October used to be an intense birthday month. Now it's a month filled with memories and two birthdays. My daughter's is this week so plans are coming together. The last time I made plans and shared them here, I decided upon a five-senses birthday—a gift for each one. So that year, my daughter received a cd, some perfume, some candy, a fleece throw, and a book. The particulars escape me now, but it is a good thing to do when needing direction.
This year, we're celebrating with a lasagna supper and, of course, cake. Laurel tells me that this year should be a homemade year so she'll probably get a couple of pot holders and a scarf or something. It'll be the thought that counts. < insert a wry, very wry, grin. >
There's a Cake Mix Doctor recipe that I fall back on because the family loves it so. For those who might not know, the *Cake Mix Doctor* has recipes that include a cake mix. Easy-Peasy. However, when I was visiting there yesterday, I learned that cake mixes, along with so many other products, have shrunk. They've gone from 18.5 ounces to 16 point something, and my newest boxes are all the way down to 15.25 ounces. Now if that doesn't mess with the recipe!
The Cake Mix Doctor recommends adding the difference in flour.
If you visit the site, you'll see a tab for videos at the top. I learned such good tips for watching a 90-second video that it was well worth my time:
I'm popping in a mosaic of my grandson playing soccer. My youngest grandson plays on the same team; however, he was not feeling well Sunday. There's another Sunday afternoon game coming along and I hope that I'll be able to get both boys in action.
What a fun time we had! These children have come a long way in a year.
Now I'm off to run errands — a mix-up with car insurance and a visit to Joann's. It's a beautiful day and I will enjoy the drive.