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Indiana, United States
I'm a mother of five of my own children, very blessed adoptive mommy to one, step mother to three! Married to a wonderful man who forgives ALOT! Grammy to 6!I also have the best "kids in law" that I could have! I am blessed to be able to baby sit for our grandchildren a few days a week. I am blessed to be able to NOW stay home full time to take care of our home, children, and grandchildren!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beth's "Egg"citing Baking Abilities.......And then some....

Well, I've had "one of those days" today. Not really a bad one, just a full one. Things haven't gone on schedule...much of it because I have failed to plan very well OR to prioritize!
So tonight, at supper time, I was working hard and fast trying to get a large cake in the oven for a very important event. We are baking and decorating this cake....I'm baking and making the frosting and my dear hubby is the "cake decorator extraordinaire." (Thank goodness for spellcheck...I hardly even use that word, much less know how to spell it....)
Anyway, I was using our fairly new Kitchenaid Mixer and was having it mix slowly as I was adding the eggs. I had already mixed up most of the cake (three boxes) and was finishing with the eggs when I broke one and accidently DROPPED IT IN THE BATTER! I hollered (that's Hoosier for "yelled") and hurried to stop the mixer. Well, I turned it on FASTER instead of slowing it to a stop.
Becca, my right hand girl in the kitchen, just giggled.
I tried to scoop out the pieces and we thought we were pretty successful until we tried to put it back together again. Remember Humpty Dumpty????
We figured out that we were missing part of him. I couldn't find the missing limb or whatever it was with the large spoon so I had no choice but to go looking for him myself. I thoroughly washed my hands with antibacterial soap and dove in. I found it all, I think.
I am going to swear you all to secrecy...I don't really want anyone else to know that I've messed around in the batter.....
The house smells really yummy right now. The cake is almost done and I have stir fry in our wok. (This is the first time I've used the wok and according to Roger, who owned it before he "owned" me said it has never been used to his knowledge.) I thought woks weren't supposed to burn....I need to stop blogging while I cook.

Tonight will be our 4th straight "family devotions time" at the dinner table. I hope this is a good trend. We seem to be better at it at supper time since we are all together then anyway. We've been reading Proverbs but I hope to talk to my precious hubby about reading something different with the kids. Proverbs is wonderful but I think the younger kids are a bit bored. I don't want them to think of it as drudgery or constant preaching "at" them.

Any ideas? I'm sure my husband is quite capable...having been a youth pastor for many years in previous years. You didn't know that, did you? I don't think I've blogged about that...I wasn't in his life then...although we knew each other from high school. I feel kind of bad that most likely that part of his life is over since he married a "divorced" person. Our particular denomination would frown upon him being a youth pastor again because of that. My husband, on the other hand, was a widower.
I imagine that God has plans for us that we just don't know about regarding our service to Him. We had kind of served together in a "singles" group before we married but now that we are married to each other, they kind of "booted us out"...in a nice way, though.
Well, everyone is gathered to eat and I am not in there!
Gotta go...Blessings!


  1. Hi Beth! it was so nice of you to pray for me, it's been a not so good few months and those prayers are so needed. I hope all is going well : ) I read some of your posts and you had a sick kitty too....I hope she is better now. Thank you for all the sweet coments you left me too..have a nice evening!!! Hugs, Jennifer

  2. Thanks for the comment. I also feel like I have won when I save more than I spend. It really makes me feel like I am doing as much as I can for my family.