#SoCS – Dom

This week’s Steam of Consciousness Saturday prompt is as follows:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!” You can join in here: https://lindaghill.com/2018/09/28/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-sept-29-18/

I love to bake. I enjoy making cakes and I particularly love decorating them. You might say this is one of the passions that dominate my life. Recently, I have been spending my fondant and baking time making the 50 hibiscus flowers for the four tiered cake I am planning for my mom’s 80th birthday part in October. I have made 30 to day and plan to make 10 orange flowers tomorrow. To date I have made the yellow, red and pink. Next weekend I will make the mauve flowers and they will be finished and ready to use after a week of drying out. IMG_7139

I am planning on making the bottom tier of the cake tomorrow. It will be a huge Christmas cake and will take about 6 hours to bake. I will get cracking on it first thing tomorrow so that it doesn’t dominate my whole day.

Strangely though, I hate domestic cooking. I do not like making daily meals and find it very boring. Fortunately, my mom and my husband like everyday cooking so I don’t have to do it very often.

This week my mom has been very ill. I was very worried about her. She was a bad patient and didn’t want to be nebulised or have the physiotherapy the doctor ordered. I become very domineering and forced her to do both. I arranged for the physiotherapist to make home visits to the house. Sometimes it feels as if elderly people turn into sadomasochists and undermine their own health with their mulish behaviour.

Have a lovely week.

Robbie

57 thoughts on “#SoCS – Dom

  1. Baking cake is your passion, no wonder it dominates your days and every day. You make your creativity in your mind come to a visualized images.

    Somehow your posts didn’t come to my Reader for a while and I just added back to my Reader. I hope it’s back to normal.

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  2. Hi Robbie! Geriatric patients can get a little stubborn about taking their medications or doing their treatments. I think we revert back to being child-like when we age. I hope she’s doing better. That cake sounds amazing. I can’t wait to see it. ❤ xx

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  3. This is a great response to the prompt. It was interesting to read about the hibiscus flowers that you are making – they happen to be my favorite flowers. Be patient with dear old mom; she’s at the age where she is still desperately trying to control her own life. I looked after mine until she passed away at age 96 and I know it is not an easy task. Groete.

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  4. A lovely take on the prompt, the cake sounds fantastic! Looking forward to photos of it.
    I hope your Mum is improving now, I think older people get scared when they are I’ll and their are afraid of loosing their independence. Hugs to you all.💜💜

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  5. I’m sorry to hear that your Mum has been unwell and uncooperative, Robbie, but pleased to see on FB that she is much improved.
    Her birthday cake is going to be amazing. I can’t wait to see it all put together and finished.
    Congratulations on your response to the prompt. I’m sure you dominated, you used so many different words.

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  6. Your cakes look so perfect to me. It must be relaxing to do prepare all those decorations and remove yourself from daily pressures. I understand that because I have my own things I do to keep the balance. Hope you have a good week.

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  7. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s health struggles, Robbie. She sounds as stubborn as my mom. If only they would listen to their daughters and do as they’re told, right? The cake you’re making for her sounds amazing. I wish her good health and a wonderful birthday. ❤ Hugs

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    1. Elderly people have been brought up with some very conservative ideas about health, doctors and medicine. It can be a bit frustrating overcoming their funny ideas on things. Fortunately, my mom is recovering well. I hope your mom is over the worst now too.

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