Friday, January 16, 2009

Some Things I've Been Thinking About

1. Babies. I love them so much. I can't wait to have one.

2. Ginger. I really enjoy the flavor/smell of ginger. I don't like the taste on its own with sushi though. There are several things that fall into the category of "I like the flavor and smell of this but not he pure taste." Coffee is another one.

3. Adventures. I'm trying to discover how I go about adventures. Dan and I realized that I enjoy navigational adventures (in the car, walking, geo-caching, etc.). I sort of like cooking adventures: I like to try new recipes but I don't like making up recipes out of nothing. I don't think I like explorational adventures. I don't really like to head out into the unknown and discover something new to the world. I like to discover things for myself that have already been discovered by someone else. Hmmm... Still thinking about all of this.

4. Cold. I hate the cold. I am forced to bundle up and put on layers, which I hate, and cannot wear skirts, which I love. I have come around to liking wool socks. I can't wear skirts. Our car doesn't always start in the morning. I don't like to walk Lucy in the cold. And I can't wear SKIRTS!

5. Crystal stemware. Dan and I are trying to decide how to spend the last bits of our wedding gift card money. We have enough to buy a full set of pretty, simple stemware from Dillards. I am inclined to think it is a good choice.

6. Decision making. How do you do this when you are married? Married decision making is still a mystery to us. We really only know how to operate as singles and have been struggling not to just constantly make decisions as two single people compromising instead of a married unit deciding together. It is very weird and hard and slow going. But we are trying. Any responsive thoughts to this would be appreciated.

7. Advice. How much is too much? I am mostly thinking about being on the receiving end. We have been trying to decide where to go to church. In addition to #6, we are also wading through an enormous amount of advice we have received from friends, family, pastors, coworkers, seminary people, etc. Everyone has a new perspective and I feel like every time I hear something different and that it sends us back to the drawing board on how to think about where to go to church. It might be time to close the door on any new advice for this topic.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Use Number 1 : Bread Maker

Merry Christmas (late)!

Kitchen Aid

My (Brittany) parents gave this to us for Christmas. We (Brittany) used it today for the first time to make bread. I finally remembered to make a batch using all of the ingredients like salt. So it turned out the yummiest so far. This machine is... words cannot describe. It made the bread almost all by itself. I think it can maybe change the oil in my car too.

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