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visions of cake batter

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ok i just finished baking 150 cupcakes, and 16 layers for tiered cakes. i have to do it all again tomorrow but its just too hot..even with the a/c the ovens make the place sweltering. i honestly cant understand how anyone can enjoy this scorching heat..even my daughter who hates cold is wishing for snow...

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SIXFULLERS 5/28/2010 4:36PM

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I don't see much change in sight for your forecast. Sorry. :(

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FLORIDAFAN 5/26/2010 11:26PM

    Hope it cools down for you soon..

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DDUNKIES 5/26/2010 10:49PM

    i would just shut off the ovens and eat the cake batter- just think of how much more comfy you would be- it was 93 and humid today- i was sweating just standing still- sorry, probably more info than you needed emoticon

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DEBULACLARK 5/26/2010 7:42PM

    Sorry Holly!! I'm all for summer but this hot is too hot! I'm happiest in the high 70's low 80's....hope it cools off for you tomorrow....

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CJBAGGINS 5/26/2010 6:48PM

    So sorry that the heat is making you melt!
Hang in there. Perhaps you'll get some unseasonable cool weather to make it more bearable.


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SUETINGE 5/26/2010 6:13PM

    I hope your hot spell ends soon.

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MSJAP1 5/26/2010 5:50PM

    If I remember correctly you don't like being hot and prefer the snow so it must be unbearable for you! I had a look on your site and the cakes are amazing, no wonder you are so busy.

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L*I*T*A* 5/26/2010 4:40PM

    would a better ac help????
hope it lets up soon......
blessings and hugs.........lita

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/26/2010 4:37PM

    That sounds unbearable Holly ! Wow ! I don't see how you do it. I hope that it lightens up soon.

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heat and cakes

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

oh man..i have 280 cupcakes, a 2 tiered table disp[lay cake, a 3 tiered sweet 16, a 2 tiered shower for 50, 2 round layer cakes, AND a baby shower cake for 60...all for this weekend, and all need to be hand decorated. Business is weekend anyhow!

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DISPATCH91 5/26/2010 9:21AM

    When it rains it pours, just wish it could be a little more spread out. That just goes to show how good you are.

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WILLOW49 5/25/2010 11:29PM

    You sure have a busy weekend ahead! I don't know how you do it all!

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L*I*T*A* 5/25/2010 5:48PM

    busy hands is a good thing right!!!
take care and don't overdo...........
blessings and hugs............lita

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/25/2010 3:31PM

    Woo Hoo !! That's gonna keep ya busy all week long ! Congrats ! But don't fall from exhaustion my friend.

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SUETINGE 5/25/2010 2:42PM

    You are busy.

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Monday, May 24, 2010

/Anyone who knows me knows how i detest the heat. And this week is going to be hot. Some think its because i'm fat. But uts not..although that doesnt help. I have NEVER liked it. I thrive on the crisp cool days of fall and the frigid cold of winter. When i was small my mom would fill a cool tub of water and i would just lie in it in the summer if we werent at the lake. When i WAS or AM at the lake i am in the water. as in for 8-10 hours a day. i dont lay out in the sun, i lay in the water.
Summer makes our electric bill go up...i have the window a/c units on full blast. You can always get warmer with a sweatshirt..cooling off is another thing. I remember my dad being horrified one day..he came in and held up a stiff pair of jeans and said I FOUND THESE IN THE FREEZER!!! i said Daddy..i'm hot..i'm just making my clothes more bearable..he laughed at that one!!!
I hope this heat wave we are having goes away quickly..

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/25/2010 3:32PM

    You fish you ! : )

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VEGANLINDS 5/25/2010 12:31PM

    emoticon Jeans in the freezer - now that's what I call smart. I'll have to try that sometime.

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WILLOW49 5/24/2010 4:29PM

    I don't mind the heat, but can't stand the humidity. Ugh. Send me your heat, but you can keep ALL of the humidity! I see NYS is going to be having higher than normal temps this week. You need to "go jump into a lake"...hehe

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SUETINGE 5/24/2010 2:22PM

    Personally, I don't mind it warm, but 94 and humid (current conditions in my sunny back yard) is a bit much, especially in May! I hope your heat wave doesn't last too long.

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DISPATCH91 5/24/2010 2:19PM

    Holly it is a very good thing you aren't down here in Texas, we are in the 90's today and will be the rest of the week.

