Monday, May 16, 2011


My "job" in the church is to be one of the Achievement Day leaders for the 10-11 year old girls. This year I wanted to give them a recipe box, have some cooking classes, and basically--in the two years I have them--give them the favorite recipes of the women in the ward. By the time they leave Primary and go into Young Women's (at age 12) they would have a nice start on some basic recipes.

That was my plan.

I bought the recipe boxes.

I had a template of index tab cards printed, which they cut out and put in their boxes.

I copied about a dozen recipes and had the first cooking class, our favorite taco soup (which we timed and can be on the table in ten minutes).

Not until several weeks later did I realize their recipe boxes were 4x6 and I had made everything 3x5. And I only realized that because one of the girls said, "My recipes are too small for my box."

For crying out loud!

I have two options: I can quit and slink away in shame. I can re-do everything.

I decided to do both, slink around, being shameful, and give the girls all new index dividers and recipe cards. This shouldn't be more than several hours of work that I wouldn't have had to do if I ever, EVER IN MY LIFE, noticed the details.

This is my life. One blunder after another.


Laura~peach~ said...

thats a forgivable blunder... you have given those girls more than a box... you gave them life lessons and skills to make something wonderful and they will remember it every time they make taco soup :)
so glad to see you blog have missed you something horrid.

Cindy said...

Hey, I say better than having the cards to big for the recipe boxes!! At least they fit inside.

I have missed you too!! Welcome back.

Kathy said...

Welcome back! Just keep the big boxes and tell them you know the size differences, you just wanted them to have the room to store any larger recipe cards they may receive in the future. I have missed you too!

Michael Rawluk said...

Welcome back, my dear.