It is a satisfying feeling to sit here and watch the sun sink into the horizon after a nice weekend. The sky that was kind of heavy and gray all day now has brilliant shades of pink and oranges peeking out of its edges. I think this is a good indicator for less gray and more blue tomorrow.
Gray days are good for staying inside and doing things. And that is just what happened…lots of doing. Sewing, baking and more organizing than I thought possible.
I made this loaf of bread from our go-to recipe we use in the bread machine each week. Only this time after letting the machine do most of the work I took the dough and shaped it, letting it rise near the woodstove for an hour. I baked it in the regular oven at 350. Remembering what Julia Child said about French bakeries and humidity I added a small cast iron skillet of water to the lower shelf and sprayed the bread a few times intermittently with a water mist. And if you’ll let me brag: it was very, very, very good. Did you see I used very 3x?
As I write this the Patriots game is on VERY LOUD. And they are losing which means someone is speaking to the TV VERY LOUD. Boy oh boy I guess I’d better go and roller-skate through the living room naked, that always cheers him up.