Back up your back-up.
You know what’s really awesome? LOSING YOUR DIGITAL PICTURES. FOREVER. BUH-BYE.
But Jenni, why didn’t you back up your pictures? Why didn’t I think of that? Oh, wait! I did! I really nice (at the time) external hard drive made just for my Mac, that I took precious time to move ALL of my files (documents, music, and pictures) from the last 7 years. And after I get rid of the old computer and plug my external hard drive, what do I discover? Why, all of my pictures from 2010 to 2014, mysteriously gone.
Did I say awesome? I meant AHDJ#&$*&%*&$!!!!!!!
Whew. Okay. Had to let that out. I’m back. Anyway, lesson learned, back up your back-up. Have more than one source for your important stuff, like pictures.
I had so many cool pictures that I wanted to upload to the whimsy page for Easter, and can’t. Oh well, just gotta make it all again, right?
The one picture that was saved from last year (because I posted it on the Book), was of these really neat eggs that I colored last year for Easter. I was so excited that something was saved, I decided to make it again to post. I hope maybe a few of my readers will take this on as their Easter-egg coloring egg-stravaganzas commence.
Materials and ingredients:
- water (for boiling)
- pot with lid (for boiling)
- bowl with icy water (for an ice bath)
- Paper towel
- liquid food coloring
- plastic bags (one per color)
- white vinegar
- Place eggs in a pot 1/3 full of cold water.
- Bring water to a boil, then remove the pot from heat (keep the lid on). Allow eggs to cook in the water for about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove eggs from water and place into an ice bath. Allow eggs to chill for about 15-20 minutes.
- Pat dry eggs with a paper towel.
- Lightly, carefully, crack the eggs in various places around the shell by tapping on a hard surface. DO NOT REMOVE THE SHELL.
- Place eggs in a plastic bag with a few drops of food coloring.
- Swish the food coloring around to evenly distribute on the egg(s).
- Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Carefully remove the egg and rinse under cold water.
- Splash a little white vinegar to look in the color.
- Peel the shells when you’re ready!