The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

My dad's last meal was fried clams. Flashback to 1998. Dad was dying of lung cancer. The living room was dominated by the hospital bed sent by hospice once it was clear he could no longer manage the climb to the second floor bedroom. He had been in and out of consciousness for several days … Continue reading The Annual Ides of March Quest for Fried Clams

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Be kind

I recently had the pleasure of travelling to meet hundreds of like-minded individuals and as part of this adventure, we all went out for dinner together (I know) at a restaurant that (I daresay) is not used to receiving parties of this size routinely. We blew them away. The kitchen went under in about thirty … Continue reading Be kind

My birthday

  I hope you all had fun with me this week. In addition to the week of cakes, my daughter gifted me with a cake today, bringing my total to eight for the week, and this is the one with which we celebrated with singing and candles. Here is today's cake from Wells IGA: Caramel … Continue reading My birthday

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 7: FINALE!

Today is the final day of my birthday week cakewalk, because today is my birthday! To celebrate, I decided to go all out and get nine cakes instead of just one! Is that wrong? It's okay, they're minis! Mini cupcakes from The Cake Cottage in Wells! These cupcakes are amazing. I haven't eaten every one of … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 7: FINALE!

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Getting to the home stretch! Today's cake was a present from my friend, Jane. Thanks for taking the pressure off with the cake-finding mission today, Jane! Actually, I should have said today's cakes, because Jane gifted me with a Cake Trifecta! Lemon, Chocolate Bomb, and Fruit Tart (because fruit is healthy!). Oh, and the cakes came with … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 6

Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 4

Wow, Day 4 already! It is going by TOO FAST. Today's cake is from Spiller Farm in Wells, and it's a Boston Cream Pie. I grew up eating these cakes, or pies, as they are officially called. I know not why. There is no pie crust. There is no (traditional) pie filling. What there is is … Continue reading Birthday Week CakeWalk (BWCW) Day 4

The DNA has been received!

How thoughtful of them to give me a to-do list to keep me busy while I await my results! Because I don't have enough to do already! Anyway, I should have my results in 4 weeks, so it took a week to get to them. Still on track for finding out in 4 to 6 weeks, … Continue reading The DNA has been received!