Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have or had?

I know I've mentioned this before, but the question of "Do I have that?" or "Did I have that?" has been surfacing a lot lately. As time goes by, it becomes harder to remember what was and what is. For example, Kellen's practice cake had come out of the oven, and I was trying to ice it and lay the fondant. I knew I had a cake decorator plate that spun, but I couldn't find it. So Dan and I had to sit and think whether it was something that I HAD or HAVE. I was sure that it was something I had bought A.F. (after fire) because I hadn't been decorating cakes beforehand. After much searching, we found it misplaced in a cabinet. (That's the other problem we are having- where should stuff go?!)

I know this HAD/HAVE thing happens with people when they donate or sell something, so I'm not alone, but this happens to us with a little more frequency than before. I'm also never sure quite how hard I should look for something because it might be a very futile search. Usually it entails more of a searching through my memories to determine when I think I would have used it.

I also find myself asking whether I claimed something on insurance. Someone will mention an item in passing, and I will think, "Was that on our list?" Since our list was 50 pages long in Excel, I'm not really inclined to go look it up. I know there are things that weren't claimed, but at this point it's moot (or a "moo point" if you are a Friends fan).


  1. I had no idea you could do fondant. I'm impressed!

  2. It was the first attempt, and I used the pre-made stuff. My next cake I am going to try to make the fondant myself. It isn't hard to work with though, which is great!