We swear it’ll never happen to us. Trade the little sports car in for a Mommymobile? Leave our careers to become unpaid taxi drivers? Put down the laptops, iphones and ipads and pick up a whisk and an icing gun?! And yet…
Cupcakes. They’re so special, so festive. Doesn’t the mere sight of them make you happy? And when they’re bubbling with champagne and decorated with fresh flowers… well, that just takes the happiness to a whole new level.
It’s funny how the seasons can trigger memory. Simple environmental changes, sensed subconsciously, unleash chain reactions that result in very concrete emotional symptoms. For me, winter brings New Orleans.
We typically get our Christmas tree up the first weekend in December, and this year I was freakishly organized enough to bake these ornaments the very next day. Don’t ask me how that happened – it was definitely a one-off.