Today" PINK SATURDAY" is rather unique because it is also Valentine's Day. Please visit our lovely hostess Beverly by clicking on the Pink Saturday Button in the right hand column.
Beverly's blog is called HOW SWEET THE SOUND. There you will find the list of all the awesome women that participate in PINK SATURDAY. The list is always over a 100 women.
It is a great way to meet new friends, and we would love for you to join.
Beverly, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU. You are a wonderful Hostess.
Amy was in kindergarten. It was the class party. She wanted me to bring 48 cherry chip cup cakes to the class party. Not just 48 cherry chip cup cakes but they had to have PINK icing.
I was working as a nurse at the time and did not get off work until 7:00 pm.
We had gone to the store the night before and found everything we needed. As I came in the door from work, she was ready to get started. Amy got busy doing her Valentines Day cards. Even at that early age she was very artistic.
I had gotten the batter, the eggs, oil, everything in the bowl...ready for the mixer.
Now let me kinda set up the scene.....at the time we lived in a mobile home and the heat and air conditioning ducts were, for the kitchen anyway, right in the floor under the table where I would be mixing up the cherry chip cup cake mix.....I thought you might get the picture....yup......
I began to mix and turn the bowl...Amy wanted to stir the batter....I told her it was getting late and she needed to finish all her little valentines...."please mother, please," she pleaded with big blue eyes. I had a weakness to "her", the word "please", and her "blue eyes."
I went over the safety rules and then was holding onto her hand as we mixed. She giggled and was having such fun and said, "let me do it by myself. I'll hold it tight."I let go just briefly and I turned ever so quickly to pick up a spoon and I heard her scream and out of the corner of my eye, time stood still as I saw the bowl fly, and our cherry chip cup cake batter was now draining into the central heat floor vent. I could not believe my eyes or the look on Amy's face. I didn't know whether to scream or laugh.
What a mess that was to get out of the duct in the floor. At the time we were living in the town El Reno. Our grocery store closed at 6:00 pm....it was 10:15pm. Amy began to cry. Everyone would be mad at her for not bringing cherry chip cup cakes with PINK icing. The closest town that had a 24 hour store was Yukon...about ten miles away.
As the story goes...I made it to Yukon....they had 4 boxes of cherry chip cup cake mixes...I bought all four boxes and two more of PINK icing.
I got all 54 cherry chip cup cakes baked, iced and in a pretty decorated box by 12 midnight.
Amy had fallen asleep on the couch with her daddy. I went to put her night gown on and she felt very hot and she had 6 little bumps on the front of her chest.
By 5:00pm she was scratching every where. She had the chicken pox. Her daddy took the 48 cherry chip cup cakes with PINK icing to school and Amy and I spent the day counting the chicken pox as they popped out onto her skin. When school was over her teacher brought all her valentines to the house and all the other goodies from the party. We gave her the additional 6 cherry chip cupcakes with PINK icing to take home to her family. She drank a cup of tea and watched Amy itch and listened to me tell the story of the previous nights events.
Amy's best friend today lives in a mobile home. Amy went down to her house last night to make cup cakes for a party at her work. Amy began to laugh and told her the story. I call Amy my cup cake girl because she has always loved to bake and decorate cup cakes for any occasion and take them to friends and family.
Thank You for spending a part of your Valentines Day with me. I want to wish each and every one of you a HAPPY PINK SATURDAY and a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
May you feel the love of a friend, mother, daddy, sister, brother, husband, wife, child, aunt, uncle, a kitty or a dog, and fore most may you know and feel the love of GOD.
If you are at odds with someone there is no greater time than to reach out and let this person know how important they are to you. The recent plane crash that just took the life of 50 beautiful souls show us how fragile life is. Yes, Valentines Day is for lovers but it is also to let people not our spouses or boy friends and girlfriends to know they are loved and they are valuable.
I have enjoyed so very much getting to know each one of you. You are so unique, so funny, so charming and beautiful. So full of Faith. I look forward to visiting with each one of you every day.
MY LIFE IS SO ENRICHED BECAUSE OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF "YOU!"
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!!! HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!!!!!!
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.
~I John 3:1