Thursday, August 27, 2009

3 things

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 egg
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.


Wm Morris said...

I haven't personally tried to do this but I believe that this explains how to do what you want.

Basically, you create a new blogger account with your new Gmail account and then transfer your blog from the old account to the new one.

FoxyJ said...

That cake sounds awesome. I might just have to make one.

And I wish I had the sort of impluses that the lady from Pocatello does. I so often forget to do the little things like that.

Also, my husband is also the kind of man who is good at what he does and works hard. That's one of the things I love about him. We recently moved back to where he used to work at the library and every time I go in there I feel like a celebrity because the librarians are so happy to see me and my family. I'm proud to be married to someone who makes such a good impression.

Christopher Bigelow said...

But admit it, you secretly wish Roger were a cowboy, right?

Th. said...


Or you could cancel your new gmail account and make a newer one through the old blogger account.

Darlene Young said...

Thank you for all the technical help, guys! I'll figure this out . . .

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Darlene Young said...

Woah, William, I think I did it! Thanks!

Darlene Young said...

(for Chris) . . . and I could be his cowgirl . . .

Anonymous said...

I'm the last in my family (by months or years) to not use Gmail and I swear I'll get around to switching one of these times, but I have to figure out how to still download my emails to my PC because I have the soul of an archivist and I just don't trust my correspondence history to Google. (And once in a blue moon when Gmail has an outage, I feel all smug.)

I do have three Gmail addresses intended for this, that, and the other use, and when I sign out of the main one that I use for Reader and then click on my Reader bookmark I always have a second where I think everything got erased. Or, also, Dean uses a Google account to update the bishop's schedule (he's the executive secretary in our ward) and that signs me out of Reader, too. I do wish I could have all my accounts open in separate tabs. I guess they for some reason only intend for people to use one email address? So short-sighted. (That was said with my tongue in my cheek--there's no doubt I have more email addresses than I need or can keep track of--six total, I think.)