But I seem to be catching up a little now, and I gave a couple days' thought to the newest tag challenge theme, which this week is the number SEVEN! My mind wandered and pondered over movies, songs, and various collections I have about the house. I thought about books...
...and even THE "Good Book", remembering how Jesus, with his disciples, fed thousands of men, women, and children with only seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. "And they all ate and were satisfied." (Matthew15:32-37)... Well, I felt the Holy Spirit in me! And I felt that creative inspiration!.. Can I hear an "Amen"?!!
(Sigh) Unfortunately, it turned out I DIDN'T have the stamps, images, nor even enough ink in my printer at the moment, to transfer all this spirit onto paper!.. So-oooo, I tried to think of something else. Eventually, it seemed like I couldn't come up with anything at all, and that I might even have to skip a third weekly challenge... I felt a little discouraged, but oh well.... I began to focus on other things.
As we've been getting a lot of rain these days, and the temperatures have cooled significantly, I thought I should seize the opportunity! I began flipping through my recipes, with the intention to start some baking. Suddenly, I ran across a little scrap of a recipe, and next thing I knew, my brain was racing in reverse! I ran to the corner store, grabbed a bottle of 7Up, then headed right back home again. No, I wasn't thirsty, and I never did drink the soda! I just wanted the label!
Now I have a much nicer looking recipe, for 7Up Cake, along with a couple other tags I've already made, to add to my own personal scrappy-cookbook! It's a slow work in progress, but that cookbook is really special to me...
and I'm just loving it more and more, as I keep adding a mixture of recipes, photos, artistic embellishments, and all the happy memories that I can possibly fit in there!
Oh... And as for that soda?... Dear Son was looking at it for a minute, but I told him straightaway, "Uh-uh! I'm making cake with that tomorrow!"
Now I half expected a look from him, as if my face had turned green or something; but he knows me well! He just shrugged his shoulders, said "o.k.", as if no big deal, and found something else to drink!
He likes when he smells good things baking in the oven!.. And I love that he likes that! In fact, he just put his request in for Chocolate Chip Cookies... No need to ask twice! Cookies always sound good to me!
Thanks to Rebecca for hosting Tag Tuesday,
and thanks to everyone for stopping by today!