Monday, March 17, 2014

Back in Action

Greetings and salutations from the battle bridge, i.e. my cell phone.  No lie--I’m typing this on a Bluetooth keyboard that Rudi got for me.
This is my actual set up.  See those eyeglasses?
When you're typing on a 7" screen, those are MANDATORY.

Since the untimely death of my big fancy desktop computer, I've been making do with my phone and I kind of like it!  It is fast, lightweight, small and portable.  All around futuristic.  I've decided to just go with this for the foreseeable future, or until I go blind from trying to read the tiny screen.

When last we met, I had promised to answer some reader questions about homemaking, but in the interest of getting back in action (see what I did there?), I'm going to give you a couple of homemaking tips, and we'll pick up with questions in a future post.

So--here's my tip, which is actually a semi-response to a reader question (see what I did there?) :

You don't have to cook from scratch.

Seriously, don't feel bad about using a can or a box or a bag of something.  The first rule is "feed the baby". So if feeding the baby means opening a bag of pre-cut salad and dumping it in a bowl, do it.  If it means opening a can of this and a can of that and heating it all until it is hot, do it.  And walk away with your head held high.

If you want to feel virtuous, learn to make one thing from scratch and master it--make a roast beef worthy of a magazine cover, or an prize-winning fruit pie, or bake a perfect loaf of bread.  I'm not picky about what you make, just give it your all and then wallow in pride.

You will make mistakes.  You will get better at it.  That expertise will add up.   One day, someone will be asking you how you make your special roast beef or fruit pie or loaf of bread.  :)

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2 comments:

  1. Ro, I'm glad you're back. I second the "You don't have to cook from scratch." It's nice to have the skills to be able to, if you run out of something and save a run to the store or to save some extra money. But a box or a can saves my sanity when our schedule is crazy.

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  2. First off, bless you for doing all this from a phone. I'd go mad I tell ya...mad! LOL
    And second, bless you for saying we don't have to cook from scratch. Sometimes I just run out of ideas and I'm like I can't just give my 4yo old and 11yo girls a couple grapes, strawberries and then send them out to the wild to say "fend for yourself". Def looking forward to learning some new tips from you. :D

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