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Thankful Thursday #40: Daddy Warbucks

I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving.  Here’s what I am thankful for this week!

Thursday:  Spoke to my supervisor for the first time since I got in trouble for clocking in late (was a minute over the allowed five), and was nervous about how she would interact with me, but she was totally normal.  I know she hasn’t forgotten, but at least she’s not holding a grudge.  Now I won’t feel so awkward when she calls me to her desk for edits.

Friday:  Time with the hubster is rare nowadays (he works days, I work nights), but he stayed up late so that we could snuggle up together with a big bowl of popcorn and watch half a movie (The Miracle Worker) before bed.  :)

Saturday:  I couldn’t make it to my nephew’s birthday party because I had to work, but my wonderful husband went just so he could take pictures for me since I couldn’t be there.  Awwwww!  Check out the cake I made for the birthday boy:

You can get the step-by-step tutorial for making this cake here.

Sunday:  I didn’t have to go to work until 2:45, which gave me enough time to go to the morning worship service, which I prefer over the shorter evening service, and have lunch with my hubby!

Monday: Last day (#8) of work before my weekend, baby!

Tuesday: Despite many, many setbacks, I did manage to finish three baked items for the fair!  I’m REALLY excited about my red velvet cake.  I can’t wait to share this one with you guys but it will be a while because I have to make another one for pictures–I can’t cut the one that’s going to be judged. Sorry!  I promise it will be worth the wait.

Wednesday: My Dad!  I’m not the kind of person that asks to borrow money usually, but I was desperate today and thankfully Dad was able to help me out.  And thankfully I get paid Friday and will be able to pay him back really fast!  It’s embarrassing to admit on my blog about our financial difficulties but this is what I was thankful for today and didn’t know how to say it without revealing less specifics.  Please don’t feel sorry for us–we have more than we need and are doing better and better the longer I work with this higher pay.  Thank God for that too! :D


About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

7 responses »

  1. Can’t wait to see that cake! Let us know how you do at the fair!

    Yea, money problems seem abundant. It might be humbling but necessary though. :-)

    The Miracle Worker, I haven’t seen that in ages!


  2. Veronica, thanks for stopping by my site!
    “Que Bellisima!” Thank you so much for the compliment…but I don’t know what you said either. Haha ;-)
    You are so talented – that dragon is beautiful! Your nephew is very lucky he’s got such a great aunt!!
    I like your Thankful Thursday – great idea! Look forward to finding out how it goes at the Fair. Good luck!


  3. so clever!!! love that dragon


  4. Veronica, What cake mix or recipe did you use for Owen’s dragon cake? I am making one next week for Conner’s birthday, and am trying to get my ingredient list made! :) I am nervous, but excited to make it!


    • I just saw your invitation! I’m sad that Dennis and I will both be working. :( Post lots of pics on facebook!

      I just made a white cake from a mix. You can use any cake. Red velvet would be fun, then it would look “bloody” when you cut into it. But if crumbs get into your icing, they will be more noticeable. I’d suggest doing a thin “crumb coating” and refrigerating it until the frosting is firm if you do a dark cake so the crumbs don’t come into your frosting. YOu just do your regular frosting on top of the crumb coat and it keeps all the crumbs nicely in place.

      Be aware that you’ll need a large board covered in foil for the base of the cake. I ended up using my largest flat cookie sheet for it, covered in floral foil, and it was barely big enough. I think that sheet is like 18″ x 14″


      • I am sorry that you guys both have to work… I didn’t know what sort of plans people had, but I wanted to invite you anyway! :)

        Thanks for the tips on the cake… Conner said he wants it to be green inside and blue outside, so I will probably just use a white cake with green food coloring. :) I will make sure to take pics before we cut it up! :)


        • Thank you for inviting us! I might see if I can get some time off but no promises. Too funny he wants green, I just did an experiment turning cake green using spinach. I wouldn’t recommend it-lol! It still tastes great, but the texture isn’t as good. I’d go with the food coloring. :)



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