I washed dishes, cleaned the kitchen, and then went back to cleaning the house.
San Geraldo made another mess in the kitchen. I cleaned some more. I skyped with My-Mother-the-Dowager-Duchess and The Kid Brother. An hour later, I went back into the kitchen to clean up another San Geraldo mess. This time clean-up included washing his leather slipper. (Click any image to sweeten things up.)
Moments later, Tynan, Elena, and the kids arrived and we enjoyed their exceptional company as we all OD'd on two-layer chocolate cake with cream cheese apricot filling, chocolate frosting an inch thick, and all adorned with almonds, chocolate-dipped apricots, and a sort-of chocolate tiara. San Geraldo made it up as he went along. Of course, it was amazing.
|THE TWO LAYERS.|
|THE FINISHED PRODUCT.|
(WHAT WAS LEFT WENT HOME WITH THE BIRTHDAY BOY.)
You need some chocolate...