I love the Tudors! Queen Elizabeth I is one of my all-time favourite people. She was awesome. (Not awesome in a morally virtuous and inspiringly productive way, awesome in a larger-than-life-personality-and-interesting-to-read-about way... but still awesome.)
Well, today was DD's birthday party. I got up obscenely early - well, 7:45, but I'd been up after midnight doing her Cinderella dress, and it's a Saturday! - and we went to music lessons, during which I managed to finish the buttonholes on DS' shirt. Got home, got ready for the party, finished icing the cake, finished the Cinderella dress and headband and choker about ten minutes before we had to leave, and went.
The party was good. One family didn't show up; my in-laws were an hour late and didn't speak to me; and DD got black icing all over the Cinderella dress. But still, it was pretty nice. :) A perfect day in the end - not too hot, even some clouds (yay!) - and the kids ran around the rose gardens and climbed trees and played on the playground, while us adults sat in the rotunda and chatted. She got a few gifts, but not an overwhelmingly ghastly lot; and there was a decent selection of food for the gluten-free-ites.
We just got back now. I also baked a milktart and some cookies this morning, so I don't have too much to do for tomorrow. I just need to:
-fill the alfajores
-shape and bake the maslenki dough (I'll fill 'em tomorrow)
-sprinkle cinnamon on the milktart
-sew the buttons on DS' shirt
Oh, and make dinner, which we forgot about. Still, that's not too bad. I might read my book for awhile...
Also, I'd sorta forgotten that DH's birthday is in five days... so yeah, that sloth thing might have to wait. :p