Saturday, October 29, 2011

A quilt

I have not made a quilt in a long time, five years, I think. I have been collecting some fabric for a few years, and the other week, I officially got started! I had decided to make a quilt that I can do a little block at a time, because I don't have a lot of time, and most especially, I do not have large chunks of time.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

5 minute brownies that you can make on campus if you carry around baking ingredients in your backpack

We are writing technical instructions for a class and today we had usability testing. I was kind enough to test another group's instructions on microwave brownies, and for real, it was easy and delicious. A brownie from scratch with ingredients that could stay in a locker. Dear printmaking students: You could probably make this on the hot plate in the intaglio room, too, but that is probably also illegal. So easy, I remember the instructions by heart:

In a mug, combine together
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa power
  • dash of salt
Stir in
  • 2 tbsp veg. oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tbsp vanilla
Microwave on high for 1 minute and 15 second. Remove from microwave and allow to finish cooking and cool for 5 minutes. At this time, I suggest purchasing some BYU Creamery milk since you are probably using a microwave just by the vending machine. The top will be a little gooier than the inside. But it is perfect. And, being that it is egg-less, super easy to clean the mug and spoon.

This really works. And tastes delicious. And I don't have a photo, because it tastes better than it looks. And I ate it too quickly.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

An opinion article I read, written by a mom of a boy who won't live past his third birthday. I think this is good: "The only task here is to love, and we tell him we love him, not caring that he doesn’t understand the words."

Good friends aren't hard to find

I had a few lovely things from good friends this weekend. Thursday night I received this hand-made gem on canvas in the mail from one of my dreamboat hiking buddies who moved away.
Then, this morning I had a nice little surprise email from my boy's mom. Just saying hello, but perfect.
Then, I attended a nice little 1-year-old birthday bash with some of my favorites. Such a good time just hanging out and eating cake and playing with the baby and watching the game, which we won. Go Cougs.
And these are the things that get me. Great people, they are.

Friday, October 7, 2011