After spending a week moping around trying to figure out what I am suppose to do now, I finally stepped back into the life that I was born to lead: My kitchen!
I have spent the last 2 1/2 years revolving my life around a job that I really didn’t like and ignoring the things the I LOVE: Cooking, baking and creating. Yesterday, it all came flooding back to me and I was as happy as a bumble bee in a field full of red clover.
Mark and I started our day by walking the dogs, the morning air was warm and beautiful. Then we came home and butchered 3 chickens. I will not post photo’s because I don’t like butchering. It’s just something that needs to be done from time to time.
My afternoon was full of what I do best: Homemaking. I started with homemade Anadama bread, yum!
I then moved on to pressure canning a pound and a half of dried beans. My life is so much easier when I can just grab a can of cooked beans instead of having to cook them before crafting a meal.
Since we finished off the last of strawberry shortcake for desert at lunch time, I made homemade gingerbread for our after supper sweet treat.
Our supper, in anticipation of a heavy desert, was a light salad, made with the freshest ingredients that I could find at the store.
After supper, I turned my attention to blending up a new skin lotion for the dermatitis that I developed my last 2 months working at the library. Peppermint, chickweed, cleavers, and calendula went into to making this powerful skin emollient.
I even had time to work. on my quilt a little bit. I finally finished hand quilting all the blocks and I moved on to quilting the border.
I finally found my rhythm again and I am oh so happy!