Saturday, August 09, 2014

This happened

My daughter is having a "Yay! We're Almost In The Third Grade!" sleepover party. I'm making cupcakes.

I don't bake enough. I'm out of practice.

About an hour before the party, I start mixing the batter. I blend the batter until it is a smooth river of flour, sugar, and butter folding in and out of itself. Watching it blend reminds me of my mother. I recall her telling me to move my face away from the mixing bowl so I don't get splattered. I remember getting splattered.

The batter is almost too thick to pour out of the mixing bowl into the muffin tin, but I pour, using a spatula to guide the batter into the cups.

As I pour, I realize I have not put paper cupcake cups into the pan. So, I glop and scoop and drip the batter out of the muffin tin back into the mixing bowl. I wash and dry the tin. I put the paper cups in place, and with a big soup spoon from the kitchen drawer, I spoon the batter back into the cups.

Friday, August 08, 2014

This happened

I am so far behind, so out of the loop.
Two of my heroes are dead, and I only recently found out.

Bill Knott died on March 12, 2014.
Bill Knott's Blog

Russell Edson died on April 29, 2014.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Found this

Friday, August 01, 2014

This happened

An old, cranky Chihuahua tried to bite me today.

Out of courtesy, I did not kick her.

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