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My dad, who’s been sick for many months now (could it be a year already?) took a unexpected, and rapid decline.
And then, even more unexpectantly, he passed away.
Needless to say events of late have felt – unexpected.
Hence, my absence.
My four year old seems to be coping but the death and dying questions that can only come from a four year old can be emotionally wearing and, at times, I could do with less questions or a repeat of the sequence of events related to “Pop’s” death. I think it’s so important to truthfully answer these questions as age appropriately as possible. I try my best.
She’s processing. We all are.
But, life has this way of moving forward and I plan on moving right along with it.
Have a fantastic week!
This new oven has a massive window which was a selling point. I’ve never had an oven with a window on it so I went for the gusto who buying appliances for the new place. I enjoy the art and science of food. It’s good for the kids to see too.
This though, is torture.
Cookies I can handle – they don’t take long to bake.
Bread – whoa, I’m dying here. The smell!
- Big family meals.
- Sunny days but still cool enough to cozy up at night.
- A husband who thinks bacon crumbled on top of cornbread is “gourmet”.
- A daughter who was happy with the Easter Eggs she had and wasn’t trying to get as many as possible to fill her basket.
- Another daughter learning to say, “Mama.”
- A good night’s sleep after a hard day’s work.
- Cow’s milk for my coffee. There really is no substitute.
- Just enough.
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It feels like so many things. I have been busy but nothing post-worthy.
I’m trimming down a chocolate peanut butter chip cookie recipe that I will claim as my own as it’s my belief that if you trim off 1/3 of the amount of butter a new cookie results…
While edible, I made a white cake with white whole wheat flour: hev-eee. Plus, it took way long to bake. It called for a chocolate filling – I don’t even like fillings in my cake. I’m blaming PMS craziness. Salvaged by Hershey’s chocolate frosting recipe which when put on anything take it to a whole different chocolate level.
I’m excited to say that I am this close to perfecting my bread recipe. Sofia and I will make another batch this week: it’s looking promising.
Lots of time in the garden, the library for storytime and visits from out of town family and impromptu dinners. There are four wine bottles on my table right now.
Three are empty.
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