Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Eharmony boy emailed today, but used the phase "maybe we'll hang out when I get back from my trip" which put me in a funk. "Maybe"? I hate it when men use that word. It always sounds like "maybe we'll hang out if I get back, have nothing better to do and get down to the Ks in my phone book". I'm sure he didn't mean it that way, but I'm all fussy about it nonetheless. Luckily I only have one more hour of work, then I'm going to go home, eat pizza and watch Tivo the whole night and try to rid myself of the fussies.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
2 teaspoons yeast
2/3 cup warm water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 large eggs (+ additional 1 for egg wash)
3 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add rest of ingredients in the order given. Knead by hand and put in oiled bowl. Cover with a tea towel and let rise 1-2 hours. Most recipes say to let it "double in bulk", but mine never does the first time and it comes out fine. After first rise, punch it down, knead it a few times to get the air bubbles out of it, and divide it into six equal pieces. (You can also do a standard braid with 3 pieces) Roll out each piece into a long rope. I use the 2,1,5,6 method. Line the ropes up and take braid like this: 2 right, 1 middle, 5 left, 6 middle. Cover the loaf with a tea towel and let rise again, 1-2 hours, or until doubled in bulk. This time it should rise quite a bit. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix 1 egg and one tablesoon of water. Brush egg wash over loaf and bake 30 minutes.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
*T-24 hours until the arrival of my Tivo!
*4 days until my second date with Eharmony boy!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
My (failed) attempt at making my own pizza. It was just like old times, smoke filled the kitchen, the lovely stench of burned crust filling the air. I thought I had come so far :-(
As you can see I still scrapped off the top and ate it...couldn't let all that cheese go to waste!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
- FINALLY it snowed!!! Not much accumulation, but enough that I got my snow "fix" for the season.
- Eharmony boy called and we have another date next week!
Sadly those are in order of excitement, but it's a close race I swear.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
I'm meeting up with a guy from Eharmony this weekend. I'm not very excited about it....we've been emailing for months and I think we've already talked about everything we have in common. I probably shouldn't go since I'm pretty sure I'm not interested in him, but I don't want to write someone off solely based on email. What can one cup of coffee hurt right?
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
"To sleep, perchance to dream". Yeah right Hamlet.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
After a tumultuous 2005, 2006 was to be a year of recovery and renaissance.
2006 brought the execution of a dictator, but not the end of the war. The
The Sago Mine tragedy and the death of a former President were bookends to the losses seen in 2006. The music world lost the Godfather of Soul, and animal lovers everywhere mourned the Crocodile Hunter.
In my own life, this was the year of frequent flyer miles. Multiple trips to
I hope that 2007 is the year that finally brings an end to conflicts both global and internal. I look to it as a year of friendship, strengthing of old and forming of new. A year of continuing on the path to healing and rebirth.
In honor of the new year I bought myself a present...a Sony Cybershot...it's the cutest little camera. I've been wanting an every day camera to carry in my purse, since my other digital is a pretty big SLR and this one is great. No more missing great shots because I don't have my camera with me. I promise to post anything good I get in my photo gallery!
Ok..no more spending..I PROMISE to start saving now!