Did you ever have one of "those days" where the night before, you went to sleep with the idea that, even though the next day was going to be busy, it was okay, because there was enough time to get everything done? And then, in one phone call, it all goes to 'hell in a hand basket'?
That was today. I woke up around 9:00....and after getting the coffee started, breakfast for the boys done and actually read the paper, I was ready to start my day. Then....the phone call at about 10:30 that changed everything!
The owner of our house was here in Nagasaki and wanted to take a look at the repairs that were done a couple of weeks ago....and she would be here at 1:30.
My mind started racing....there was a cake to decorate, a "Mt. Fuji" of laundry to be done, the entrance-way resembled a war zone and there were piles of stuff that needed to be
hidden organized into other parts of the house.
Must. make. more. coffee.
Then I needed to get over being angry....she lives in Osaka (which is an almost 2 hour plane ride to get here!) so she didn't just wake up this morning and say "Gosh, maybe I'll go to Nagasaki and check out the house." A little bit more than 3 hours warning would have been really nice!!!
Okay....Oh...and did I mention that there were about 8 or 10 little boys coming to the house to play and have cake at 1:00?!?!?! MORE COFFEE....WHERE'S THE WHISKEY?? :-D
Because I work very well under pressure....the laundry got done (without whiskey, thank you very much!!)...the cake got decorated (not as well as what I had planned, but the boys loved it!!!)...and the stuff that was in piles got put into various closets around the house...and the genkan (entrance-way) was as good as it gets with 10 extra pairs of shoes all around!!
So before I show you the cake....
Okay....the cake....Issei is very much into his Nintendo DS and Dragon Quest. (Click on that and you can learn all you would ever need to know thanks to Wikipedia!!) In the Dragon Quest game, there is a character called suraimu or Slime, that Issei and his friends really, really like!
There are many variations on the Slime character...as seen above. But the one that Issei requested for his cake was this guy.....
And here is how it turned out.....
The blue was much prettier in "real life"....the picture makes it look kind of gray, but, it was actually a very pretty blue. I didn't let them see it until it was time to eat and they were all very excited!!! The look on Issei's face when he saw it was one of almost disbelief....like he wasn't sure what I was going to do, even though he told me what he wanted and he was very happy with the way it turned out!!!
Here is 1/2 of the group that was here....and Issei and Koji (on the left). Three of the mothers called me earlier this evening to thank them for the cake and to ask why we didn't say it was a birthday party....I explained that it wasn't a "party", per se...just cake and playing!! One mom jokingly said something on the lines of me making the same cake for her son's birthday coming up in April....hmmmm....this might turn into a little business venture!!!
Anyway....it turned out to be an okay day after all...but now...I'm
knackered exhausted and it's almost my turn in the bath. I really need to soak my tired 'ole bones tonight.
Have a great Sunday!!