Thursday, January 03, 2013
Nothing But Randomness
Nana has a similar recipe binder at her house and it was used as a place to collect family favorites. Once a recipe had been made a couple of times it was deemed "book worthy" (I'm paraphrasing quite a bit, but you get the gist, right?) and written down.
I too have used this fine book in this manner. However, over the course of the past few years, it would seem I've become a bit...er...lazy...
We find our favorite recipes on the internet and then click "print". When we've finished, we fold the paper in half and shove it in the binder. Sure, this is easy in the short term, but try finding that recipe for Lavish Chocolate Cake or Smothered Meat in that stack of pages. We are continually opening and unfolding and refolding and restuffing. Worse still, if we pick up the binder less than carefully, our feet are immediately showered with pages and pages of recipes.
Everything came to a head this evening when I glanced over at my baker's rack and discovered B had set aside a recipe so he could more easily locate it. While this loose paper hanging out didn't bother him in the least, I'm afraid it sent me into orbit as I'm currently in a frenzy of uncluttering.
Since I'm no longer teaching, I'm no longer writing for much of the day, and my handwriting has suffered as a result. So, chalk up another goal for the new year. I'm going to work on my handwriting. :o)
In the midst of copying recipes I ran into some trouble--I'm out of pages and you can no longer get refills! ACK! Feeling a bit panicked--I'm organizing for crying out loud!--I begged my brilliant husband to help me out, thinking he could scan the page and print some for me. Well, he could, but he's going one further and making me customized pages. :o) I'm so excited! (It's all about the simple things, really.) I pulled up the Erin Condren recipe cards for him to see what I'm (currently) interested in and he's gone to town. As soon as we have some printed up (I need to invest in some better paper tomorrow), I'll be sure to share. He's quite talented, that boy of mine. :o)
I still have a number of recipes that need copying, but I got a good start tonight. Everything is now filed where it can be found, and, they're colorful!
The one time I can let go of that little Roy G Biv obsession of mine is when it comes to note taking. Okay, okay, I lie. I can't let it go, I MAKE myself let it go. But, I'm not that bothered by it... This colorful note-i-ness is made all the better with these pens. Ahhhhh...how I adore mulitcolored pens. :o) I have big plans for those pens and my new planner (whatever one I happen to get) when I finally get one.
I swear, colored pens are what got me through some of my more boring classes in school. :oP
Since I'm still not carrying a purse, and since all I seem to lug around are my notebooks and diapers and wipes, this backpack fits the bill perfectly. And, even better, that nifty little pencil case tucks right into that front pocket and looks at people as I walk by. ;o)
Yes, I'm easily amused. ;o) And happy. Did I mention this makes me way too happy? I had no idea he was peeking out of my bag that way until I came home. It explains the smiles that were coming my way at TJ's. :oP
And, that's all, folks! Tonight's ramble is over.
Oh, but wait, before I go, I need to remember to write about Amy's brilliant idea about using my china! It's definitely a post for another evening since I'm obviously tired and getting a little punchy here, but she suggested a "China Challenge" whereby we would get out our fine china and actually USE it instead of just looking at it. It would be done at minimum once a month. We could all do it and it would be fun! :o) Give it some thought and let me know what you think. Maybe a linky party? I'll do a better post on it, but thought it was such a wonderful idea I needed to get it out here now before I forgot. :o)
1. Awesome dinner. Thank you, sweetie!
2. There was a nail polish incident today and the only casualties were a notebook and Beanie's hands. Not bad considering the havoc Hannah wrought...
3. My phone has been found--hallelujah!
4. Brien working so hard on those pages for me.
5. Bitty is SO happy to be back in school. She's come in bouncing the past two days. Today she told me all about the new girl who is sitting at HER table!! (Her enthusiasm and excitement, not mine, although new kids are always fun if you're not the teacher...)
6. My Finny snuggle bug is curled up right next to me as I type.