by, 07-14-2012 at 10:13 PM (284 Views)
It's been a few days, and I honestly wanted to write a blog entry to keep up the habit.
Tonight I painted my nails. I've been trying to do this all week but haven't be able to find the time between Owen and Oliver. I tried the Ombre trend, and while it looks ok, I'm not sure I'll do it again. I'd really like to go back to acrylics, but I don't like the cost for the upkeep or the chemicals. But they look so much better and never chip. It's a tough call.
Yesterday I went to a museum/sculpture garden of all super modern stuff. Like non-representational. It's not quite my thing, but I've been interested in this place ever since we converted some envelopes for them about a year ago. The place is really cool. I'm still having a hard time trying to wrap my head around some of the "art" and how to interpret it, but there were a few pieces that I think I got, and it was actually interesting to talk to other museum goers and get their input on stuff. One of the things I want to work on, even though it's pretty far down the list, is being more creative. And I think interpreting art helps the brain be more creative.
I made a carrot cake for Ian's birthday that was really awesome. I did undercook it, and the pan was the wrong size, and I forgot to chop the pecans, but it tasted amazing. I might consider this for a signature recipe. Something else in my list of things to work on is to be a better cook. I'll never be great and it's not my passion, but I want to be better. In that vein, I've always wanted a signature recipe that I can take to potlucks and such and it will taste great and get compliments. I think this recipe might be it. I'll try making it again next occasion, probably our anniversary, see if I can't get it to come out a little better.