Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Highlights

1. Nick's parents were here Saturday and Sunday. A good time was had by all.

2. We are now done with the out of town company, and I intend to rest this week!

3. In spite of my intentions to rest, I tackled several organizing jobs this morning. They look good. Now I have to clean up the empty boxes, stacks of dirty dishes, and actually get myself ready for the day - since I was working on other projects instead.

4. We got 6 1/2 inches of snow Sunday. It's very pretty. It's very cold. That's all I have to say.

5. I took on another piano student this week, and I'm realizing that for the next three weeks, I have to teach 3 1/2 hours straight on Tuesdays. Wow. That's a lot of talking. After that my school of worship students are done though. Then it'll be 1 1/2 hours. If I can just hang on until Thanksgiving...

6. I made a carrot cake last night, gluten free, and because I had no sugar in the house, sweetened with maple syrup. (3/4 c. maple syrup to each 1 c. sugar, and decrease other liquid in the recipe by 3 T per cup substituted) It turned out yummy, except that when I shook the cake pan to loosen the bottom of the cake, the cake kind of exploded. So, we have carrot cake crumble. But it tastes good. :) It has apple in it too. Yay for fall food.

7. I have very little to say that is interesting today. I've been working on a blog idea for a couple weeks but it still doesn't make sense. It's on thankfulness/contentedness. It's gonna be good. You'll see.

I just thought of a new tradition for these highlights - please give me a highlight from your week in the comments. :) Have a great week!


  1. My highlight: carved pumpkins with Cole yesterday and baked a birthday cake for Chris--both projects were successful and enjoyed by all.

  2. my highlight was making baked apples for dessert, filling an apple with granola, cinnamon and raisins instead of sugar.


    and i saw this article on, and thought of you. hope to see you friday...


  3. Nice! I like this highlights thing.