Saturday, January 16, 2010
Let Them Eat Cake
It has been a week with stories ranging from the tragically horrible to the entertaining. The Haiti earthquake gave us such sad images of suffering. The other stories of the NBC debacle with late show hosts was overblown. The only one probably happy about Jay and Conan's trials was Tiger. He has not been in the headlines.
We will cap this week today by celebrating the January birthdays in our family. Don't know why I didn't think of this before. We have two sons, a granddaughter and a brother in-law whose birthdays fall in a ten day period. We needed a little company to break up the long winter weekends, so everyone is coming this afternoon.
We have one birthday cake with a candle for each of them. I considered putting the sum of their ages in candles ( 139) but wondered if we would set off the smoke detector. Also, who would want to light that many candles on a cake?
Happy Birthday to Mina who is officially a teenager today. Congrats also to Andy who turns 24, Dave @ 39 and Gordon who is closer to my age.