Sunday, May 11, 2008

A New May's Resolution


I made two observations today, both painfully obvious. One, today is Mother's Day. Two, I am still as of yet unemployed.

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Last night I asked Janna what she wanted for her Mother's Day breakfast. She thought about it for awhile, and answered, "Crepes." Well, I've never made crepes before, but I do like them. And thanks to the internet, I can get a recipe for any darn thing I want. So I did. After a late night trip to Kroger (fresh strawberries or frozen? I went with frozen), and then a good night's sleep, I steeled myself for the great crepe experiment. I'll spare you the floury details, but it'll do to say that the crepes were a success - Janna liked them a lot and so did I. Laney scraped the strawberries out of the middle and Sam didn't eat a blasted thing, but that's par for the culinary course.

Meanwhile, as I mentioned before, I am still unemployed and suffering from non-productivityitis. That is, other than making a few hundred bucks doing a yard sale this weekend, I seem to do nothing but consume.

So in the spirit of Mother's Day, a day in which we celebrate creation of new life, here's my resolution: for every day that I am unemployed, I will do something that I have never done before.

Today's new thing: crepes.

7 comments:

Janna Y. Barber said...

This SOUNDS like a good idea, but I admit, I'm a little scared! After all, you have done a lot of things. Just so long as you don't go jumping out of any airplanes.

John Barber said...

Skydiving! Great idea! That moves to the front of the list!

Rachel said...

Don't scare your wife like that! For Janna's sake, I'll pray you find a job quickly! ha ha

Capt. Flipout said...

Maybe you could drive to Memphis for ribs and beer?

Capt. Flipout said...

I'll buy...

Shirley said...

I know that he's already done rock rapelling and caving and walking on glaciers. And he's been to Memphis where I presume he's had ribs and beer. So what's left? Go back to school and write a book!

the hamster said...

you ever been to bryan, texas? that's a new thing the whole family could do. we got all kinds of things to introduce you to.