I swear I haven't fallen off the face of the planet I just took a break. For awhile I wasn't feeling very good but now I'm feeling so much better. Once they figured out some of my health issues I felt like a brand new girl! Which is a good thing.
I wanted to share some of the amazing, wonderful things going on in my life. First off I went to Anaheim, California for a library conference. It was such an amazing experience. My friend Jessica and her mom Joy got to meet me there. We had a great time getting to go to Disney Land and California Adventure. At my conference I got to meet so many wonderful authors like Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer. Chris Colfer from Glee was there. I love him. I just got so inspired by all the programs I went to and the other librarians I talked to.
|Jessica and I with the Goofy Statue at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel|
|Me with Stich (He was very mischievous)|
I also became a new mommy to Sadie Deville. I forgot what it is like to have a kitten. She is so loving and playful. My hands and arms are all scratched up but its worth it. My other babies are slowly starting to like her. Her and Sage are bonding. I found them today in the laundry basket together. Of course they were on top of my clean clothes, but that's what I get for leaving them out.
|Sadie says Hi|
Today I got a promotion at work. I am now the Hobart Township Manager. I am really going to miss working with Carol on a day to day basis but life changes and you have to change with it. She is off to Central and they are lucky to get her. I am very happy to stay at Hobart.
|A Vision in Red|
On to the food. This Strawberry Shortcake Cake is so good. It would be great to take to a summer party, just don't leave it outside. It does better keeping it in a cooler environment. Everyone who eats this will be really impressed and will think you slaved away over it in reality it's super simple.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
as found on The Country Cook
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1 box white cake mix prepared according to the directions on the box in a 9x13 pan, cooled
1 (8 oz.) package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
1 (13.5 oz.) container strawberry glaze
3 cups fresh strawberries cut into bite size pieces
In a mixing bowl mix together the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Mix in Cool Whip. Spread over the cooled cake. In another bowl mix together the strawberries and glaze. Spread it over the Cool Whip mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.