Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Clean Sweep

I got my floor swept today! (sing-song voice) That has needed done for *ahem* a really, really long while. William is a disaster of crumbs at superspeed, and the older boys track who knows what from the backyard. I got some dishes done, and my table cleaned and sanitized. (With my boys, sanitization is a must, they are a disaster) So I am making progress.

Once the kids are in bed here in a few minutes, I will finish up the dishes and start on my gigantic sheet cake. 3 boxes of French Vanilla, marbled with 1 box of Swiss Chocolate. Like I said, it's a big cake. I bake the night before, and let cool on a wire rack outside the pan, then before I go to bed I place it back in the pan, and cover it with foil. This makes the cake really moist the next morning, and cuts back on the crumbs when I decorate as well as make it a lot easier to slice when you are serving it. Tomorrow I will make the 2-3 batches of frosting it will take to cover and decorate this thing. While it is baking I will plan out my design, the spacing of the people and what handwriting I want to use for the letters. I cheat and use the shortening in the foil wrappers, like butter. It saves time although it does add to the cost of the cake. But the frosting is so good that nobody minds. I am still much cheaper, and higher quality, then other decorators.

The feeling is returning to my face now too, which is nice. I chipped the tip off of one of my canine teeth 2 years ago in a huge car accident. It has bugged my since then, it is shorter than the other one, and it is very rough even though they smooth it down every six months for me. So I had them reshape the tip for me. They numbed me with super-strength orajel, then shot me up with lidocaine stuff. I was numb on one entire side of my upperlip, most of that cheek, that nostril, and up to that eyelid. That was interesting. I was reclined when they shot me up, so the stuff traveled a little bit. But I didn't feel a thing when they drilled off some more of the tooth to roughen it up. And the doctor did a good job matching it to the other one. It feels really odd, the tooth almost seems too big because I was used to the chip for 2 years now. But it evened up my smile a bit. They used some sort of filler stuff to sculpt the tooth. I may do the molar that was nicely chipped some other time, if that one starts bugging me. It was so funny when I got home and tried to kiss William. It felt like half my face was missing! :-) And my smile was all lopsided, which cracked Oren up. No botox for me, ever...

3 comments:

Farrell Family said...

Good luck on the cake. It sounds so good.

Stephanie said...

Was it already two years ago that you were in the accident? I guess it would be, since you were just barely pregnant with William at the time. Anyway, glad to hear that your chipped tooth got all fixed up. Jeff chipped a tooth in fifth grade and has had a cap on it ever since.

Have fun decorating your cake - I know you enjoy it! Be sure to take pictures and post them when you're done - I want to see how awesome it looks!

And good job on sweeping your floor. I need to do that here sometime in the next few weeks...

Rachel H. said...

I could sweeplike 10 times in a day and there would STILL be junk all over the place! It is insane!

Good luck on your cake. How exciting! I can't wait to see pics! I bet it will turn out wonderful!