Tuesday, August 16, 2011

If You Like New Recipes - You Have to Buy This! (helps people too!)

I collect online recipes, cookbooks and handwritten recipe cards from friends.  This book is my latest purchase and I will certainly be taking my next few recipes from it!  I think tonight I'll make the Taco Salad, or maybe the Ham and Swiss Rolls, followed by some Indoor S'mores or Oatmeal Carmelitas.  Making the grocery list now! 

It's available in a printed and PDF version (PDF available now, that is what I bought)


It's $10 and 100% of the proceeds go to the 
American Red Cross.  

A lot of people gave time, supplies and heart to put this together and for such a great cause.  Buy one today, for you, for friends, etc..

Click HERE to purchase, purchase, purchase away:

For more background on what went into this book, you can read Skip to My Lou's post about it HERE.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Almost Didn't Do It

I received the email that I was next on the wait list to be enrolled.  I had 72 hours to act.  I found my log in and password, proceeded to enter all fields and hit ‘next’/’submit’ where prompted, up until the last final ‘click here to confirm payment’.  I paused. 

What if Steve has to work late that night
What if the kids need me
What if it’s busy at work
How can I manage all this right now
What if I fail

I’m not sure what is so difficult about me committing to 4 hours, one night a week, for 4 months to exercise the creative part of my brain.  To do something that I have wanted to do for 5 years.

If I don’t do this now, I never will.  I entered my credit card information, placed my mouse over that final button and clicked the darn thing.  I’m committed, I hope I get in.

What?  You ask?  I am hopefully soon to be enrolled at the local community college to take a graphic design course.  It’s been over 17.5 years since I last attended college.  Most of the other students are sure to be half my age or younger, gulp!