emily was nine yesterday. she had her ears pierced today. grandmom stood and held her hand. we will party tomorrow. just family, at her request. a friend to go swimming with soon. she has flowers. it is important that each of my girls have flowers on their birthday. i’m not sure why. i hijacked them to photograph. now they sit on the table, waiting.
i made the cake from scratch. sometimes from scratch is important. like at birthdays. but they are trouble. chocolate melting on the stove. egg yolks beaten in one bowl. milk coming to room temperature. all at once. did a speck of the water from the bottom of the bowl sneak in and ruin it all? will it stick, i had no wax paper?
chicken salad to make. and fruit kebabs. tablecloth to wash. floors to sweep. presents to wrap.
why are weekends only two days? birthdays should allow a four, five day weekend.
birthdays are special.