Things, another word for life, have a way of getting in the way of all my good intentions. Here it is May 1 and how many times did you hear from last month? No more empty promises. I will do my best to update regularly; however, things, there is that word again, do happen.
Last month I “retired” from my very stressful job of 10 1/2 years. I had such great plans. Cleaning out and organizing closets. Sorting through cabinets and drawers and getting rid of stuff. Getting my garden in shape. Cleaning out flower beds and replanting flowers for those lost in the freeze. Completing crocheting projects that have been laying around unfinished. Now how many of those have I actually accomplished?
I did go through the cabinets in the master bath. Sorted through the roll top desk and got it organized even though it doesn’t look like it at the moment. My garden is going great guns and I have weeded the flower beds and have done some replanting.
Cleaning out the desk took me off on a tangent and I started sorting through photos for the last 20 years. That was a big distration and took me in other directions. I rediscovered scrapbooking. A friend of mine made me a scrapbook when my first granddaughter was born and I finally added the photos. With Mothers Day around the corner, I made my BFF a scrapbook of memories for the past 30 years or so.
My second granddaughter is soon to turn one. For her birthday I made a photo book of her first year. The book was made on Shutterfly. After I had placed the order I discovered that I had put the wrong birth date on the cover. Immediately a call was placed. I spoke spoke with most helpful customer service representative. Unfortunately, I was to late. The incorrect books had been printed and would soon be on their way to me. shutterfly does offer excellent customer service. I was given credit for the 2 incorrect books in order to make the changes and reorder. I now have 4 books laying on my dining room table. Think I could get away with giving the incorrect ones as Christmas presents to family? Just kidding.
In the midst of all of this I was also offered the opportunity to do contract work. This offer was another “create your own job” type offer. Something I have done many times over in the last many years. This required that I complete a brief proposal of the services I planned to provide.
A week ago Saturday the DVD drive in my MacBook died for the second time. Fortunately it is still under warranty; however, I have really come to appreciate the power of an Ipad. Without the MacBook I was without a word processing system. Ipad has a Pages App that costs $10 in round numbers. Actually it is $9.99. Don’t you just love marketing? Anyway, I purchased the app and was soon in business.
In reviewing what has been written I seem to have talked about everything but cooking. Well we have been eating well and as always I have been cooking gluten free. During our January trip to Hawaii I rediscovered coffee ice cream and I found a great recipe on Simply Recipes. I just tried to post a link and it didn’t work the way I wanted it to. Let’s try that again
The link didn’t work. Not sure why. A few minutes ago I thought I had deleted this entire post. Sure glad I was wrong. Okay on with the story. The ice cream is rich, delicious and so full of flavor. I have also been working on perfecting a gluten free rolled biscuit. I plan to give them a final tweaking this morning for breakfast and hope to post the recipe later in the week.
For the next post I will use my Pages app and cut and paste into the blog. The thought of losing all this gives me shivers. I have read and reread for accuracy. Should I have missed anything please forgive me. I hope to do better once the Mac Book is back home.
Time to make the biscuits!