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The Week AFTER Easter....

Apparently, I had a screw loose. Good thing my older brother wasn't here when I noticed after I cleaned out the laptop and was picking it up to put it away in its proper place, he'd never let me down on that one. He always thought I was one watt short of a light bulb. Not to mention Bud! I won't go into detail, but just picture an arthritic man, rolling on the floor laughing and between gulps for air, he was stuttering "I wish Butch were here!" [Butch, being my brother -he and Bud were always cahootin' over something devilish]. And picture me just walking away, leaving him stranded and having to maneuver himself up to standing position.  Serves him right!!!! I'm all fixed now tho, and everything is locked in with no brain matter loss.  At least for now, I've had no ill side-effects other than a mild headache after all the screwing I did.

The last four days I've been AWOB [absent without blogging]... working on the yard pelican statue. I couldn't work on it too long at a time since the morning sun was in my eyes and I couldn't see Didley Squat to paint very well. And by the time afternoon rolled around, it was too hot for me with no shade had. So, I painted about half an hour before sunrise [at first light] until it peaked over the neighbor's roof into my eyeballs. And I finished it. I wanted to get it done once I started on it 'cause rain is predicted this weekend. I did go ahead and attempt making it look like the more commonly seen brown pelican. I forgot to take a before photo before beginning, so I searched my blog for the white pelican..

BEFORE:




AFTER:




And I still haven't seen nor heard from Didley Squat. 


Ms. G at Connections More shared a recipe for Sunshine Cake. Saturday, the day before Easter, we had some special-made mini cakes. They were called Egg White Cake...in the shape of an egg of course, white cake, candy coated and colored, with an egg white meringue center and sprinkles. Pretty good. But I couldn't wait to try her recipe. Everything in it was everything Bud and I like. Especially pineapple. Now to be truthful, I tweaked her recipe some for a bit more heart healthy dessert. I used only egg whites since I hafta watch my cholesterol intake, sugar free cake mix, and no sugar added cool whip, plus crushed pineapple in its own juice instead of heavy syrup. And I must say it was an Easter favorite for us! I made baked ham, buttered yams, and tossed salad along with steamed broccoli. We both had to go back and get a 2nd opinion on the cake tho!! Thanks. Ms. G!!!! I may add halved pecans on top of the cool whip topping next time...it was so close to pineapple upside down cake without the mess.


The special Egg White Cakes ... an Easter gift to us...



And, the Sunshine Cake....



We cleaned our plates:



22 comments :

  1. Even though you had a screw loose, at least you didn't lose it so I think you're still good. :)
    Both cakes look good.

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  2. Colorful blog. First visit, I think. The cakes look delicioius.

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  3. Hello, I love your pelican. Well done! The cake looks yummy. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day! Have a great weekend ahead!

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  4. I like your pelican very much, and those cakes do look tasty. The design is charming. I'll bet it was your idea. :-)

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    1. The egg white cakes? No, they were a gift. Delivered to our house Saturday.

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  5. The pelican is really a nice looking crittter now. I haven't heard anyone else except my grandmother use the term 'diddly-squat.' Love it! Whoot! Whoot! I am so pleased that you liked the Sunshine Cake. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your finished Pelican looks really good. AS for those cakes, YUMMY!

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  7. I really like how you restore these worn out critters. I have a dog statue that needs work but I just don't have your talent. Like how you made that cake heart healthy.

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  8. So you fell? I am so glad you did not hurt yourself (I hope!)Your pelican looks very realistic. And the cakes are so artistic, they are very cool!

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    1. No...I didnxt fall. You misunderstood.

      And, thanks.

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  9. Cakes are looking so delicious.

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    1. Thank you. I could not find anywhere to leave a comment on your blog. Sorry

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  10. I have a screw loose too! :) I loved reading about Bud laughing on the floor.
    The pelican looks so nice.

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  11. We had the exact same plates for our Easter celebration, Anni! How fun that we matched. :-) And I love your pelican.... you did a wonderful job.

    I can't imagine it being so warm that you have to quit doing something outside. I will be singing the same tune come July or August around here but for right now we are suffering here in Indiana from a very cold spring. Can you believe it might snow this weekend?!!! We get warm (touching 60 degrees) for a day, once in awhile, and then it plunges back down again. It's 48 degrees outside as I type this. Egads! I want... I need... warmth & sunshine.

    Blessings for your weekend, Andrea
    xoxo

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  12. Thanks! Cool about the plates. And ya it's been in the 70's here before sunrise. Now...84°

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