School has been out for 1.5 days, not counting weekends. My brain is already fried.
I twice tried to make buttercream icing this week. The recipe is here. Maybe I over beat it, maybe the butter was too soft or the flour mixture too thick. Or maybe I just have no clue what real buttercream icing looks or tastes like. I know what Pillsbury icing tastes like and the lard/Crisco heavy icing that you get in bakeries. Possibly I am making perfectly fine buttercream icing & just don’t know it. But it seems grainy not creamy. I’m blaming this on my foremothers who started buying premade icing as soon as it was available. Had they made buttercream icing I would be familiar with it & know what was wrong with mine.
Both boys are signed up for the summer reading program at tiny library and have already checked out 3 books each. We sign up at larger library next week when their program starts. They have different themes this year so the activities are all different.
I got a new cell phone this weekend. DH’s phone has been dying for months but he’s been dithering about it all this time. One might even say he was being rather feckless about it. It finally dropped dead this past week while he was on the job site 16 hours a day. I’ve been wanting an iPhone & am 3 weeks away from upgrade eligibility but he wanted a phone that was on Verizon. After visiting both phone stores he went with Verizon. We both got Motorola Droids. I’ve been loading mine with apps & music. I’m still trying to find a music player app I like. I wanted an iPhone for the music & web features, so I could stop carrying an mp3 player. I’m not 100% sold on this phone but I do like it.
This weeks word from the word jar is malfeasance, which means misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official. It might be a bit tricky to use in conversation. It’s bound to start a political argument unless I am certain the person to whom I am speaking agrees with my opinion. I’m sure I can come up with a sentence about the oil spill that includes malfeasance. I just have to watch who I say it to.
I loaded all my contacts into my new phone. I have 31 contacts. 10 of those are restaurants. 4 are stores. For reasons I don’t understand it bothers me that they have to photo attached to their contact so I had to go download logos and attach them to the contacts. My contact list just looked wrong with those blank spaces in it.
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