1. Lost Notes. A small tragedy befell me last week. Small as in not very important in the grand scheme of things, but big enough that it made me cry and feel sad for about two days. What happened? One morning Sam somehow quickly deleted ALL of my lists from the Notes app on my iPad. All of them. Gone forever, just like that. They couldn't be recovered--believe me, I researched and tried. Mission impossible. "The cloud" didn't come through for me this time. These are lists that I've been keeping for years, way before I got an iPad. I transferred them to the iPad because it was convenient to have them on there. Unfortunately and unbeknownst to me, it wasn't secure. I try not to think too hard about the content of the lists because I don't want to face the full realization of all of the information I had in them that was lost. Some of them were practical lists and some were just for fun and some were pretty important. Sob.
But life goes on. It's not the end of the world. I found a new app that's much more secure and I've started making new lists there. And I banished Apple's Notes app to the very last screen all by itself. It's getting a permanent timeout. I tried to delete it altogether but it comes free with Apple products and can't be deleted. Thanks for that Steve Jobs!
3. Cooking. I've been making new recipes for dinner lately. I try to do two new recipes a week. Most have turned out pretty well, but I was disappointed by one of them this week. I made broccoli cheddar soup in the crockpot from this recipe that I got from (where else?) Pinterest, and it had a funny bland sort of taste to it. John, my soup-lover, didn't like it, Sam wouldn't touch it (no surprise there), and Peter thought it was okay. Last night's recipe was better. I made these Chicken Enchilada Puffs and they were good. The thing I'm finding with cooking and making new things is that it takes more time and it costs more money. But I'm going to keep it up because I'm tired of making the same things and I'm ready to become a good cook, even if it means making some duds now and then!