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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Random Pictures

This is my "I'm-riding-for-14-hours-straight-in-a-car-and-I-need-something-to-do" project.

A grandma of a girl that is in Adam's dance class taught me this pattern and I did almost the whole blanket on the drive to and from California this month. I had intended to make it into a lap-size blanket for Aly for Christmas, but I ran out of the pink and couldn't buy any more, so I finished off the edges and sent it (today) to an orphanage in Ecuador. I'm hoping a sweet little baby will enjoy the softness and warmth and will gain some comfort from it.

Last week Adam and I thought we'd make some Carmel Apples. He thought it would be fun to help make the carmel. I let him stir until the mixture came to boiling temperatures and then I took over (for obvious reasons.) Pay no attention to the mess in the laundry room. (Thorkgal, can you see your witches hat back there? Hint hint!!)

This is how the apples looked. We rolled them in mini M-n-M's and chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Wow! They look tasy, don't they?
Nope! They were hard as rocks, probably harder. I think my candy thermometer was a little off. I've never had carmel turn out like that before. We had to throw the whole batch away. I'm trying to find time to make more... (But I still haven't made Halloween sugar cookies and we still haven't bought pumpkins, let alone carved them!! AUGH!! Can someone throw two extra days into this week?)
This weekend I had some help cutting Calvin's hair. Thank heavens Calvin has a hair-do that's hard to mess up.
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UPDATE: Calvin is feeling slightly better today. No barfing, so Adam's signs must have worked. We can't get into the Ear Nose Throat doctor until Monday, so we went to an internal medicine doctor. He's a great guy, we love him, but he wasn't much help. He said Calvin doesn't have an inner ear infection. He gave Calvin some print-outs of exercises to do that should help bring his equalibrium back into wack. So far there hasn't been any big "WOW" moment that says he's getting better. It will have to come in small steps I think. However, taking massive amounts of time off when you're self-employed isn't easy. It's driving him crazy that he can't sit up and work for longer than 5 or 10 minutes at a time.

5 comments:

Thorny Tree Lady said...

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/candy/microwave-caramels-recipe.html
Seriously...throw away your candy thermometer and use the microwave. Instead of lining the pan, cover the apples. My SIL uses this recipe and it's to die for!

Chelli said...

WOW!! That looks much easier (and faster) than what I have been doing. I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for the heads up!!

Yvonne said...

Great job on the blanket.

Sorry about the carmel apples.

I hope Calvin starts feeling better soon.

Wees said...

In spite of how they turned out, I think the caramel apples look beautiful!

And I love the blanket. Grandma Millie would be so proud!

Calvin is a brave man to let a 6 yr. old do his hair!

Marci and Sarah! said...

i LOVED that video. i can't believe how old adam is getting!