2/08/2016

Baking Weekend

Is the weekend already over? There is snow in the forecast, so I may be getting another "snowcation" this week.
I had planned on catching up on reading blogs Saturday morning, but it's hard to do that when the wi-fi is acting up. So, I read from a book and ran some errands. Oh, and did some laundry. Then I baked. I made one last attempt on a King Cake. I found a recipe from Betty Crocker that looked like it might be easier than the one I tried last week. I think I let it rise a little too long. I put it in the oven with boiling water; the recipe said to let it rise for an hour (which I did), but since I did the oven thing I probably shouldn't have left it in so long. It actually didn't taste bad, but still wasn't as good as the real thing.
I'm going to hang on to the recipe and try it again next year.
I also baked something to send to the boys for Valentine's Day and finished it on Sunday. CH said that I should just send them money and let them buy their own, but then it wouldn't have the love baked into it!
Sunday, CH & I went grocery shopping (have I mentioned how much I love the stress-free shopping at Publix?). We stayed home and watched the Super Bowl. It was a win-win for me: Peyton is a favorite son around here, and we lived just outside of Charlotte when the Panthers came into existence, so I didn't care one way or the other who won.
Was anyone else as disappointed in the halftime show as I was? Honestly, ColdPlay's lead singer was having a really hard time singing the opening song, and Beyonce needs to hire a new choreographer. The commercials were very disappointing, too.  I was in bed by 9:30.
I have to add that when they announced Lady Gaga as singing the National Anthem, I rolled my eyes and said, "Great". I was so very pleasantly surprised. She has an amazing voice and was very respectful.
Come on, snow!!!

2/05/2016

Friday's Fave Five

I haven't linked up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story in forever, so it's time!

1.  My favorite auto equipment for the week:
    Jumper cables. If you read yesterday's post, you know why I said that.

2. Favorite phone accessory:
    External battery. When I got out of community band practice Wed. night and found my dead car battery, I realized my phone battery was also dead. Something wasn't right in the electric universe for me that night!

3. Favorite moment of the week: 
    Thursday morning, after I got to school, I saw and heard a little girl (maybe Kinder or first grade) walking by the office, singing. No one was around, and she was just singing her little heart out!

4. Favorite quote of the week:
   "My life would be easier, but it wouldn't be better." (Victor, Jenny Lawson's husband, responding to her statement that his life would be easier without her. This is from the book, Furiously Happy). *sigh* How he loves her; even with all of the health struggles. 

5. Favorite Instagram picture:
 This is YS, pizza dough spinner extraordinaire, at work:
I hope you found some favorites in your life this week! Have a SUPER weekend!

2/04/2016

Thankful Thursday

I'm joining Rebecca at Knit by God's Hand to stop for a few minutes and be thankful.

I’m thankful for:
a husband who gets the taxes done.
date night!
…  taking the backroads with my sweetie.
Google. Yep, I said it. Last night, as I was leaving community band practice, my car wouldn’t start. The battery was dead. The young lady who sits next to me and plays on Sundays with me stayed to help me out. I had cables, but neither of us had actually jumped someone off. Google to the rescue! We hooked up the cars and it started right up!
Good books. I just finished listening to “Furiously Happy”, Jenny Lawson’s second book. If you know someone with mental illness or even if you don’t I would highly recommend this book. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You may cringe at some of the language, but I don’t think the book would be the same without it. Oh, and listen to the bookagain, I don’t think it would be the same if you didn’t hear Jenny’s voice telling her story.

What little things or big things happened in your life this week that you’re thankful for?
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