Random thoughts for your Thursday:
1. Amelia turned one! She thoroughly enjoyed opening presents and eating cake. I baked both a chocolate cake and a pound cake and the pound cake won hands down. Looks like Amelia has her mom's love of butter. I'll be sharing the recipe for the pound cake later this week. It's one of my favorites.
2. Know those tire shreds you sometimes see on the freeway? My car tried to play PacMan with a nearly full one. It lost. Given that this is the second piece of road debris that has flown at my bumper in the past month, I'm thinking my car is trying to kill itself.
3. Have you ever had a bad thing happen that you actually ended up feeling lucky about? I feel pretty darn lucky about hitting that tire. I was in the car with Amelia when it happened and things could have been much worse. When I called my sister to tell her about it, she told me about an accident that had happened to her the day before where a beam fell and hit her in the forehead. She was feeling lucky, too, because she was on scaffolding at the time and the accident could have been much worse. It's weird to think that getting your forehead glued back together or a giant repair on your car can make you feel lucky, but sometimes it can.
4. The hutch is still not finished, but it's close! This is the bottom part. It has a couple coats of finish on it already. The top . . . is bare wood still needing sanding. But hey, it's progress.
Have a great week, everyone!