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.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
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!