Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Little of This, a Little of That

Good Morning everybody!

I love Saturdays. The day stretches before me full of promise. I'm filled with hope for all I've potential to accomplish. I really need to make a list. There are so many things to do!

We went to Butterbean's and her brood's house for supper last night. I attempted to make homemade whole wheat bread. I started it and had to leave about the time it needed to be punched down and shaped for it's second rise. The hubby took over. (Thanks honey.) Something happened at some point, because when I got home, the bread was cooked, but not done. I tried to finish baking it. (That never seems to work.) It was a little better, but heavy as lead. When we cut it, well, it was very dense and still slightly doughy. All I can figure is he put it in the oven before the oven was completely hot and took it out when it's cook time was up. He tested it like you would a cake: by sticking a fork in it. No dough came up on the fork, so he thought it was done. The directions didn't say to thump it to see if it sounded hollow. It's amazing the things I think are common knowledge. Bless him. He stepped into the gap like a champ and did what made sense to him. We still ate it. (That's what kind of friend Butterbean is.) It tasted fine, well, o.k. . I promised them more bread at some point. I'm really starting to get a complex about my breadmaking skills. This is the second thing in a row that hasn't turned out as well as I was expecting. Oh well, as mom always said, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

Took my girl to see the Rudolph ballet yesterday. She was transfixed! It really was well done. I enjoyed it as much as she did, I think. We are going today to see the Nutcracker. I've heard that it's better this year than last year. I have nothing to compare it to, so I will prepare to be amazed.

Tomorrow, we are going to Savannah for the Mutation craft fair. I'm really looking forward to that. I went to the website and looked at the links of the vendors, and they are some crackerjack artists, I'm telling you! I've GOT to remember my camera!
I'm seriously considering making all (or as many as I can) of my gifts this year. I've gotten so fed up with commercialism in recent years and I want to support independent artists and stores where I can.

O.K., I've got to get off here if I'm going to get ANYTHING done this morning.

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