A friend’s 8-year-old daughter asked for a “Jacob” cake. For Kaylee, I could have gone all abstract with bloodly feathers, apples, and stacks of books. For a bunch of second graders, I had to be a little more inventive. So, here’s what I came up with:Pin It
Month: May 2010
Here’s the menu for my family for the week of May 24th. I am entering week 2 of combining the strict following of the Abs Diet for Women menu plan (well, strict in the sense of measurements, less strict in the sense of how it’s prepared and seasoned) performing the Walking the Walk: Getting Fit With Faith journal and exercise regimen, pulling some meals from there when I’m faced with shellfish or pork in the Abs Diet menu. Other than a Saturday night banquet where I indulged in my weakness, cake, I did good last week. Let’s ignore the fact that I have to make chocolate cupcakes for a birthday party today.Pin It
If you leave a Microsoft Exchange Server alone long enough it will naturally turn into an iPhone. All you need is the magic ingredient of millions of years and a really cool, yet utterly random program that will replicate itself.Pin It
Finances are always a tough topic in a marriage. Other than sex, it is probably the largest topic of discord in most husband and wife relationships. The problem is that most people feel uncomfortable talking about money. Talks about money can slide into arguments about who spent what on lunch, who promised too much to charity, who should have been saving more, and who makes the most. The thing is, money is a necessary factor in life and talking about money is a necessary factor in a marriage.Pin It
Thursdays are my favorite cleaning day by far. Mondays are a scramble to get our main living areas back in order after a weekend of no chores. Tuesdays are bathrooms and the boys’ room – I don’t think I need to say more. But Thursdays – Thursdays I clean my kitchen.
Several months ago, I made a big batch of beef broth. I put big soup bones in the crock pot, threw in a bunch of root veggies and some fresh herbs, and let it cook for 36 hours. Then I strained it and had 4 quarts of beautiful, flavorful, so healthy and good for you beef broth.