Life handed him a lemon,
As Life sometimes will do.
His friends looked on in pity,
Assuming he was through.
They came upon him later,
Reclining in the shade
In calm contentment, drinking
A glass of lemonade.
1940 The Rotarian
In my case, it was not a lemon but a can of guava nectar. My daughter likes peach juice. When I was in the supermarket I grabbed a few cans but as it turns out one was guava nectar which no one wanted to try. The can was hanging around for a while and so I finally decided to do something with it.
Now there were lots of yummy looking recipes on Pinterest for cocktails using guava nectar but I decided to steer away from those. I did find a lot of recipes for guava cake which apparently is traditional in Hawaii but they all looked very complicated and most required more guava nectar than my one little can. I did learn that guava nectar pairs well with strawberries so I figured I would go from there. This is what I came up with.
So here is how I made it:
For the cake:
To serve the cake cut a slice and put a generous helping of the topping on. Then pour some sauce over and enjoy.
Have a fun day!
The Bullet Journal
"The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less."
This year, I decided to try to be a little more productive since I feel that last year a lot of things seemed to have gotten away from me. I started looking for a way to help me keep track of things better and motivate myself.
I have always loved the "idea" of journalling. Over the years I have many times attempted to maintain a journal. I was always very enthusiastic in the beginning but inevitably my enthusiasm would fade and the journal would languish forgotten somewhere.
I started to see a lot of refrences to "Bullet Journaling" on Pinterest and in crafty magazines but I had no idea what it was. The things I saw looked very elaborate and pretty but aslo very time consuming. Eventually though my curiosity got the better of me. I decided to do a little research and found the bullitjournal.com website.
The website is very helpful in explaing in the system. At first it seemed complicated but the video explains it all very well. For some reason, it reminded me of this system of jurisprudence I studied a million years ago when I was in law school. They sell journal books on the site but also makes it clear that all you really need is a note book and a pen.
I have decided to give it a try. I repurposed one of the many marble notebooks leftover from my kids grammer school days and set up my pages. They recommend trying it for 2 months before making any judgements so that is what I am going to do. I hope!
Wish me luck!
Have a fun day!
“Wherever you are is the entry point.” Kabir
In looking back over my blog for the last year, I have to admit that it has been neglected. I will admit that my bout with Lyme Disease over the summer kind of took away my momentum for doing stuff. Then of course, I had a busy show schedule in the fall, then it was the holidays plus we had some home imporvement projects going on and blah blah blah one excuse after the other.
Well no more excuses! It's a new year and time to get busy! I'm going to be working on some new projects that I hope to share this year so Happy New Year and I hope to be back soon.
Have a fun day!