Knitting

Busy, busy, busy


STICK A FORK IN ME

because I’m done.  Very busy Sunday and accomplished much.  First of all, I took advantage of the cooler weather (low 60s) to clean my oven, which was not a moment to soon.  It’s a self cleaner but it gets so hot and heats the house up so much that I let it slide until cool weather.  Like I said, not a moment too soon.  I’d fixed au gratin potatoes on Saturday night, which were excellent by the way, but it cooked over in the oven and coated the bottom with cheese sauce.  Needless to say, smoke billowed out when it got good and into its cleaning cycle.   Made me a little nervous, even though I knew it would happen.  Now, though, I have a nice, clean oven to start getting messy again.

Then, using the domino theory, I decided to bake some bread to take advantage of the warmer than usual kitchen.  Then, instead of  plain old white/wheat bread, since I had all the ingredients on hand, I decided to tart it up and ended up making three loaves of whole wheat raisin and oat bread (it made a huge amount).  Naturally, I had to record it for posterity –

Ready for first rising

Ready for second rise –

 Ready for the oven

 

 Finally, out of the oven and cooling

Turned out nicely and it seemed to be a hit at the Sunday night meeting.  I even remembered to take butter to put on the still warm bread.  I think they liked it.  Now, what next…

I made Babydiva a bracelet out of some spare beads I had –

 Harper's bracelet

Turned out to be really sweet.  I hope she’ll wear it and not decide it’s something good to eat.  Can’t take a chance on that.  I think, though, she’s enough of a girly girl to wear it.  She’s so cute I can’t stand it!

 Lastly, I decided to get the jump on Monday morning and laid out my clothes and got my lunch together.  The best time to prepare for Monday morning is Sunday evening in our household, I always say.  Hardly ever happens, but still…………..

Formula for success:  Underpromise and overdeliver.  Thomas Peters

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