Life is certainly full of changes. This afternoon we returned from a trip to the Midwest, where our youngest daughter will be starting her pastry chef externship. It was a big move for her, starting with a new restaurant, moving to her first apartment, and from now on buying her own groceries. The state she moved to is a beautiful Midwest city, with lots of parks and waterfalls. Although everything went well for the three of us, I must admit saying good-bye was not easy!!
This is the chocolate cake we were treated to last evening as we had dinner at the upscale restaurant where she will be working, four days a week, for the next 3 months. I am excited to hear and see all that she will learn, working in such an amazing kitchen.
Did I mention that her boyfriend and his family live in this area? A definite point of interest in this ongoing story. Here is a glimpse of the two of them together, after not seeing each other for 4 1/2 months. Also, a corner picture of her own kitchen. Will she be able to keep it clean??? Will the cooking that I taught her over the years, be put to good use??? It was a good trip with lots of beautiful weather, fun memories, great food...but, as always the good-bye was not easy. The house is truly quiet tonight, but as I sit here at my computer and read all of your kind comments, I am reminded of how much I missed all of you, my blogging friends. I missed reading all of your latest posts. I missed seeing all of your creative photography, and your fascinating comments. Yes, life has now changed again for me, but as I have learned before in life...you raise your children to grow up and leave the nest. Good-night from my "real" empty nest.
One more thing...I finally got my blog header and sides back to almost normal. Note to self...do not experiment UNLESS you are computer saavy. Thanks for your patience in this matter.