April 12, 2004


We’ve been having a lovely weekend, but it’s been very full, so I haven’t had a chance to blog. We hosted Easter dinner, with Mark’s parents and his sister and her husband:


(Mark’s dad is taking the picture, so he’s not in the shot, but Mark and I are at the far end of the table, and the others should be straightforward to identify). Note that I’m wearing my white Shapely Tee, and that, miracle of miracles, it escaped unscathed — I even cooked while wearing it, and it has no stains at all!

Mark and I shared the cooking of the Easter dinner equally, but I did make the cake myself — a Grand Marnier and chocolate cake, to be precise:


This is, I must admit, trick photography. I forgot to take a picture of the cake before we cut into it, so this photo is taken from an angle that makes the cake appear whole — but really, it looks like this right now. It was pretty popular!

I did get a fair amount of time to knit, so I’m getting close to finishing the front of Mark’s aran. Then only one sleeve and the finishing to go … it seems like it’s taking forever! Probably because I have so many other projects lined up that I want to get started on!

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend, and celebrated the arrival of spring in whatever way seemed best. Tomorrow I go back to the real world, to deal with all the students complaining about late penalties on their essays, so I need all the vernal cheer I can muster!

Posted by Aven at April 12, 2004 11:37 PM

Sending cheer your way! Those students can be a truly pesty bunch; I’m handing back a set of papers today and must admit that I was a bit more liberal than usual in the grading because I just couldn’t bear the thought of the whining…good luck to you!

That cake looks scrumptious, btw. Might I trouble you for a recipe?

Posted by: Anita at April 13, 2004 10:14 AM

Way cool trivits in the background! And it is kind of cruel to picture that cake! Now I have to go out and find cake for me.

Posted by: Laurie at April 13, 2004 12:27 PM