>August 19

>DAILY BLISS: This was a drizzly, rainy sort of a day – apparently due to some sort of frontal boundary moving slowly down over the state, the particulars of which I was never privy to. However, it is a rare thing that we get rain here in central Florida without the booming accompaniment of thunder and plenty of lightning. So, I spent this blissful afternoon reading a novel on my front porch while my children enjoyed the rare privilege of splashing around in the rain outside. Perfection!

<3 Christy

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>Babies Everywhere!

> Today, I hosted a group of mommies at my house. Everyone I know has just had babies (except me – I’m quite done with that, thank you) and I decided I would like to be the one to give them a place to congregate and have a cookie or two! So, here are the three cuties that were present today. Copious amounts of drool and many brightly colored toys were shared. Raucous fun was had by all! Oh – and the babies had a good time too.
I’m just really excited to hang out with my friends. No agendas, no Bible studies, no purpose – just being together and getting out of the house. Well, they get out of their houses. But I’m okay with that.
DAILY BLISS:
Playing chess with my son! He finally cornered me and sat me down to school me on the ways of competitive chess. Yes…..my son is on the chess team. All in all, I didn’t do half bad!

<3 Christy

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>Delicious Obselescence

>So….I had a pretty big birthday this year. A milestone. And my brothers and their wives bought me this awesome KitchenAid Artisan stand-up mixer. And it’s red (as I mentioned before, my favorite appliance color!). I used it this morning to make biscuits.
I am pretty famous around these parts for making biscuits. I have a nice little pastry cutter and I don my apron and cut that cold butter right into the flour with just a flick of the wrist. Well, there is sometimes a little sweat involved – it’s a big job. I decided I would give my mixer a shot at the famous biscuits. It worked beautifully! It just cut that butter right into the flour like….well….butter. And I just stood there.
Honestly, I felt a little obselete. My hands weren’t getting floury or buttery. There were no white splotches on my clothes. Nothing. Not that it wasn’t fabulous, and not that the biscuits didn’t turn out better than I imagined they could – it’s just that….well, I was hardly necessary in the process.
This creates quite a dilemma for a girl like me. I mean, I prefer hand-written thank-you notes and from-scratch cakes. But, the truth is, I didn’t sweat at all and the biscuits were quite delicious. I mean, I did still have to cut the dough into little circles and put the pan in the oven and set the timer and…..I’m not totally outmoded……yet!

<3 Christy

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