Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

Upside-Down and then Some

The last attempt at making a cake turned into a semi-disaster. I don't know why that cake didn't rise, but that didn't stop me from making another cake. For this Sunday's pot luck, I made a pineapple upside-down cake. It turned out rather well. I was pleased. The eaters were pleased. I plan to make another when my in-laws come down next weekend.

Jenny's been getting a bit burned out on cooking, and with her starting a job hunt, I thought it time for me to get my toes back into the water. I've been doing breakfast (and this week was apple cinnamon pancakes), but I need to ramp up to doing more. Once that job offer comes (whenever and wherever), we'll have to shuffle stuff about to make our home life work. That means picking up on things that I haven't been doing.

Some yard work got done. I chopped down the side bush again. It grew eight feet this year. This time, I'm hacking the roots up with my four pound pick-mattock. I also did some edging. I tried using my new edger, but the thing's blade is too small and works like shit. The fastest way that I found to edge was using my hand mattock. So now edging is getting down and clods of grass litter the lawn.

We had folks over pot luck. Jenny made chili. I made a fire and we had roasted marshmallows for dessert.

Macbeth 2 is coming along. I'm beating the thing with a stick to reach the end of the second draft. I should get there in a few days.

Candy Crush and Bejeweled are the game du jour. I tried Candy Crush, but I don't like the 'limited moves' mechanic that they have. It's frustrating and not much fun for Miss Dash. So, I now have a paid copy of Bejeweled 2. That's working out better.

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