After the demands of my hundreds of fans (or a suggestion from one good friend…) I decided to upload the pictures of the photo arrangement I talked about yesterday. I hope you like them! (oh, and ps…the couch is from my grandma and is in great shape…it’s just not our favorite style. lol. So, eventually, we’d like to slip cover it!)
…and proud of it. :) Today was a “fun day for me. I had the usual morning then decided to whip up some brownies for the ice cream sundae party we’re having tonight with Kevin’s family. (It’s the big Canada-US “Freedom Festival” fireworks!) Then, since I had so many bananas starring me in the face just pleading to be made into something delicious, I decided to oblige. I used a recipe I had received as a wedding gift to make 2 yummy loaves of banana bread–one for tonight…one for later. ;-) mmm, mmm. As I was baking up a storm, I wished I could keep going. No, for real. I really wanted to bake more cookies and more breads, etc, etc. That got me thinking. I said to myself, “Self, it would be super cool if I started a baking business out of my home.” Considering I’m still unemployed, this sounded like a brilliant (not to mention deliciously enjoyable) idea. Who knows if it would actually be profitable, but I would probably get some friends out of it. (And don’t worry, I would try my best not to become like Monica in the Friends episode “The One with the Chocolates” where she secretly loves making chocolates only because it makes people like her.) lol.
It’s been another good 24 hours. First of all, we were able to pick up our car from the shop and were quite pleased to only have to pay $60. (Certainly zero dollars would have been ideal…but that’s ok.) Unfortunately we might need to invest in a new battery, but we’re both so thrilled to have our vehicle back. Last evening after Ben arrived, we had a delicious dinner of homemade pizza, breadsticks, and salad (thank you very much…) and then ventured out to the wonderful world of Meijer. Kevin and I picked up lots of needed groceries and the three of us found lots of snacks to keep our mouths occupied while watching the Tigers’ game.
welp, that pretty much sums up my morning. No, for real! We’re down to one egg and a cup of milk so that limited the breakfast options, so I made pancakes. This is one item of food that we will not be running out on any time in the near future. (So if you come visit us, I hope you like pancakes, cause that’s what you’re gonna get.)
“The real underlying flaw in your life, Melanie, is that you don’t think that I am good. If you knew I was good and that everything–the means, the ends, and all the processes of individual lives–is covered by my goodness–then while you might not always understand what I am doing, you would trust me. But you don’t.
The previous post is no longer applicable. My blog’s template may change multiple times today. Don’t let this cause alarm. This is just a test. This is only a test.
I can’t decide if I want to keep this new background or if I liked it the other way (or if I should keep looking…). Does this classy look go with my “fun” blog title?
funny how things can change over the space of a few hours. Nothing is “perfect” as of yet, but my husband and I are feeling much better about our situations.
I can tell you’re interested already. :) I’ll start back at the beginning of the evening. An hour and a half before Kevin was to be home from lab, I decided to ride my bike down Jefferson to put in some job apps. Done and done. On my way home, I almost passed out when I hit my bike’s breaks waaaaaayy too hard and jammed my pelvic bone into the handle bars. frick! that HURT. badly. (I’m sorry if this is too graphic a description for some of you. But deal with it.) After the black spots went away from my vision, I continued home and called Kevin on my cell. He said, “I’m….” and I was like, “hello? are you there?” He had just stopped talking. Next thing I hear is, “My bike isn’t here. Someone stole my bike.” oh great. Just what we needed. Now we’re down a car and a bike. (Kevin was so very excited to ride my short girly bike to work today. <–that was sarcasm for those of you who don't follow.) But honestly, we handled this situation rather well….I mean, what's one more thing on top of everything else??