I love frosting. If I’m going to eat cake, I have to have the corner piece or the biggest, fattest, glob of sickening sugary frosting flower available. Can you believe I’ve actually seen people scrape the frosting off and simply eat the cake p l a i n ? Puh-lease! The frosting is the best part.
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase: “Well, that’s just icing on the cake!” It means that whatever good thing you just got or just received or just did – well it just got one step better and that lovely sweet addition to your already wonderful thing just got elevated to delicious awesomeness! I mean cake is good! It is tons better with frosting!! (Unless of course you are one of those scrape-the-icing-off people. I am sorry for you – you just won’t understand this.)
Now I shall segue to a most logical next topic and that is music. (you guys are going to learn how my mind works by reading my wandering blogs!) I sing in a six voice group and one of our recent songs is Revelation. Now I have to blame my husband Ted on this one. One of the lines of lyrics in this song is: “With all creation I sing”. He told us, after we sang it one particular time, that it sounded like we were singing “With all creation icing”.
I love it!
What is it? (I pondered)
Creation Icing must be something … something wonderful … created(of course) … created by God … that God took one step farther … and topped with something even sweeter! I told Ted about my word and created definition and he said, “Oh yeah, like a snow covered mountain”. Fail. Okay – it is a creation (mountain) topped with another creation (snow) but I think he was still in cupcake mode and his mountain was chocolate with cream cheese frosting.
How about bees?? Crops wouldn’t be pollinated without those little buggers. In the process, they make HONEY! Now that’s a really sweet ‘icing on the cake’! Or how about rain? Naturally we need rain so things can grow, we have water to wash and drink, and most importantly for sailboats. The beautiful sweet topping is often the rainbow. Can you think of others? What great creation can you think of that God took one step farther and really laid in on thick and sweet – making it even one level better? Post your ideas – I’d love to hear them!
For now, I leave you with 2 updates!
#1 It looks like Amanda’s accent wall in her apartment bedroom will be the lovely purple shade called CLEMANTIS with the other walls painted the lovely shade called RHAPSODY LILAC.
#2 I received my ‘author proof’ of my book today to go over – and it was the first time I saw the cover design. I was stunned! We went with an idea Ted had that the publisher”s art team transformed and added the title in an awesome font. I couldn’t believe I was looking at my book. My book. I sat at the table, staring at the computer screen and cried. And there, along the bottom of the beautiful cover design of my book, I read “Laurel Rausch Greshel”. Wow. Now THAT was icing on the cake!