September 2, 2007

Journal, Lauren

As is Lloyd’s custom on a 3-day weekend, he does not feel well. I’d go into a big rant about it, but when I tried to remember when the last 3-day weekend was that this happened, it was Easter, and that was right before he went to the hospital. (Yikes!) So, I’m shutting up about that, except to mention that he doesn’t sleep well with all the nose-blowing and coughing, so he slept until noon yesterday and it looks like today will be much the same.

Yesterday I was productive while he slept. I’m trying to learn how to make good pancakes from scratch, and so I tried some with whole wheat flour. They were ok.

I don't even really like pancakes.

Then I went out to mow the gigantic grass in our yard that had all gone to seed. I made it almost once around the perimeter when:

It's not supposed to look like that, is it?

Dang. I fixed it, but we need a new mower.

Lloyd was up and felt well enough to go looking at computers (and now mowers), so we drove into Omaha. On the way we stopped to admire a fairy circle. Other people were stopping, too. We didn’t know that it had been mentioned in the newspaper.

 I'm not the fairy.

I needed something to eat in Omaha, so I ordered a cheeseburger from Burger King. It tasted a little funny, but I just kept eating. Finally I stopped to look at it. “What the heck am I eating?” Barbeque sauce and onion rings?? On the burger?? Oh.

 Yuck.  But I ate it anyway.

So all in all, a pretty good day. Today I’ve got lots of gumption to get lots of things things done around the house. Have a great Labor Day weekend!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Saturday”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You should be careful… I think standing inside a fairy ring can make you pregnant!


  2. Karla Said on:

    That’s exactly what my RE had me do for Anna! 😉


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I LOVE homemade pancakes … and waffles … What are those dark lumps in your pancakes though? I’m hoping blueberries …

    And I think I foresee a pre-school story building about the poor little lawn mower wheel & it’s adventures as it rolls around Seward.


    • Lauren Said on:

      …wreaking havoc in it’s wake?

      The lumps are actually dried cranberries rehydrated in water and peach schnapps. I had no blueberries, and I love to substitute stuff


  4. Lloyd's Mom Said on:

    I hope you are feeling better,Lloyd. Sounds like your preschool is fun, Lauren.


  5. Deanne Said on:

    We have a pancake recipe that we love with half whole wheat flour:1 egg, 1/2 cup all purpose, 1/2 cup whole wheat, 3/4 cup milk, 1 T brown sugar, 2 T vegetable oil, 3 t baking powder, 1/4 t salt. I just glom it all together in the stand mixer, but the recipe says to make the eggs “light and fluffy” first. (We don’t buy Bisquick any more, and we even turn up our nose at diner pancakes after discovering this recipe!)


    • Lauren Said on:

      That is almost my recipe! I’m trying to memorize it by thinking ‘ones’.
      One cup of flour (I make 1/4 of that whole wheat)
      One BIG t. b.p. (It’s really supposed to be 2, so I heap it.)
      One smidge of salt (mix in bowl)

      Then in my pyrex measuring cup
      One scant cup milk
      One egg
      One splash of vanilla

      Mix. Add one melted T. of butter.
      Get one cat hair in it.

      I like that yours has sugar in it -- I’ll have to try that!


      • Deanne Said on:

        And brown sugar… I think that may be the key ingredient, in fact. Molasses might also do the trick, but then you would probably have to adjust the milk.


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