Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ok, so I'm watching my first homemade bread

I have this family member who is soooo skilled at just about everything culinary.  She is young but wise when it comes to making the perfect loaf of bread, pan of cookies, and so on.  Well, I asked her for her recipe for homemade bread and I just tried it out.  It's is currently (hopefully) rising.  My 4 year old daughter helped me too.  Along with her help came the inevitable 4 year old questions.  "Mommy, why did you throw away the first one?, Why did you put it in the trash?"  I guess that sums up how my first attempt came and went.  Well, I started all over again and this time it looks like we might achieve success.  I hope my husband likes it, or that it's even edible quite frankly.  I've told myself over and over, "Go make some bread.  You can do it!  Why aren't you making that bread recipe?  When will you ever try out her bread???"  So today, I've tried it.  Looks like its doing its thing.

Ok, here's the plan.

I am a fairly new wife and mom.  I was married about 5 years ago and my oldest daughter just turned 4.  I'm still learning about housework, raising my children and organizing my life really.  I'm not very good at it.  I know of people who have schedules, and they plan like the wind.  I mean, I'm quite good at creating the schedules and spreadsheets to chart out my days, weeks, and months, BUT I am TERRIBLE at following said guidelines.  I'm not sure why and it aggravates me to no end.  Isn't that strange?  Well, I seem to think so.  Anyhow, I still have PLANS to do better, but I don't know when that will actually happen.  Ontop of all that, my husband and I plan to homeschool our children.  The first year will begin next fall.  Go ahead and laugh.  We did too.  Ontop of ALL that, I am in the middle of this 'I need to reorganize, re-do my home' phase.  Goodness, I know, I know.  It all goes hand in hand though.  In order to prepare for homeschooling, I'll need to organize my cleaning, grocery shopping, nap times, and eat times so I can fit it all in (where the schedules and spreadsheets come into play).  I'll need to set up one of the girls rooms into a school room and then bunk them together in the other room, and I'll need to organize my house so that everything will have a place and will feel less cramped with the new school room (where the re-doing my home comes in).  Soooooo, all the plans blend together and seem to be flooding my mind all the time.  All this needs to be done on a tight budget too.  Since I stopped working and decided to stay at home with the children (I had a very good paying job - sniff, sniff), we have had to learn to live very small.  I'll post about these 'projects' soon.

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