Belgian chocolates. White flowers. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (made by my mother, snowflakes cut by my father). Cocount cake with almost no frosting (it had it’s own private Snow Day, falling down around me as I tried to frost the triple layers). Origami favors for all the guests, which went over with great enthusiasm.
All in all, my mother’s party was a success.
And, someday soon, I’ll post about all the cards, and presents, and books I received which make my heart sing. I even got a card from The Secretary, but that’s a whole other post.
Now it’s time for the winners. Of the Japanese Literature Challenge. Who endeavored to read three books in three months, and did! I have the following names put into the hat: 3M, Chris, Darla D., Scott, Lulu, Verbivore, Tanabata, Lightheaded, D. Chedwick Bryant, CJ, Robin, MS Teacher, and Working Words 100.
The winner of the first place prize is CJ!
Winner of the second place prize is: Verbivore!
Winner of the third place prize is Chris (of Stuff Dreams Are Made Of).
Congratulations to all the winners! BUT, I know how disappointed I get when I’m not a winner. Therefore, to honor your effort, and assuage any disappointment you may be feeling, I will fold all the other participants (listed above) an origami crane. If all of you would email me your address, I will ship the prizes off this week.
It has really been fun to share in this challenge with each of you.