It's Valentine's Day! I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Snow is sifting down outside my window. The little snowbirds are blown around like dried leaves when the wind gusts.. A large chattering of starlings are scratching in the snow for food, gossiping as they work. I suppose that is why the dictionary refers to a group of starlings as a "chattering". The robins never left our neighborhood this year. They search under every leaf in their quest for something to eat, and hunker low to the ground with each gust of wind. They look miserable.
Please, Mother Nature, enough with the snow sifting! It's close to 2 inches deep now. That's enough decorative snow. For me, when it comes to snow, less is more.
My husband and I are staying in today. There is chili cooking and it smells good. It is way too cozy in here to get out today and go to a restaurant for dinner.
|OUR GRANDSON LOVES LITTLE ANIMALS|
|THE GROUNDHOG DAY CAKE LOOKING A BIT PRIMITIVE|
The cake looks pretty primitive in the picture and doesn't look like the amazing, enchanting cake that I had pictured it to be in my mind's eye.
I was busy being underwhelmed as I looked at the cake.....and then my Grandson came into the dining room. He took one look and was was so tickled by it. He was laughing, and grinning, and so excited by such a simple cake. He loved the little groundhog and couldn't wait to blow out the candle for that little groundhog.
Suddenly, the primitive looking cake, morphed right back into that amazing, enchanting cake that I had first seen in my mind's eye. There I was, seeing The Groundhog Day Cake, through the eyes of an almost-six-year old, and it was wonderful.
I hope you are all having a lovely Valentine's Day.