Art and About, an outdoor sculpture exhibition sponsored by the Saginaw Art Museum features 20 works by artist Seward Johnson. The exhibit is May 17- September 6. We had so much fun finding them throughout the city. If you are anywhere near Saginaw you must see these.
Aunt Betty's Easy Sugar Cookies recipe - the BEST cookies ever - you can roll and reroll your dough over and over again and the cookies never are tough.
Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 400
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup shortening
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla (I double this to 2 tsp - Clear vanilla makes all the difference if you can get some)
½ cup sour milk (add TBS lemon juice OR vinegar to milk)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
Put baking soda into sour milk (do this first - it expands)
Cream sugar and shortening, add one egg at a time, add salt and vanilla.
Add baking powder to flour and then alternate that mixture with milk mixture.
Make sure you watch them in the oven though because they brown very quickly.
I have got to get back in the groove of writing. It seems we are always busy. I remember my Mom telling me she didn't know how she ever found time to work - I get it now!
I did send out a few chapters for a local teen to read and critique. I am friends with her Dad on Facebook so I saw pictures of her first track meet. I asked him to ask her if she would read a few chapters about the girls in the book running track. She agreed and I sent it off tonight.
So here it is 1:28 am - I'm going back to bed. I just couldn't fall asleep until I sent those chapters out for her to read.
This was one of the best I've heard. Fr. Steve always has a red backpack with something he will use in his homily. Today he had two large heavy gymn bags. He pulled the heavy bags down the steps and in the first was an electrical cord and a leaf blower.
He asked for a volunteer from the kids making their First Eucharist. Matthew volunteered, but when he saw the leaf blower he looked puzzled. Then Friday. Steve pulled out the huge deflated plastic bubble from the other bag.
He blew it up with the leaf blower. At this point even the wiggly youngest kids in the church were paying attention and pointing at the bubble.
Fr. Steve stopped and told Matthew to get in. Then he zipped it back up and finished blowing it up.
Matthew then walked in the huge plastic bubble and Friday. Steve told the kids that now they had made their Confirmation and First Eucharist they were protected by a big invisible bubble. He told them he could throw a ball at Matthew and it would bounce right off. Same with sin and temptation that could bounce right off because the Holy Spirit was protecting them.