When we woke up yesterday morning it was overcast and gloomy. It started to rain and we heard some thunder. Then in started to hail, which in turn quickly progressed into an ugly snow storm. Happy Spring.
The power went out so Rachel and I played in the dusky light until she was ready for her nap. I put her down and looked at my list of things to do:
-Work on Harman
-Write a blog post
-Make Andrew's graduation announcement
Almost everything on my list needed the computer to get done. Down near the bottom of my list was "decorate Josie's birthday cake." I had baked the cake the day before and I had already researched how to decorate it. All I needed to do was actually finish it. So that's what I did in the half-darkness of my dining room while I waited for the power to come back on.
Funny how the power goes out when it's stormy so you have little natural light to make up for the lack of electricity. Oh, well. I think my cake turned out alright, anyway. Josie liked it so much that she didn't want to have birthday candles ruin it. We sang to her without candles.
Since Josie is very interesting in all things India, I attempted to decorate her cake with traditional henna designs. I made fourteen cupcakes in honor of her fourteenth birthday.
I also made her a little cake that I hope says janmadina mubārak ho (Happy Birthday in Hindi). It was my first time writing in Devanagari script at all, let alone on a cake, so it's a little bit sloppy, but my mom was able to read it so I think I did alright even though I left off part of a diacritic on the /i/.
For dinner mom and David stopped by Many Lands and got some Indian food for us to cook. I made naan while my mom made briyani and a bean dish.
chutney, I didn't find it too spicy. It was delicious!