Monday, August 24, 2009
Trying Something New
This summer I learned to do about a million and one cool things...like make yogurt, jelly, bread, can salsa...that kind of neat-o stuff.
I feel like I'm getting the hang of all these new things I'm doing and this new way of life where the food is healthier but takes a little more effort.
I'm wondering if I'll be able to keep up with all this once school is going and blowing. So, I'm reworking my schedule. During the summer, with no teaching or structured learning going on I could make my yogurt any ol' time I wanted.
Not now with my whole morning filled with schooling my kids.
I've enlisted the help of some college girls to come help me sporadically when I bake a bunch of bread or do any of the other tons of things I've been doing this summer in the kitchen. Those girls seem to be excited about jumping in with me on these new projects. I'm excited about getting to know them better as we stir bowls of dough right next to one other.
Besides getting school done on Mondays, I have two goals...
Bake a bunch of junk to eat off of all week. I'm making 6 loaves of bread today, one loaf of banana bread and a pan of banana muffins. We'll eat the bread with dinner and it will be a healthier snack for my kids in the afternoon. Homemade bread with homemade jelly on it...um...that will make you happy, and maybe fat. The banana bread and muffins can be for snacks too, but more so for breakfast.
My other goal on Mondays....
Make a huge pot of soup for supper. That way, we can eat off of it for lunch most of the week. Snacks and lunch are still the two areas where we're not eating as healthy as I want to be eating in this house. Lynsey and Kirby gave me the soup and baking day ideas.
School is done today. We had a few glitches, but overall it went beautifully. Either God is really merciful even over the details of our lives and totally in control of Hudson's sleep schedule and personality or I just have the happiest, sweetest baby ever. All of those things are probably true.
Today as I was walking out of the library, I saw myself in this huge big glass near the entrance to the building. There I was...
Wearing my peasant skirt.
With my four kids.
One of those is a cute brown baby.
I had my huge tub of library books on my hip...
And I was on my way home to finish homeschooling my kids and start making yogurt.
WHO THE HECK AM I?
I'm a full blown hippy.
I used to make fun of people like me.
As of right now I haven't smoked pot but let's admit it...at the rate I'm going I probably will. Kidding...maybe.
Hope you still want to be my friend!
By the way....my house smells really great right now.
If I get as big as a house, you'll all know why...it's the homemade bread.
Hope your first day of school was as sweet as my house smells right now.
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