Another thing I am thankful for - the challenges and dares that have enriched my zentangling experience. They have caused me to stretch to do the tiles, and connected me to so many wonderful new friends. Erin at the Bright Owl (see side bar) has a great template this week. I began without a real plan, just doodling along. Actually it came out alright - even if has these little squid or alien thingies around the outside. Either way it was fun.
|see those cool pencils and tiles, ooooo play time for Cathy!|
One more rather silly happy and then I shall close this wordy blog. My absolute favorite thing dessert wise is store bought birthday cake. My grandmother used to ask all the grandkids what kind of cake we wanted her to make especially for our birthdays. I think I was somewhat of a disappointment when I requested a store bought one and not one of her awesome concoctions. When I became diabetic (about 8 years ago), one of my first thoughts was that I would never taste that horribly sweet cake again. I know . . . there were way more important thoughts connected with the discovery, but honestly, I was so distraught that was the easiest one to focus on. I work very hard to keep my blood sugar in check - having brought it from 502 to a daily 90 - 100. Big difference. But there at first it meant the grocery store became an instant "Cathy pity party". Not any more I am happy to say. I am afterall creative and why shouldn't that apply to cooking? However there is yearly the matter of the birthday cake. Well, not really. It seems our local Wal-Mart carries a very small, sugar free version of my passion - and I can only find it once a year! Is that not really cool? I guess they could be doing it just for little ol' me, but I rather doubt it. Either way, just another happy in my happy title!
|two pieces for me, two for Ray and it's all over til next year!|
Happy New Year to you all!!