The sun was slowly rising in the sky on this glorious Fall day. Carrie Ann was sitting on the back porch in her favorite spot, the porch swing. She was drinking her Pumpkin Spice tea and enjoying the stillness of the early morning hour. She never would tire of the beautiful view in her backyard. A fawn and its Mom were not that far away enjoying the morning as well. Closer to Carrie Ann was her hummingbird feeder and 3 hummingbirds were fluttering around it. Who could not enjoy nature ?
Carrie Ann was thinking of what all she had to do today. The main thing on her list was preparing for tonight’s party. It was her friend’s 40th birthday party and the night was sure to be full of surprises.
The party was a hit! Lots of laughter and fun. Now it was time for the cake. Carrie Ann brought it out and everyone oohed and aahed over how lovely it looked. Almost too pretty to cut. The knife was handed to the birthday star to have the honors of cutting her cake. After thanking Carrie Anne for such a beautiful cake she proceeded to cut it, not noticing the mischievous glint in Carrie’s eyes.
“What is wrong with this knife?”, asked her friend
Carrie said nothing as she encouraged her friend to try harder. That is when her friend spotted something peeking out from some icing that had got wiped off. Her friend got a confused look at first but quickly realized the joke, as she swatted Carrie with her hand full of icing. The cake was made out of cardboard!!
Everyone laughed and Carrie Ann went into the kitchen to bring out the real cake.
Her friend followed her to the kitchen and she said with a smile in her eyes, ” Laugh now…I will remember…this isn’t over!”