1. As many of you know, I changed my e-mail address TWICE yesterday. It's a wonder I don't have an ulcer. Some of you, when you heard that I was switching from yahoo to g-mail, wrote to tell me I would like gmail so much more, and I have to say that already I believe you. I look forward to getting more used to it. I'm glad to not be losing e-mail anymore. But here's the crazy thing: google won't let me change my blog account name to be the same as my gmail mailbox. And since you can't have two google accounts open at once, I can never have e-mail and blogger open at the same time! I have to sign out of my e-mail in order to sign into my blog! Stupid!
2. I was thinking today about kind people. There's a lady who lives in Pocatello who periodically sends or brings my husband a little bag of nylon dish-scrubbies that she crochets herself just because she thinks he's a great eye doctor. It amazes me that there are people like that, who would think to give gifts to their eye doctor because they appreciate him. (The dish scrubbies are really nice, too. I use and like them.) I wouldn't ever think to do something like that. It makes me wonder what other things I never think to do. And, while we're on the subject, can I just say how cool it is to be married to someone who is good at what he does? I mean, he's not just adequate, which I could live with, but he is GOOD. It's so nice to never have to worry about what kind of experience my friends or ward-members or acquaintances will have if they try him out as an eye doctor. It's weird because he might just as easily have turned out to be lousy or mediocre--who can know ahead of time how good they'll be at something? I would, of course, still love him if he were (lousy, I mean). But it's so NICE not to have to worry about that! I love being proud of him.
3. Speaking of being kind, here's my present for you. Believe me, it's ambrosia.
Peaches and Cream Cake
3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt
1 pkg. cheesecake or vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 ounce)
3 tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 c. milk
1 lg (about 28 ounces) can sliced peaches, drained
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
Preparation:Mix together dry ingredients. Mix in butter, egg and milk. Spread in lightly greased (deep) pie plate or casserole (I used a square glass baking pan). Arrange peaches over batter. Beat the cream cheese, sugar and 3 tablespoons peach juice for about 2 minutes. Spread over peaches, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over cream cheese mixture. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in 350 degree preheated oven. Cool and refrigerate.