I made a decision this weekend to get rid of something in my life that was adding a lot of stress. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I’ll tell you all some more about it when it’s official and details are worked out. But you should be seeing more of me around here again.
These pictures are from Elizabeth’s new favorite place–the bathroom mirror. If I held her there all day long, she’d be happy. She waves, chatters and sucks on her reflection. I have to watch though, she’s been known to dive in a little too quick and smash her face on the glass.
My sister and brother-in-law and their kids were here for the weekend. We had dinner at my Dad’s Friday night and I tweaked my classic dinner roll recipe to be whole wheat and then I added some flax seed. I didn’t get to try them because I ended up staying home with a sleeping baby and writing a real letter to a friend, but I heard good reports.
I’m really conquering my fear of making bread without a bread machine. I use my kitchenaid mixer to get the dough started, then I knead it myself and let it rise beside the wood burner. I think you just really need to go for trial and error when it comes to bread baking. I have some vague ideas of what you’re supposed to do, and I just jump in there and figure it out.
I really have nothing earth shattering to share today, but needed to stop in and share that I’m feeling a little more free and easy this morning. Ahhhh. it feels so good. We went for a great walk yesterday with the girls and I wished I had my camera. We found some amazing beaver work around the stream–a huge tree completely felled by the beavers with fresh cuts and beaver chips all around. They completely shaved all the bark off the branches of the tree and left their muddy tracks all over the streambank. I wishing for my camera, but I guess sometimes its just better to be there and not always be documenting everything, right?
Happy Monday friends. I’ll be back soon…..
**oh, and have you noticed I’m having a banner crisis–several of you emailed me and said, "what happened to the trike banner???!!" I thought it was too big? but I liked it. i’ll try to bring it back this morning. it’s kind of happy and spring-y don’t you think?**