Happy New Year! It’s good to see you again. As always it’s been forever, but I have a reasonably good excuse.
It’s still the first week of the new year, so it’s still early enough to say “welcome” to the new year. 2010 was a a heck of a year, packed with a lot of memories so bidding it farewell comes right on time. My wife and I had a baby in January –yes, way back at the start of last year–and our daughter Poplar really kept us running for the entire year. It’s fine, it’s fun really. She’s really just discovering the world so the simplest things are a fun adventure. And all of that running around–none of it’s gonna stop anytime soon. That’s fine with me. I think I’ve either gotten used to it or just resigned to the new fate I face with her–a life in constant motion. I love being a dad.
And it seems that we’re always running to catch-up with her, snatch something from her hand that’s on its way into her mouth, or catch her from squirming outta our arms. She seems to want to test gravity and prove Sir Issac Newton wrong!
Life’s taken lots of different turns over the past years since I launched CakeLove, but none quite as sharp as having a baby. You’re probably like, well, duh, dude. What’d ya expect? And, sure, everything changes with a baby, but at least I didn’t know that love and caring can have so many more dimensions, so much more depth, so many fun smiles.
What’s any of this have to do with cake? Not much, except one of my resolutions is to try and bring my mental state into the same place where I am physically. Otherwise I find myself thinking about my baby all the time (which I know won’t ever really stop, but I need to find a couple of free bytes to writer some new recipes!)
BTW - have you seen or heard about our Apple Pie Purses? They’re delish and cute. Apple pie is one of my all time favorite desserts and I toyed around with an all butter crust and lightly sweetened tart-apple filling through the fall. Result? I love ‘em! Check ‘em out…
Happy. New. Year. May yours be filled with joy and love.