Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Waxing Poetic about Fruitcake

Do you eat this stuff? Nah, me neither. But I do write about it. The Tampa Tribune hosts an annual Fruitcake haiku writing contest. You know how I love finding a good contest. The only thing better than finding a good contest is winning a good contest. I was thrilled to nab the top honors. My prize of three incredible cookbooks arrived in the mail just yesterday. It was an early Christmas for me. You can read all about the contest and my winning verses right here.

Last night we had a little lull in the rain, so this morning the waters in the Santa Clara and Virgin Rivers have receded. However, the rains started again about 30 minutes ago and we are expecting another 2-4 inches. We are not out of the woods and it will be touch and go until about midnight tonight. I'll keep you updated by twitter and you keep our community in your prayers. (You can read twitter updates on my sidebar.)
This morning I'm hosting a Christmas breakfast for West's neighborhood gang of 7 year old boys. West was really worried that our house would be destroyed in the flood and we wouldn't be able to have his holiday breakfast party. So phew! It's hard to explain to a 7 year old that the loss of pancakes and sausages would be the least of our worries. Still, I appreciate his childlike concerns. They keep us smiling around here. The guests should be here in about an hour so I better get busy cooking. I'll be back later today with those upcakes and cupdates...or is that updates and cupcakes?? Oh, you know what I mean!

7 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I don't eat that kind, but I do eat the Icebox Fruit Cake my mom use to make. It's wonderful.

Poor West, so young to be worrying. Have fun at the breakfast.

Adrienne said...

Sounds like an exciting Christmas over there! That article was funny. Congrats on your win :)

Tightwad Mom said...

There are probably only a half dozen real fruitcakes in existence. The same ones just keep getting regifted every year! Still praying for you and your community. Bless the moisture...as long as it doesn't destroy everything in it's path.

Michal said...

Love your haiku! Not surprised it won at all! Watching twitter with care to hear your updates. Much love, Michal

Courtney said...

Is there any way you could post that ginger cookie recipe from your exchange before Christmas? My husband is a big fan of ginger and I can never find a good ginger cookie recipe - always too crunchy and "snappy".

I hope everyone in St George and surrounding is ok. The only silver lining about natural disasters is they bring families together and help to put things in your life in perspective. A 3rd grade teacher friend of mine said only 3 out of the 27 kids in her class had heard The Nativity and knew what Christmas was really about. Let's pray for a safe and happy holiday to celebrate the birth of the Savior.

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