Saturday, September 12, 2009

If I knew you were coming I'd have baked a cake

My daughter drove up to Michigan with her dad, and will spend almost a month here. While I was waiting, I baked a cake - something I haven't done for a long time. Wow, I'd forgotten how good a fresh baked cake can be! I used the Pioneer Woman's yogurt cake recipe because I couldn't find the one for the yogurt cake I used to make. This was truly a welcome home cake, absolutely delicious!

My daughter looks wonderful, but fragile, and delicate. She is a tiny woman and has lost some weight during her difficult recovery. But she was in good spirits, happy to be here, and filled with humor and optimism; very much the child I once knew. It is good to see her this way, after so many years of demons.