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L*I*T*A* 5/24/2010 1:48PM

    no heat wave here just sunny...............
hope it cools down soon for you!!!
blessings and hugs..............lita

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JACKIE4019 5/24/2010 12:10PM

    yep, it's getting hot here too. In the low 90's today but as long as I stay in front of a fan I'll be okay until it hits 98 or so. It's the cold I can't take.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/24/2010 10:50AM

    EXACTLY Tracy!!!! theres always a sweatshirt you can put on, but i dont think anyone would appreciate me walking around in

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FLORIDAFAN 5/24/2010 9:54AM

    I agree with you, you can do meany diff things to make yourself warmer, but there is absolutley nothing you can to do get rid of heat!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/24/2010 9:11AM

    you can have it Janet..all of it. i just cant understand why anyone enjoys sweating and panting and feeling like they cant

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SIXFULLERS 5/24/2010 9:08AM

    We're in that heat wave Holly. But I'm loving it! It was 77 when I woke up this morning. :-) I'll take your heat!

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Graduation day

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Hot. hot and sunny. about the worst possible scenario weatherwise for this heat detestor. BUT. it was only 2.25 hours, i wore a nice light top and pants and took 2 jugs of ice water. It was a lovely ceremony, my kid graduated Cum Laude. THAT was a surprise he hadnt told me!!
Then we came back to Malone and i took everyone (Billy, his girlfriend Sarah, my mom and stepdad, Kevin and I) out to lunch. it was fun, the food was delicious.
Billy and Sarah have gone to see his dad, then then will stop here. they leave Thursday morning for Minnesota. I am going to miss him...i know..hes been gone to college for 4 years. But its only 50 mins away not 20 hours!!!
anyhow..i can take a deep deep breath. I put 3 kids through college (Bill did most all of his on his own). They are all happy, well adjusted, productive members of society..not a one of them has gotten into trouble..they all worked while they were still in high school and all the way through college.
For once i'm going to give myself a small pat on the back...and say i think i did ok. i wasnt a perfect mom, but i did ok.

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VEGANLINDS 5/25/2010 12:30PM

    Wow! Cum laude - what a nice surprise!! And congratulations on three great kids! You definitely deserve that pat on the back! Good luck with dealing with your son being so far away :( At least he will be in a beautiful place. Minnesota is great!

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/24/2010 8:51AM

    Hunny you did a FANTASTIC JOB with your children. You have every right to be a very proud momma. I'm proud of you myself. Go ahead and give yourself a huge pat on the back from me Holly because you did great !

There's not many ppl who can say that their kids have never gotten into trouble, you know the kind I mean, and there's not many who can also say all of their kids are college grads so take a HUGE BOW momma because hunny you DESERVE it !!!!!!!!

Bless you ! Love ya ! HUGS !

PS Congradulations Billy ! I'm so very happy for you, may your life be filled with love and joy and may you always find beauty in everything you see. Bless you.

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WILLOW49 5/24/2010 1:30AM

    Congrats to both of you! emoticon

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FLORIDAFAN 5/23/2010 11:20PM

    Congrats to HIm and you Holly

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SIXFULLERS 5/23/2010 7:47PM

    What you have helped to accomplish is nothing short of phenomenal!

Congrats to you both!

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DEBULACLARK 5/23/2010 6:18PM

    GREAT JOB to you Holly!!! Congrats to Billy! ...and you know what? no one is perfect but you are truly emoticon and I bet your kids would agree!!!

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L*I*T*A* 5/23/2010 5:30PM

    what a testimony to a wonderful MOM....................
s and hugs...............lita

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SUETINGE 5/23/2010 5:17PM

    I think you did more than OK, Holly. I think you've done great.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

i am relaxing till delivery time. Getting ready for my youngest child's college graduation tomorrow. I pray i dont cry..i am so proud of him but I am going to niss him so much. I wish I could have a day back of when they were all little..just one day!!

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WILDRICE99 5/23/2010 2:48PM

    Just one day is all you'd want...then you'd say, "Thank goodness I'm done with that!" Congratulations on being a successful parent. Be proud of all he has accomplished and if you shed some tears, it will be ok.


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CATIATM 5/23/2010 6:31AM

    Yay for Cutie! I bet you're busting with pride!

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SUETINGE 5/22/2010 5:45PM

    It's a mom's right to cry. I cried at the 5th grade awards ceremony. My youngest is officially a Jr. High student now.

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L*I*T*A* 5/22/2010 11:26AM

    you must be so so proud!!!
enjoy this moment as it creates wonderful memories...
blessings and hugs................lita

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DEBULACLARK 5/22/2010 9:48AM I'm crying...

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