Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Colored Lights on the Porch

I am about to do something pretty, er, un-closeted. I'm throwing just a little party for Beloved on my front porch.

The improvements to my garden and yard have continued (they take a long time, you know?) and Beloved hasn't been by in a couple of weeks. Tonight she and I are having dinner with some friends. During dinner I will bring up my garden. The friends, if they take their cues well, will say, "Oh, we'd love to see that. How about we all drive by after dinner?" I will say "Swell!" or something like that.

When we get to my house, there will be multicolored lights on my front porch, as well as champagne glasses. There is a bottle of Korbel in the fridge, and an over-the-top homemade chocolate cake (that's the actual name of the cake. It's from the cookbook written by the owner of this bakery, well worth a trip to NYC from anywhere) with while boiled frosting (Beloved's absolute favorite) . We will sit on my porch, and toast Beloved's recent birthday.

And the whole neighborhood is welcome to see.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Yay you go girl!

Hope y'all have a good time.

Also, if anyone gives you a hard time about it, I will PERSONALLY KICK THEIR BUTT.

Anonymous said...

Splendid. What a fabulous idea....!

Happy Birthday to C's beloved. Congratulations to C, for taking another step Out.

IT

parodie said...

I hope your party is blessed with joy and glorious celebration of Beloved's life, made richer by being shared with you. :)

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Happy Birthday to Beloved---and you go, Cecilia! I hope it's the best party ever---and that you can love her "out loud" soon.

Cecilia said...

Well, thank you all. The cake smell amazing. The champagne is icy. Can't wait!

And Kate, thanks for the butt-kicking back-up. ;-)

Pax, C.

Jan said...

Cecilia, what lovely preparations you have made. I had to check out the recipe/cookbook, because my beloved's birthday is on Friday and he loves chocolate cake. What a declaration of love you are give Beloved. Thank you for sharing with us. Love blossoms in your garden!

more cows than people said...

yes! enjoy!

TNQR Rev said...

we've never met, but i have your back too! hope your night was extra special :) you are moving in the right direction an i had to delurk long enough to encourage you to follow your heart where God is leading you!

TNQR Rev said...

just delurking long enough to let you know that i have your back too :) i hope your night was exceptionally special!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Cecilia, how did the celebration go? Will we get a report?

KJ said...

Wait a minute! What is this?

There is NO WAY that a chocolate cake can be "over the top."

Happy BD to Beloved.

Suzer said...

I'll bet it was absolutely lovely! :)

sharecropper said...

Egad, you're getting braver! Hope you have a great time - and congratulations to Beloved...not only for her birthday but for having you! Sounds like you have a small "army" at your back, including me.

Mother Laura said...

Yayy for you!!! Hope it was fabulous :-).