Do you have those friends that are naturally amazing bloggers? *cough* Anna. You can hear their voice as you read their posts and they can make work challenges, labor, crying babies, and sleepless nights sound poetic.
Those people always inspire me to write, but yet I feel like the only time I can write like that is when I'm relaxed and have time. And time is something I lack greatly, always.
I'm in the office today while my boys nap at a friend's house. We have a software training trip coming up and I'm needing to get ready for it. Yet even here, my lack of time plagues me as I find feature needs and software bugs that I should have found six months ago.
Road-tripping we will go, road-tripping we will go...
Stop two of our recent road trip was a LightSys stop through Taylor University in Indiana. We were busy recruiting missions IT interns and talking to Spring Break code-a-thon peoples. Of course, hanging out with friends and seeing the new Euler Science Complex were added benefits. This was Baby J's first visit to Taylor!
Baby J manning the LightSys booth outside the new CSE department.
"Yes, may I help you?" P.S. Yes, the diaper bag, which he is unpacking, is an ICCM backpack.
Mr. A checking out the new server racks in the old Dungeon.
Baby J and his favorite prof with the award-winning CSE Christmas Tree.
Cutting teeth on floppy disk (well, except he doesn't have any teeth yet).
Pray for a Taylor student to join us as a summer intern this coming year!
I decided to make chicken nuggets for our supper on the go. Here's how the process went...
1) Grab the recipie.
2) Realize I'm out of homemade "Bisquick."
3) Pull out the Bosch mixer - fastest way to make bisquick.
4) Realize that the butter and sugar is still in there from the attempt to make cookies two days ago.
5) Decide to finish making the cookie dough
6) Dump all ingredients together before realizing that I used the full amount of flour, but only half amount of the other ingredients.
7) Decide to double the cookie recipie.
8) Realize that additional butter is in the freezer.
9) *sigh* and rescue the baby that just woke up from the nap.
10) ... umm... I haven't decided yet. But I'm running out of time.
11) Grab plastic container to put unfinished cookie dough into. Find fake bird and bird nest inside.
12) Wash said container. Transfer cookie dough. Insert into fridge.
13) Decide to mix Bisquick and extra nugget flavorings as one process.
14) Add paprika to other ingredients already measured. Discover I don't have enough.
15) Say, "Oh well."
16) Finish mix and grab chicken tenders from fridge where I put them to thaw yesterday.
17) Dump meat out and realize that the bag contains not chicken tenders, but the bones and scraps from the chicken breasts from which the tenders had previously been cut.
18) Extract crock-pot from the cupboard. Dump chicken bones and scraps in crock-pot for cooking.
19) Grab chicken thighs from the Sprouts sale.
20) Finish assembling nuggets and insert into oven.
Hopefully that's the final part to this adventure and the rest will be uneventful.
Ah, if there were only a nugget of truth to that. When is life ever uneventful?