Monday, June 29, 2009

Another one bites the dust...

I have heard it said that cooking is 80% confidence, and I always admit that failure is an option. It is tougher to contend with when you overpromise your capabilities to your guests who are anticipating a yummy product. Case in point is this cake from last Thursday. I showed off some skills with my fancy microwave cake pan, yet we wanted more. I thought I could pull off a caramel glaze, and I called Mom to get her ideas. Readers, please know I am not trying to blame my mother for this dismal failure, I think she would have done things very differently. The caramel was beautiful while cooking, but toward the end it, well, burned. And then it hardened about as fast as we poured it over the perfectly good cake. We had to pry the hard shell off and I spent about 20 minutes trying to clean the plate it was on. The wooden spoon was sacrificed. But I pick myself up, dust myself off...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

For Dad and Granddaddy--thanks for all that you do for all of us, even when it is not the popular choice (see Donovan's expression in below picture). You keep us out of trouble, or at least you try! Love you for it.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ambitious Neighbors

It is so nice to have active neighbors who take the attention away from you and your lack of progress on most initiatives. Check out this publicity op on the Ware House:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

What a Glorious Morning

My started-from-seed flowers finally started blooming! What a nice surpise on this rainy morning, to see the first bloom of my morning glories!

First Day on the Job

Xandi arrived Wednesday night, and started work Thursday afternoon. She dressed all in black, per the uniform, and was at work 15 minutes early. I suppose it is pretty exciting to start your first job! Come see her at the Ware House!