Today is August 2nd. This actually shocks me, I can’t believe the summer has gone by so fast! This week has a lot of things going on.
Yesterday was the three year anniversary of my grandfathers death. I still remember exactly what I was doing when I found out and exactly how I reacted. The situation was completely out of the blue. He was healthy, worked out every morning and visited the doctors regularly. So regularly that, that morning (it was a Friday) he had been the doctors because he didn’t feel well and he thought something was up. They said everything looked normal and to come back on Monday for a stress test. Now three years later as I study a field that he worked in, a field where he had his own business I think about him constantly. It kills me that I will never get to work beside him, I will never get to learn his tricks of the trade. Earlier this summer I spent six weeks living with my grandmother and my heart went out to her because I am sure these past three years have not been easy at all.
On a much happier note my baby brother turns 12 on Thursday. It seems so weird to think I now have no siblings in elementary school. He is growing up so fast, before I know it he will be in high school! That means I’ll be out of college (scary).
So for Michael’s birthday I made brownies and cake today! I attempted to make Girl Meets Life’s cake batter blondies. When I say attempted I mean it. I didn’t have a box of cake, so I had to make the cake. Then the cake turned out to be just that, a cake. Nothing like what blondies are supposed to be like. But I just so happened to have a can of chocolate fudge frosting and used that to transform these “not so blondies” into a cake. I also made raspberry truffle brownies from Two Peas And Their Pod. These turned out fantastic and I am so excited to eat them.
As well as baking I was busy conquering this To Do List: