The Daily EO: November 22nd, 2012

Although 41 isn’t generally a milestone birthday – I suppose it can be considering putting your little toe into the next decade – I really did little for my husband’s birthday this year.  Instead, I went to grade school with someone who then married someone who ended up with all the heavy lifting.

She made the mistake of asking what Emile’s favorite dinner was.  I told her lasagna or turkey dinner but that he’d be happy just being with them for his birthday.  But – never one to take the easy way out – Alison made turkey dinner with all the sides:  mashed potatoes, baked spinach, cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, broccoli, corn, sweet potatoes, green beans, salad and a 3 layer chocolate cake with Nutella and jam filling.   On a Thursday with 3 kids under the age of 8.

I helped by dropping by a bag of Oreos for Alison and kids to decorate the cake with.

November 22nd, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:   Kindness and Generosity to make Emile’s first birthday living in BC fun and special.


The Daily EO: September 28th, 2012

We had cake.  Rich Chocolate cake with Raspberry filling.

A simple 6″ cake purchased from a bakery to celebrate my new job (details coming soon).

September 28th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  The simplest gestures are the most kind.  I didn’t know that I wanted the occasion marked until the cake was pulled out.  I am gratified and fulfilled.