A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(Please see Day 1,Why this Blog if this is your first visit)
Day 3, (July 4, 2014)
today and our chick(s) are looking for their independence leaving our nest and
Day Challenge-Make a 4th
of July cake
The NY bestseller, Everything
I need to know I learned from a Little Golden Book suggests that we “Learn to cook ….and be proud
of your country”.Likewise, in Maslow’s , pyramid stages of development, before you can even think
of reaching “actualization,” which is on the top of the triangle, you must
master food and shelter, which is at the bottom. So today why not try to make a patriot cake!
This might seem easy
for most of you with some culinary skills
but I, who spent most of my time in school, am not a cook or even close. I can do
very little without a cookbook and I am not even close to a Rachel Ray or Wolfgang
Puck . So it must be fast and easy, and look somewhat patriotic. Thinking back to my
Golden Book days, I remember my mother making some kind of jello cake – a poke
cake? In those days everything was made with jello and I remember that she had
a book called, Joys of Jello.
This is not a picture of my cake and I am not sure that mine will even
look like this but I am aspiring to have it turn out like the picture. Take it
from a person who had to read the directions on the jello box. Even then I messed
it up by putting the one cup of hot water together with the coldand thus I was stirring what seemed like water with
beach sand at the bottom.
Making this cake seemed easy enough and it should be good tasting.
I am sure that the “culinary actualized people” out there are cringing but this my journey so I am going
to keep it in my tool box. News flash update. Below is MY CAKE!!!
Like an eagle that rouses her chicks and hovers over her
young, so he spreads his wings to take care of them and carried them aloft
on his pinions. The Lord alone guided them.. Deuteronomy 32:11-13.
Great biblical imagery used here and it makes me reflect that
as a parent we care for our child and
likewise how strong the Lord cares for us and our child.