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.