Monday, January 30, 2012

What happened?

I took a photo for my profile but I'm having trouble uploading it. Not like anyone will see it anyways! This week I've been trying to make rye bread. I know sometime in the past I've made bread on my own but I have not had much luck. The first loaf I pinched into roll sized pieces but the edges were harder than I'd like; after some investigation I found the same recipe reworded to make the rolls instead of a loaf and one of the reviews stated it was too hard as well. Tried a different recipe the next day and couldn't get it to really form a ball. I had to knead in a fair amount of flour though. I want to continue trying, for some reason I feel that this is really something I need to do. It's strange I know.

This week I've been in a bit of a funk and got almost nothing done. I feel like a slob and today I also had eating problems and went way over my calories. I didn't even add it all up. I don't know what made me so sad like this but sleeping in Friday and Saturday just made it worse. I was so exhausted though, didn't get to bed until 10 or 1030 Thursday and Friday morning both. Also I just finished watching Harry and Tonto and I'm balling my eyes out. It's such a good movie with such a sad ending. I don't know what I'll do when my kids get old.

 Next week I hope to have a picture of my CSA to share with you, still pretty excited/nervous about it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Food!

So after wanting to try one for at least a year today I purchased a share in a CSA! It's through West Wind Farms and is a group CSA which means I will get meat, veggies, dairy, and eggs. The good thing about this CSA also is that there is only a 1 month commitment so if it doesn't work for us I don't have a long commitment. It makes me nervous because I really want it to work and it's something new. My host house is about 2 1/2 miles away and pick up is Wednesday evenings so even when I work I should be able to run by and get my food stuffs! I really enjoy cooking sometimes when I'm getting to try new things with good ingredients. I'm worried that my share will be too much food or too little food. I guess the only way to know is try!

Tonight Kitty is curled up next to me and it's past Alfred's lights out time. I wonder if the CSA will include foods Alfred will enjoy. I plan on trying to grow him some food again this year but don't know if I'll try to grow much for the table. So far I haven't done to well with this but then every spring the bug hits and i want to try. Right now I have some arugula, upland cress, and spaghetti squash seeds waiting for time to be planted. I constantly debate with myself whether to use seeds or seedlings. I seem to do ok with seeds for greens and some squash but some others I do better with seedlings. Last year I tried to start some seedlings inside but it didn't work well. I think part of my seeds were from the year before so does that make a deference?

Work is scheduled for the next three days but hopefully after that I will upload some graphics for you, at least a profile photo.

Hello everyone!

Well I guess I'm going to try blogging. Right now I'm still working on my layout and design and I'm sure that will be a constantly changing process. I plan to just post ramblings about my life and any projects I'm working on. Since I'm not a designer then I mostly make projects from patterns or rely heavily on inspiration. I don't want to take credit for anyone's work, just want to show what I've done following or being inspired by their ideas. When possible I will link to my inspiration or pattern.

Hopefully we will get to know each other and that we all enjoy my blog.