Saturday, June 30, 2012

Things I Learned This Month

This month brought about several discoveries.  Some were good, some....not so much.  Here they are listed in random order.

  • Homemade marshmallows are not difficult to make, and rather tasty.
  • When one makes homemade marshmallows, one should have some plan for what to do with all of them, or many will be wasted (thrown out).
  • It is easy to forget about one's blog if one does not put forth an effort.  Before one knows it, it's been 9 months since the last post.  (And one has not been THAT busy.)
  • Not collecting regular paychecks sucks.  One should plan better next year for being off work during the summer.
  • Not being able to regularly teach cake decorating classes because the store where I teach is remodeling (and therefore I cannot earn summer income) sucks.  Finding out that one may be able to resume teaching cake decorating classes earlier than anticipated doesn't suck.  Finding out the new classroom is a lot smaller than the previous one was sucks.
  • Needing a plumber for the one working full bathroom in the house sucks.
  • Homemade doughnuts are very tasty, but there is no good way to store homemade doughnuts without them either getting stale or soggy.
  • One cannot own too many baking cookbooks.  One should always purchase oneself a cookbook (or three) for one's birthday.
  • Turning 43 isn't so bad, even if it's closer to 45 than to 40.  Whatever.
I plan to post again very soon (maybe even tomorrow) with some mini-reviews of the new cookbooks I mentioned.