looking for a few good ideas

  amongst the irregular verbiage

Cake too?

Baked an almond cake this morning. The weather didn't help, it's beginning to get warm again and heating up the house with the oven doesn't make a lot of sense.

The almond cake didn't really work. I broke Colin's first law of baking, which says, "Don't bake any recipe that calls for eggs to be separated."

Anyway, I think I over-beat the egg whites and they kind of separated out all on their own. I don't think that was the sole reason the cake didn't work, so I probably won't give it a second try.

We watched the videotape of Grandma V's funeral this evening. It was a well-produced tape, and although the audio track was low in volume, we could hear what most people said quite well. We are very happy to have the tape, so thanks to all of you reading this who made it possible.

An unexpected pleasure was identifying all the cousins and nephews and nieces running around after the service, many of them have grown up quite a bit since I saw them last and they look quite different.