Monday, December 31, 2007

DAY ONE

It's after one in the morning of the last day of 2007, as I lay here in bed reading other people's blogs, I have finally decided to start one of my own. I don't plan on telling anyone until I can find my footing and not feel like such a novice. I'm a little wary of criticism at the moment, since my daughter and one of my best friends are a fierce writers.
I have spent the last year reading blogs from all over the world, some simple, some masterpieces. I have some favorites I keep going back to and would like to use as my guides, and possibly add as links. Since I have no idea how to get permission for all that it will have to be done at a later date.

I discovered the blogging world when my daughter, Xochitl, shared hers with me. As you know, you click on one thing, then the next and so on and so on. Pretty soon you've been to at least 2 continents before you finish your first cup of coffee.
I've spent the last month baking up a storm, in the process I've pretty much killed my beloved and aged KitchenAid. I was still a KitchenAid virgin when I bought it from a friend for $25, it wasn't much but she was my first.
Christmas presents to my friends this year were baked goods, which also turns out to be much more expensive than just going out and buying small trinkets.

It was worth it, I honed some of my forgotten kitchen skills, found some new 'stuff' I didn't know I couldn't live without, and can't wait to get back in there to do more.
My passion at the moment happens to be baked goods, sweet and savory. I'm excited and hesitant to begin this blog and keep a log of my endeavours, when I feel confident enough I'll share the site with my family and friends.

For now, my confidant shall be my new kitchen buddy, Pearl. My Christmas gift from my husband (bribery for staying home instead of going to Las Vegas), was a brand new KitchenAid Professional 600! She's a big girl, coming in at 6 quarts, 575 watts, and Pearl Gray... she's beautiful! What makes her even better is that I got a killer deal after a 20% off coupon and $50 rebate.
I now have the happy dilemma of not knowing what to grab if the house catches fire, my sewing machine, my dehydrator or Pearl. I hope my husband, The Don, can save himself.

1 comment:

Dano said...

LOVE the blog! Keep up the great work. It is fun to read especially knowing all the people you're referring to.
Dan