Friday, April 27, 2012

7 Quick Takes (Vol 162)


I’m LATE getting these done. I know, I know. I need minions. You know the deal. When you are done here and have fully downloaded, highlighted and footnoted my blather remember to click on the picture above to be whisked, at the speed of my ever expanding weed garden, over to Conversion Diary.

May the BLATHER be ever in your favor!

Well, it is that time of year again….


The geese that live at the local park have started to reproduce. Grrrrrrr.

And that means that we have to be extra vigilant on our morning walks because Canadian Geese with babies in tow can be VERY aggressive.


But we have ever faithful, if slightly height challenged, Ben to keep us safe.

Get those geese Ben!

Did you think I was done with complaining about my ipod and iTunes?

Well, this might be the last time.

I would promise but then it is iTunes so there is always something to complain about.

I finally decided that I needed to sync my ipod to iTunes on my new computer.

What a MAJOR pain in my ever expanding backside.

Plugged in “Dahling” to sync….and iTunes kept insisting that I didn’t have enough space on the ipod…. even when I deleted all the music off of my ipod and told iTunes not to put any music on the ipod….still no space.

FINE! I will just back it up with the old computer and whatever.

But then the old computer gave me the same message…even though I had wiped all the music off the ipod.


The iTunes message boards weren’t all that helpful……..

So I decided that it wasn’t worth the headaches and I reset it to factory settings after successfully moving my apps from Dahling to iTunes.

Resetting your ipod is a royal pain in the patookiss.

I know I have mentioned on numerous occasions that I used to be heavily into scrap booking.

I have enough paper to last until, well until forever.

I have all the toys and tools a girl could possibly need.

And there in lies the problem. Or one of the problems.

I find that I have too much stuff. I can’t make a decision. I can’t get any scrapbooking done.

In fact, I don’t think I have done any scrapbooking for 6 months. I go down there. I look at it. I move some stuff around. And then I go and find something else to do because I get overwhelmed.

To be perfectly honest part of my problem is also my perfectionism. And wanting to lay out the “perfect page” and have the whole book be something that people “ooooo” and “Ahhhh” over.

So this coming week I am making some major “scrapbook materials” decisions. I will tell you all about it in a longer post.

I hate making these decisions!!!

Oh man I am in the midst of a creative fire storm.

Sometimes it just comes on me with a wooosh. Sort of like a hot flash only with something good at the end.

And when I get into one of those moods and I have an idea that I want to execute then it is sometimes hard to reign myself in. I want to go and get all the materials necessary


I don’t care what it costs. I must complete my mission.

And then I get a hold of myself.

These are some of the necessary items for my project. Plain old tee shirts.

And I had to buy a new set of knitting needles.

Oh. Darn.

I will take pictures of the process and tell you what I am going to be knitting using tee shirts….

If it turns out even half way cute.

Thank goodness that it is garage sale time because that is the only way that I could afford to buy a boat load of used tee shirts for a reasonable price.

My Spring nemesis is here…..


The Mulch

8 yards of it to be exact.

It is sitting there, waiting and waiting for me to start.

Now if it would just get a bit warmer and stop raining.

I am continuing in my search for the perfect granola bar recipe.

And I have still not been successful.

I tried another recipe yesterday. On paper it sounded good. And people raved about it. I mean who couldn’t love something that had coconut, almonds and mini chocolate chips in it.

And they are good don’t get me wrong. But there is just one little problem. They don’t want to hold their shape. I made them and left them in the frig for the designated length of time but when I went to cut them they sort of disintegrated into little chunks. Lovely delicious little chunks but they are not the bars I was promised.

Maybe I am going about this the wrong way. Perhaps I should be developing my own recipe for Granola Lumps not Granola bars.

Hmmmmmm. Something to think about.

Short garden update.

The peas are up. The lettuce is up. The spinach is making an appearance.

Broccoli plants are going in the ground today.

And we are planting another container of potatoes. But LaurenLeap and her dad aren’t making another tower. We are going to try something called Potato Grow Bags. Not these particular ones but something that we found locally.

I will let you know how it goes.

And of course there will be pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Not a Granola Bar, More of a Protien Candy Bar

    1 cup peanut butter
    2/3 cup honey
    1/2 cup coconut oil
    2 cups oats
    3/4 cup raisins, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, coconut... (your choice, total of 3/4 cup)
    Mini chocolate chips

    Melt coconut oil, stir in the peanut butter and honey, then the rest. Sprinkle chips on top.

    I also added a little vanilla protein powder.
    Spread in 9x13 pan. Refrigerate until hardened. Store in refrigerator.


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