I have thrown myself headlong into
a wall of pain Martha's April. Join me!
Food: Chicken and Vegetables in Parchment. This was…easy? But kind of a blah texture on the chicken. You get what you pay for here, I guess. This recipe also kicked off the "folding paper" theme that would
later bring me to the verge of tears persist throughout the week.
April 1: "APRIL FOOL'S DAY." Yes, that happened.
April 2: "Decorate eggs for Easter with Jude and Truman." We are a little behind on this. I just need to gather up the decorating stuff. And buy some dye. And some eggs.
"Cardio and core." I definitely unfolded the treadmill, which engages the core, to some degree.
Origami Egg Holders.
This is the first time I have really, truly admitted to myself that Martha Stewart Living is too advanced an instructional text for my crafting abilities. I had my suspicions when there were repeated instructions throughout the issue to "blow out" eggs without further comment, as though "blowing out eggs" were too common a skill to warrant expansion. But my attempts to obey the following set of instructions confirmed it:
Had some real trouble between Steps 2 and 3.
You know what though, once Dan stepped in and did it for me it turned out great, almost too classy really.
|My in-laws will be all, "Where am I, Buckingham Palace?"|
I had better luck adapting previous Martha projects (that were still hanging around) to the current season.
|Easter mistletoe. I'm not sure what two people are supposed to do under the fake wildflowers. Sneeze, probably.|
|Easter aluminum foil garden snowman.|
Anyway. We're just going to keep at it.