to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives
I was almost ready to leave for our afternoon book club meeting when I realized that I hadn't written today's slice. After book club we'll have an early dinner before I head to UW for a lecture with a friend. And by the time we get home, it will be after 9 (the pumpkin hour for those of us trying to meet an east coast midnight deadline).
I awake to voices downstairs. Yikes! Sara is already here. Today is her day off and we are planning to bake and decorate for Easter. She decorates. She lugs boxes from the garage and the storage spot in the laundry room. She tucks a few bunnies in her bag for decorating at her house. She fills the mantle with bunny friends from Easters past! She puts out the string egg that my mom made many years ago with a rabbit and duck standing guard over the bunny inside.
But the next job is one that we complete together. I mixed up the sugar cookie dough before heading to bed last night. We take turns rolling out the dough and cutting ducks, bunnies, and miniature eggs and tulips. She mixes up the frosting, asks me to look at it, and I decide it needs a bit more milk. Perfect! We divide it into two bowls, add a bit of food coloring and side by side we frost and sprinkle our creations. Here are my three cookie gifts - packaged and ready to share with friends and family.
And now, I really must dash out the door or I'll be late for book club! Today we are discussing Rump and Out of My Mind, selections from the Elite Eight list for March Book Madness.
I LOVE Out of my Mind!!! Your treats look delicious and your slice made me realize that I haven't brought out the Easter decorations yet. Hope you had a great time, Ramona!ReplyDelete
Love hearing the books you are reading through March madness. Like Jennifer, Out of My Mind is one of my favorites.ReplyDelete
This is something I need to work on for our Easter get-together on Sunday! Now, I have to add it to my To Do List.ReplyDelete
Decorating and baking is always more fun when shared.ReplyDelete
Oh my, those cookies look delicious. I miss not having the kids home to dye eggs and bake cookies.ReplyDelete
How great it is that your daughter is there and you can do these things together! No Easter decorations or treats happening in my house this year. My husband is having a dental issue and we will be on a soft food diet. What a busy day you are having!ReplyDelete
Wow, you had a very productive day! The cookies look delicious! What fun to have your daughter come over to help decorate and bake cookies!ReplyDelete
So nice that your daughter is there to share the holiday decorating, and baking, with you. The cookies look delicious.ReplyDelete
So much fun! I miss putting out the Easter stuff - I haven't done it the last few years. Maybe I will pull it out tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love that all the bunny friends get to come visit again every Easter, and especially the string egg. My cookie baking day is coming up- that's my assignment this year for Easter dinner.ReplyDelete