Sunday, February 10, 2013

Light One Candle


It is better to light one small candle
than to curse the darkness


Wise words from the fortune in my cookie tonight.
Happy Chinese New Year!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow Cream! Our blizzard tradition

When my eldest daughter was little, one of her favorite television shows was the cartoon Little Bear, based on the book series by Maurice Sendak.  In one of her very favorite episodes (Snowbound), Little Bear and his friend Emily's grandmother make "Snow Cream".  We've been making our own version ever since, whenever there's big snowstorm.

We're in the middle of a blizzard at the moment, and even though my "baby" is away at college now, her younger sisters and I continued with the tradition and made a batch.  Here's how:


Fill a small bowl with clean, fluffy snow. In a separate bowl, whip 2 cups of heavy cream with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and about a 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or more if you like it sweeter). Gently combine the snow into the whipped cream mixture, repeating the following rhyme (as recited in the Little Bear episode) as you stir:

"Whether the weather be cold,
or weather the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather whatever the weather,
whether we like it or not!"


You'll get 4-6 servings. Top with sprinkles, a cherry, chocolate syrup, and enjoy!

Thank you, Maurice Sendak, for what has become a wonderful Winter tradition for our family.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Goodbye GoDaddy!

Ugh!

That was reaction upon seeing the latest in a seemingly endless stream of offensive commercials from GoDaddy.com.  This one, which aired during the Superbowl, was not only disgusting, it finally spurred me to take action and cancel several of the domains I had reserved through GoDaddy.  I have a few others that I manage for clients, and am now in the process of shopping around for a new registrar so that I can move those and delete my GoDaddy account for good.

Here's a link to a site that explains the steps you need to follow in order to move your domain from GoDaddy to another carrier: http://lifehacker.com/5794507/how-to-jump-ship-from-godaddy-to-a-better-web-host