Happy New Year!
Today’s post is exactly what this blog is all about – the random thoughts, funny stories, and wonders of God that fill my head each day.
So, let’s begin..
I recently upgraded from my Blackberry to an iPhone*, and let me tell you, I have a love-hate relationship with autocorrect. It does help me more than it hinders me, but when it gets it wrong, it REALLY gets it wrong. Here are a few examples:
Em: “What else do you guys want? Dad’s at the grocery store”
Me: “I don’t honk anything”
Em: “So yes for waffles or no?”
Em: “Ok, we’ll see how they turn out..”
And the worst one…
Scotty: “Do you guys have any ideas of what I can get mom? I’m heading to the mall soon and have no idea”
Me: “Maybe some thongs to wear to work, like dressy thongs”
Scotty: “Please tell me that means things”
Me: “Oh my haha, yea I put things”
Scotty: “Oh my”
… the moral of this story? Don’t assume autocorrect will correct it properly because sometimes it can be VERY wrong.
I’ve talked about Larry once before, but in case you forgot, Larry is my 2003 Kia Rio. He was named after the cucumber in VeggieTales because he’s green and he has quite the personality. Ever since we moved to Bridgewater, Larry’s been lashing out at me. (I think he’s homesick.) His latest temper tantrum includes the outside handle on the driver’s door being broken. For the past 2 weeks, whenever I want to drive somewhere I have to do the following:
– Open the passenger door on the driver’s side
– Lean in and open the driver’s door
– Push the door open
– Catch the door before the wind closes it shut
… to say I’m frustrated with Larry is an understatement.
3. Recent cooking failures.
Confession time… I used to be a terrible cook. My cooking skills have actually only improved in the last few years. Don’t get me wrong, I still have “recipe casualties”, but none that rival the time I misread the blueberry muffin recipe and put in 6 cups of milk. True story.
So, I invited someone over for tea the other day so I thought I’d try this new recipe, “roasted pear and chocolate chunk scones”. To say they were a disaster is, again, an understatement. Here are just a few of my mistakes:
– I roasted the pears, but then didn’t have the patience to wait for them to cool so I put them in the freezer while steaming hot. And then, I didn’t leave them in the freezer long enough, so went I went to stir them into the scones, the pears turned to mush.
– I misread the recipe and instead of using milk chocolate, I used unsweetened chocolate.
– When the timer went after 30 minutes, I went to take the scones out, only to realize I forgot to turn the oven on.
– When the oven was finally preheated, I put the scones in, only to forget to set the timer. Yes, they were burnt.
… instead of tea and homemade scones, we had tea and store-bought scones.
4. Storm stayed.
Over the holidays, a few of my siblings and I got storm-stayed in St. John. Let’s be honest, St. John isn’t that exciting of a city to begin with, and when everything (and I mean everything!) shuts down because of a storm, you have to get creative in order to pass your time.
I’m not sure what people say about our family behind closed doors, but something makes me wonder if the phrase, “The Kelly’s would do that – what a simple family” gets used a lot..?
Check out the link below and you may find yourself saying just that.. and yes, I made a youtube account just so I could upload this video – that’s dedication, folks!
The other morning as I was driving to work, I almost stopped to take a picture. The snow-covered field was so white, the sun was so bright, and the sky was so blue – it was a beautiful winter’s day! It reminded me of the song, “Filled With Your Glory”, so I’ll leave the chorus with you as I sign off..
“The whole earth is filled with Your glory, Lord
Angels and men adore
Creation longs for what’s in store
May You be honored and glorified
Exalted and lifted high
Here at Your feet, I lay my life”
Until next time 🙂
* It literally took me 5 minutes to figure out how to spell “iPhone”. Is there a hyphen? Is the “i” capitalized? Is the “p” capitalized? How ironic is it that my Mac computer doesn’t have any suggestions for how to spell it?