Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Hi (cough, cough) Sorry (cough, cough) Excuse me (cough, cough)...must be all of that black smoke from them not picking a new pope yet. 

I thought I was onto a grand news item when I found my daughter's current grades for Home and Careers on the counter yesterday...
I giggled several times throughout the day, and may have texted this photo to a friend because I just couldn't wait to share. My daughter met my dumb grin with a straight-faced response that it had been a manure to money quiz. She did not recall any specifics, as the quiz was nearly a month ago. After some pleading, on my part, she did look through her folder but could not find the elusive poop quiz...disappointing, even with the 100.

The husband is away on business (or so he says), and I just got this email titled "Yes, there's a story" with this picture...
No story was included, nor was there any guarantee that it will be a good story, let alone anything amusing enough to make up for his absence. So, I guess I have that phonecall to look forward to.

It is so gloomy here today. This morning I seriously pondered why the superintendent had not called a rain day, or just a general lack of interest delay. How were parents supposed to effectively drag their children out of bed when we ourselves could barely grunt three syllables? So very sleepy...need some energy. This is one of those times when the whole why-can't-my-body-be-happy-with-caffeine thing really stinks. Surely there is something...

Hey, we haven't talked about cookies in awhile! Yeah, you're right, we have talked about them a lot though...soooo, how about CAKE!
Made from scratch Hershey's Chocolate Cake...yum! My daughter made this cake the other day, and required no help from me. (sniff) I hid out in the basement after giving two, which was two too many, tips on frosting. Luckily, she still let me eat some!

You know what's better than cake? More cake!
This is one of the three mini cheesecakes I made for our friends' daughter to celebrate her team's  victory in the Regional basketball game. Oops, we in the stands thought they won, but the other team called a timeout and got two seconds put back on the clock in a two point game...eeek!
About one minute (and several fried nerves) later...
We are not traveling to Albany to see the State championship game this weekend, and I don't know what to make to step up my game if they win!

Cake, poop and fish? Really? I thought I had more...or better. Maybe next time! In the meantime, you can go visit Stacy to see what random she's rocking this week...


  1. So there was seriously a 'poop quiz'? Too funny! Here I thought maybe it was a typo and was supposed to be 'pop quiz'...so now I'll be giggling like a 12 year old boy the rest of the day. ;)

    I am DROOLING over that chocolate cake! Your daughter made it all by herself? Niiiiice!! It's going to be a bittersweet day when Princess Nagger reaches that point! Your mini cheesecake looks scrumptious, too!

    Way cool that your friends daughter's team won the game! Wishing them good luck for the State Championships! You'll definitely need to figure out what to make to celebrate! :)

    Daylight Saving Time, Cat-Scratch Fever, Toothpaste Shortage: RTT Rebel

  2. I'm with Stacy . . . I thought "poop" quiz was really a "pop quiz."

    But the cake is really delicious looking and now I think I need some. Thank you, Andrea.

  3. So, if she had failed the poop test would that mean she was constipated?? Just wondering :). Make sure to blog hubby's fish story. Didn't he once have a great spider story? ;)

  4. As topics go, cake, poop and fish will do me just fine.
    And I think I've put on 10lbs just looking at those cakes. *goes off to rummage around in fridge* :)

  5. LOL A poop quiz! *grins*

    And now on to cake....your week has been filled with cakes. I'm feeling deprived down here, but I will bake some lucky charms cupcakes this weekend, darnit!

  6. Ahhh, the ole Cake, Poop, Fish blog post. If I had a dollar . . .

  7. Poop is serious money around here, especially bat poop. But I would have been giggling, too. I am giggling now, as a matter of fact.

    It makes my heart glad to know that your daughter is following in your footsteps via the cakes and cookies. I think that is wonderful. And delicious!

  8. Huh huh huh huh. She said poop. Huh huh huh.

    Cake! Your two look scrumptious! I baked two cakes this week for my daughter's birthday. The first one was horrible. So I had to bake it again -- all six rainbow layers. Am I tired of cake? Hell no!

    Please regale us with the fish story. Inquiring minds want to know.

  9. Posting that picture of that chocolate cake was quite possibly the meanest thing you have ever done. I have nothing to compare here to satisify my sudden craving now. I'll have to delve into that Christmas bottle of some kind of Chocolate Godiva branded liquor. When I become an alcoholic, I am totally blaming you.

    Sorry, scapegoat.