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.
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.