How do you read blogs? Do you use a reader? I do, Google Reader to be exact. I find it useful to have all my blogs right there where I can see them. It makes it much less time consuming and stressful to find all of my favorites. Except for this time of year, when I get really busy, and don't get to read as often, and I go out there today and find that I have 445 entries waiting to be read. What to do. What to do? Should I read the most recent and mark all the others as read? What if you posted some big dramatic post 3 days ago, and I blissfully go along unaware? Should I try and make a cursory glance at all of them?
In addition to this reading conundrum, there is the starred item conundrum. That is where I star all the items I want to make. Since I am multi-talented, the starred items not only consist of things I want to cook, but quilts I want to quilt, books I want to read, skirts I want to sew, crafts I want to craft, scarves I want to knit. It doesn't tell me how many items I have starred, so I just started scrolling through them. I finally stopped when it said "more than 360". Really. I could cook, sew, knit, craft, and read, at least one starred item a day, and still not finish in a year. I'm kind of depressed right now. I've set myself up for failure.
Except, good news! Today I made something that I had starred!! When the lovely and also multi-talented Mari at Once Upon a Plate posted her favorite holiday sweets, I sat up and took notice, and marked another star. I was needing something quick and easy to take to a party and right there were Sweet and Salty Glazed Almonds. These were wonderful. They were quick and easy, not too sweet, really perfect to take to a party! Follow the link above to go to her gorgeous website, star it, and make them! One down, 360+ to go.
I hang my vintage ornaments from my chandelier to protect them from sillly kitty cats.