So let's catch up.
Hey, look at the goodies!
What, you may ask, is in the above picture? Those are Caramel Crunch Bars, fresh out of the oven. When I saw this recipe, I knew I wanted to give it a try. The only thing I changed was to use semi-sweet chocolate chips on the top, instead of milk chocolate.
They are Y-U-M-M-Y! Like any recipe, the first time gave me a chance to learn things I would do differently next time, like letting them sit for a while before putting the chocolate chips on top and returning them to the oven. And I would let them sit longer before I cut them into squares. But trust me, no matter how they look, they are worth trying!
What I have learned ...
(Because there has to be something learned from every experience, right?)
It was weird being computer-less for slightly more than a week. Though I did learn one thing, which was that for any other negative things that are associated with, or caused by, using a computer at home, having a computer keeps me from eating when I'm bored! I realized that when the computer is working, if I'm bored and don't feel like doing anything else, I'll sit down for a few minutes and check my e-mail, read blogs, etc. Well, during the first few days, I realized that instead of doing that, I would go find something to eat. And I don't mean a piece of fruit, or an energy bar. I mean candy, cookies, cake - well, you get the idea. Fortunately once this clicked in my brain, I tried to avoid letting it happen. But it was still something that had never occurred to me.
And actually, the computer was fixed on Thursday, but Thursday night I was too tired to check in, and last night I went to a Viv Pickle purse party. A friend of mine had been planning it for quite a while, but had a hard time finding a date that worked for most people. We had so much fun, and let me tell you, creating your own purse is harder than you'd think! (But I persevered, just so you won't worry.)
Anyhow, it's nice to be back. I have a few things in the queue for future posts, which is one good thing about being away for a while.
In the meantime, please try to contain your excitement, and carry on as normal ...