Wednesday, August 3, 2005

STUDENT DRIVER, student baker and racketball.

I took Zack out driving yesterday.  Now theres a scary thought... Me instructing another person how to drive!  Be afraid!  Be very afraid... to drive on the streets of Colorado!  Hahahaha!  He did pretty good until we got to the parking lot and he took out a dozen or so 'imaginary' cars and trucks parked near by while trying to park and reverse from the parking space over and over again.  But thats okay, they were 'mini-vans' and 'Avalanches', they deserve to be hit, even if its just hypothetically.

Rocky decided she was going to bake cookies ALL BY HERSELF!  She wanted to make biscotti, but I told her I would have to help her with that one since it involves a hot baked good and a long knife.  She was still in the mixing phase when she came over to me and said 'Mom, I think I accidently put in 1½ cups of baking soda instead of 1½ teaspoons.'  WOW!  I tried not to laugh but that was a major mistake.   I could have let her go ahead and bake and taste them just so she realizes just why it is so important to be accurate with the ingredients... you know, like what happened to me and my biscuits.. and let me just say that I've never made THAT mistake again... but she was trying soooo hard.  Unfortunately she had already mixed the baking soda in with the flour, and that was the last of it.  I sent her next door to borrow some from my neighbor and friend, and a short while later... tasty success!

Dickidoo played racketball after work... for the first time in about 10 years!  Before he left at lunchtime with his clothes and racket I reminded him to stretch before playing, drink lots of water and to make sure there was an EMT on standby.  He called later and my first reaction was "Are you okay?  Do I need to pick you up from the hospital?"  Yes, he was fine, but he wanted money to buy some beer, which he really REALLY needed!  Later, when he had revived, he laughingly admitted that he had found rust on his racket.  What, no cobwebs?

And what about me and my exercise routine?  You know what they say about it being the thought that counts.  Well, I 'thought' about it, and thats what counts!


robinngabster said...

My husband and daughter decided one morning on Mother's day to make me waffles...using Great Grandma's old recipe. Would have been great had they not added 1/4  cup of salt instead of 1/4  teaspoon! YIKES!!! I choked down the first few bites and smiled...then they dug ito there's and realized the goof!  Needless to say...we had breakfast at McDonald's that morning. LOL

heathyrxmarie said...

HAHAH!  Watch out CO, Zack's driving!  I remember making that SAME baking mistake.  Yucky! Good for her for sticking to it though, and re-making :)
Yum!   LOL @ Dickidoo and racketball! LOL!

judithheartsong said...

I always love to see what you are up to. I used to love raquetball... pretending the ball was X's head........ is that bad???? judi

sdoscher458 said...

Glad you have the patience to teach to cook, it's daughter has surpassed me in cooking some dishes...which is good.  As far as driving I would probably back into a tree...I never learned how to (yes, I'm one of those - total spazz believe me everyone is safer this way!)  Sandi  htttp://

geminiwilder said...

thanks for the laughs today!!!!  

  cookies look good!  peanut butter?  Beau's favorite!

i thought about taking a walk earlier this morning.  luckily it went away quickly.   :)  


derasta said...

My daughter is in the process of getting her drivers license...this has dragged on forever she finally goes for her test and wouldn't you know, during her driving test she goes thru a red light...besides from being very dangerous, but worse when you want to pass to get your license...needless to say she failed and has to go again...hope this time she's less nervous!

sunnyside46 said...

let's think harder!
good luck on the driving ....caitlin will be 15 in November, my day is coming!


cdittric77 said...

You know what has worked for me? Believe it or not, a swiss ball!
Peace and love,

purplectigger said...

I remember learning how to drive, dad refused to teach me. He said girls just shouldn't drive. Now he's glad I can drive. I would be able to make my twice a year trip to see him.
I also remember learning how to bake, thank goodness for a paicent Mom.
Have a great day.
Hugs, R.C.