatre bake sale. Maybe I'll be able to face the family Christmas cookies next week sometime.
I am SO looking forward to snuggling into my flannel sheets tonight!