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Anyway, after texting with Terra for a bit, I headed out to make a cake... See, I'm LOVELY in the mornings :)
I decided, after finding Jelly Roll pans at Big Lots yesterday, that I would attempt a rolled cake. You know, like the pumpkin rolls that you always find near Thanksgiving/Christmas. How hard could t be, right? hehe.
So, I made a yellow cake mix, and added peanut butter to the mix. Smelled DIVINE! And split it between 2 different jelly roll pans. And backed for 12 minutes.
Then I made some frosting, and it smelled great too! 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup peanut butter, 3 tbsp milk, and 3 cups of powdered sugar. And I spread it over both cakes, then rolled them. and yeah, there MUST be a trick, because mine sucked. ha!
I made a chocolate icing to drench the cake with. I boiled 1 cup of butter, 1 can of evaporated milk, 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, and 3 cups of sugar, stirred until boiling, then let it rest. And drizzled it on the cake. And it fell apart even worse. hehe. But I still brought it!
I went and changed my clothes, and got Jim ready for the bus, loaded up the car, and headed out. I dropped Jimmy off at the bus, then headed to Terra's house.
And here's the salad that I brought. Salad mix, spinach, sliced almonds, mandarin oranges, feta cheese, and cranberries. So good!
It was just Terra and I for the longest time, then Alena showed up. And as soon as she got there, Captain America called. So I snuck outside, and chatted with him for about 20 minutes. I SO miss that boy, and SO enjoyed talking to him. He sounded super tired, but good. They're really working him hard...
Then I headed back inside, and Kari and Maggie got there. We all had lunch, shared stories, and chatted and laughed and laughed. I laughed SO hard I thought my ribs were gonna split. SUPER fun bunch of girls!
We decided to all go to the OCSA luncheon next week together, and made plans for a Girls Night out on St Patricks day, which is also Alena's birthday. LOVE making plans with the girls :)
Here's a few pics of me and my friends. Kari and I
I was showing the girls my cool option on my phone for taking self portraits. It was pretty cool!
I'm such a spaz. hehe. But I had so much fun. Thanks, Terra, for having us over! You were the perfect hostess!
We all cleared out about time to get the kids from the bus. Terra went to pick up her kids from daycare, and Maggie and I went to pick up the kids from the bus. Isn't Jimmy cute!
I worked a little bit between the time that Jim got home and the time that the other kids got home, then we all did some chores. And had snacks. And had dinner. And did homework. And got ready for hockey. And cut Tom's hair. Crazy busy night :)
And then, at 5:30pm, we threw on hockey uniforms, and headed up to the ice rink. And while I remembered my laptop and my iphone, I totally forgot my coat. Nice. Now I was gonna FREEZE! hehe.
I got the boys all ready, and skates and such, and Kari said that she wasn't staying, she had to drop Josephine off at soccer, so I could borrow her jacket and scarf and hat and gloves. She's awesome :)
I sat in the bleachers and designed, and Jim and Joe played, and Tom and Eme had brought their laptops and played. Jake and Boxer had stayed at home. I got 3 days of Freebies designed, and a WordArt pack done. Yes! I was on a roll :)
Kari came back, and we hung and talked about dorky teen boys who live in our house, and enjoyed the rest of hockey practice. Then un-geared the kids, and headed home.
I put the little kids to bed, and Tom and Jake and I watched 2 episodes of Chuck. And I loaded my store, and started to blog. And here it is, just barely after 9pm, and I'm almost done with work! Yes! I'm gonna tie this up, turn off the computer, and watch a show. And relax.
Oh yeah, forgot to show you Tom's new hair. I didn't do TOO bad of a job with the clippers - hehe.
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