July 27 . . a Sunday

I'm getting lazier.  Where did that get so much done in a day lady go?  I think I must really need some relaxation and down time because that seems to be what my whole weekend is about.  Even my vacations are go-go-go.  

I scrapped four layouts to begin my day.  I intended on going to church, but somehow that did not even happen.

I managed to get up and hubby and I made some blueberry scones together.

I mixed 2 cups bread flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and salt.  I'm not sure what makes it bread flour and I need to use it up.  

Then I cut in 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter.  I learned a new trick from watching a Youtube video!  So excited about this as I'm going to do it this way from now on.  I put the stick in the freezer and I used a grater.  Wow!  So much easier than using a fork the way I used to do it and it works so much better too.  I'm anxious to try this method to make a crumble for a muffin or cake now.
Here is the grated butter for cutting into the flour.  The tip said to mix it in every so often, but I had fun making a mound of it and it still worked well.

In another bowl we mixed 1 large egg, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1 teas vanilla.  

Then I mixed the wet into the dry, added a cup of blueberries, and some lemon peal.

I did all the mixing by hand.  I think the mixer would have messed it up.

I kneaded it a little with my hands and then formed it on the counter into a rectangle.  I cut it in half both ways and then cut each corner into triangles.

I baked it at 400 for about 20 minutes, going over the 18 called for in the recipe I was reading.

I mixed some powered sugar and made a glaze with some lemon juice.  Yum!

Oh my goodness, these were SO good and we could not eat just one, so it was a good thing it was 3 p.m. and I hadn't eaten anything.

Ahhhhhhh!  So delicious!

I managed to do one more productive thing today and that was too clean the silver.  I worked for a very long time on it.  It needs a little more work around the base of each piece, but it looks a far cry better than when I started.  I need too not procrastinate this task as it takes so long when I do.  It was needing a cleaning before my vacation and now it's about 3 weeks after my vacation.  Sigh.  At least I did it!  This set was given to my parents for their 25th wedding anniversary and my mom gave it to me on our 25th wedding anniversary.  I think she was tired of cleaning it.  We've seen this set at antique stores for over $60.  I don't think I'd ever pay that for it, unless I had enough money to pay a maid to keep it clean.

I also spent time late at night on another project towards some new videos here for Hummie's World.  I've had this idea for a while, but just now took time to play with it.  So glad it worked!  It is an idea to record videos of my phone.


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