Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Keeping my fingers crossed

Yesterday had a bunch of interesting things happen. Someone actually came to see our house! Woohoo! Finally! Now I'm praying like mad and crossing my fingers hoping they will make an offer. Because of the time of the showing we had to go out for supper. But we had a bible study planned for that evening. KD's brother was going to babysit, and decided he could come get JK at 5:00 instead of 6:00, so KD and I had an impromptu date! Alone with no baby. Now that doesn't happen often! I don't think we have ever had dinner alone together since JK was born. It was nice. We went to an italian restaurant that we like (despite the fact that there was a shooting in the bar next door a couple of months ago...nothing exciting like that happened this time). While we were out without her, JK decided to take her first few steps. Strangely, I don't feel sad about missing it. And yesterday, I decided to try my hand at making whole wheat bread...or specifically, half-whole wheat bread. With the help of my bread maker of course. I haven't been able to bake a decent loaf of bread since I got married. This recipe turned out pretty well though! It wasn't too dense, and it tasted (and smelled) wonderful. However, you know how a loaf of bread is supposed to have a nice convex curve on top? Well, mine was concave. Kind of odd. Next time I think I'll try adding more yeast and a little more water. And I'll bake it in the oven instead of the bread maker, so that the bottom crust isn't so hard. And congratulations to Mrs. B for guessing what those eyelets I've been working on are for! I'm making a costume. It won't be done for Halloween, but then I don't ever need to dress up for that anyway. I'm trying to make an authentic-looking Medieval outfit. I've always wanted to do this, and I figured I should just go for it finally. I don't have the fabric I need for the other layers yet, and for the piece I'm working on, I'm stuck trying to figure out how to do the sleeves. Sleeves scare me, since I don't use paper patterns and I have a very limited amount of fabric so I can't make a mistake.

8 comments:

  1. Bread looks yummy! I'm hoping and praying they make an offer!

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  2. That first picture is so adorable! I'm crossing my fingers for you about the house! Can't wait to see your costume, I hope you'll show us.

    And... You've been "Boo-ed"!

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  3. Hi sweet Jo :)

    I hope this buyer bites (no pun intended... Halloween and all LOL)

    I've never made bread in my life. I don't know why, but I'm afraid to. It might end up bad LOL

    hugs,
    rue

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  4. My dear sister! bread maker bread is usually square, it has nothing to do with the resipe. Bake it in the oven if you want it to be bread shaped...lol We need to get together so I can teach you how to make bread! Mrs.s has my bread recipe if you want to look it up, otherwise I can email it to you. Next time you go to the local bakery, look at the sandwich bread specifically, the shape is different so there is no top crust like regular bread. anyway, I dont want this comment to be longer than your whole post! lol

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  5. You had a date!?! That is awesome. Marc and I went our for our anniversry last year and that was the first "date" we had since our son was born. 4 years!!! We are trying to make it a more regular thing now though.
    The bread looks so good! I want the recipe. I love making bread- mainly because of how it makes my home smell. :)
    I am crossing my fingers regarding your house sale. How nerve-wracking!!
    -Heather:)

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