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?
It's late. I know. I should be asleep. But I just had to take time to blog for the first time in a really long time. The house is quiet except for Greg and I on our computers. Mother and Dad G. are asleep in the basement, L is asleep upstairs. Baby J is sleeping too. The conference has ended. LightSys staff have finished team retreat and are heading to their next ministry stops.
And we had a quiet day here for the first time in a long time. Mother and Dad watched Baby J this morning while Mr. A and I slept in. We lounged until noon when we decided to use a gift card and visit Red Lobster. Back to the house for a nap. Afternoon thunder shower. Mother G. made BLTs for supper. Evening hanging out, watching Baby J smile, laundry washing... After working 18+ hours days for the last four weeks, today was a nice rest.
There are more things that need to be done, but it's nice just to have a day to breathe after a marathon schedule. And a nice lunch date. And conversations in the rain. Time to give Baby J a bath and sing Music Machine songs without rushing off to the next to-do item. Ahh....
Baby J laughing with Grandpa
Meanwhile, prayer is needed for this missions leader who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. It makes things a whole lot more real when you've met someone personally.