Oona has a birthday coming up, so we spent the day preparing. We cleaned the house, did the laundry and shopped for the meal. Our decorations are homespun and the cake is homemade. We shredded a plastic tablecloth for weatherproof ruffled streamers to hang outside. It's a yellow cake with fudge frosting, which will be made tomorrow. The recipe's from cake expert Jim Dodge and called for eight egg yolks. It's from a cookbook and not online. So sorry! Now I need a nap. Oh wait, it's almost time for dinner.