that was a stinkin' long day!

After a grueling fifteen-hour workday, I did manage to cross lots off my to-do list, most especially having an iced capp and a doughnut break. Veto and I sprayed the cabinet doors and yes, I talked to super-cute electrician and super-sweet plumber but unfortunately super-adorable carpenter spends every weekend in his hometown, visiting his mother and his sisters (yes! now do you see why I must find him a suitable wife?) so I didn't see him today or take his photo for the blog, that will have to wait until Monday.


I don't know if I ever mentioned before on this blog, but on our second date, Veto didn't bring me flowers. He brought two doughnuts from Tim Horton's. He'd just stepped off the plane from a business trip and came straight away to pick me up for dinner.


I never did eat those doughnuts. I knew Veto was special, so I saved them. I still have them, in their original bag. They dried out nicely, sprinkles and all.


We really wanted a wedding cake of doughnuts, but I also wanted the challenge of baking my own cake because I'd baked a few cakes for friends and wanted to do my own! The idea of the groom's cake made it possible for us to have both. And in the category of I swore once upon a time that I would never ever be "that kind of bride" I just want you to know that yes, I did mix up those sprinkles myself for the baker - he let me bring in my own colours because all he had at the time was orange. Not that I have a problem with orange, per se. I just really wanted the bright colours.


Can you say obsessive-compulsive disorder?

8 comments:

jazsutra said...

saucy dear,thanks for leaving some love on my blog.and hey you have such a vibrant blog and i so HEART your blog!!! the poka dots so cute!the photos are beautiful!your journallings are so shhwweet!and hey all the best to the wedding party on the 26th...love,jaz

100 Percent Cottam said...

okay, i LOVE the doughnut gesture, first of all. man after my own heart! :) and the groom's cake is the cutest idea ever - i absolutely love it. in fact, i may steal it for a birthday party or a brunch or baby shower or something. that is too cute an idea not to borrow! :)

Heidi said...

Saucy-
Totally get the OCD!!

I've been married twice and lovingly remember both weddings. The first was a bigger deal... I made all of the wedding favors personally, hand sketched wildflowers (each original- and I'm no artist) over a couple of quotes commemorating the day and included packets of California wildflower seeds I bought in bulk with color-matched envelopes because we lived in CA and the wedding was in New England... I had trouble giving them away (the drawings), honestly! To this day, people sometimes show me the flowers that they grew from the seeds when I visit them.

Second wedding, my homemade contribution was homemade, one-of-a-kind invitations. HOMEMADE paper, different colors, with dried leaves or flowers we'd collected on travels or locally... This was fun because my soon to be husband, step-daughter and our foster daughter all helped make them together.

I think it's nice to contribute something of yourself that you made lovingly, to the group of precious friends and family who are coming to celebrate with you. I love the idea of something homemade at a wedding!

And, it feeds right into OCD (obsessive-compulsive) which is just a bonus for some of us!

Rosa said...

I'm loving everything about your wedding! How fun! Mmmmm, doughnuts!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I heart cake donuts.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Hilarious post, loved it!

~ Gabriela ~

The Other Side of Me said...

I am lovin the donut wedding cake! I am also missing Tim Horton's. I spent 10 years in Ontario and even became a Canadian citizen. I am back state side now, but missing those Iced Caps.

Enjoy.
Tammy

stephanie (bad mom) said...

The doughnut cake is genius. I am jealous that I lost all creativity when it came to planning my wedding.

Every time my husband & I have gone to one in the past 15 years, I lament about at least one thing that I should have done for our ceremony or reception. And now I didn't even have to leave my own home to find something!