that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.


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wednesdays almost over

Wednesday night dinners have been such a grandiose event this semester. We celebrate my finally winning at Scrabble. We recognize Auntie’s return from Hawaii or bid Alicia ‘good luck’ for interviews up the province. More accurately, we tend to always be celebrating Griffin’s birthday. (He’s not four until November, mind you, but where there is cake and ice cream involved, we sing him happy birthday.) Case in point, see photograph #1:

If we were counting specifics, I think Griffin is turning about 14 in this photo. After all, he’s had many-a-birthday!

But the REAL kicker is that last week, after Dan becoming a pilot and all that wonderfulness, Lee bought him a gorgeous cake, covered in marzipan and loaded with whipping cream, grand marnier, oranges, white and chocolate cake, raspberries, and deliciousness all rolled into one dome of sugary goodness… aptly named “The Ultimate Cake” by the bakery. Although, Dan had gone up island so…

In full lameosity, he missed his own party. Not at fault, he was going to Campbell R. to get a job (which he did get offered today — yay). But still. Doesn’t mean we couldn’t celebrate without him:

Way to go Dan! We’re so proud of you (and excited for cake!)

He was there in spirit.

Kels gave us a Bible study in Matthew — the Beatitudes, more precisely. Good word.

…yes, we can have our cake and eat it too..

I think I will miss this this summer. Right down to cheating Scrabble matches and Griffin’s ‘crazy dance’.


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visits

I accidentally opened a package that arrived here today for Marli (Paul Brandt tickets, anyone? I am selling them without Marli knowing it to make enough cash to have a meal or two the next few weeks before going home!) and found this picture inside. Me and my sisters, both biologically and of the heart. Missing a few, mind you, but it was fun to hang out together over Easter!

PS Handed in my last paper of the semester today… 4 finals and maybe only one more slo-pitch game (stay tuned for an update on tomorrow nights matchup) to go til home-time. Yay.

Cheers!

Easter in Lee\'s kitchen