FOR TODAY Oct 25, 2011
Outside my window... It's dark and cold. I can tell by the feel of the wind that Old Man Winter is upon us!
I am thinking... About my husbands family. He just found out tonight that his mother was hospitalized with cancer of the liver, adrenals, and lymph glands. The dynamics in this family are so broken . . . please keep them in your prayers.
I am thankful for... One thing that I am so thankful for tonight is my faith. Faith that there is more . . . this is not the end, the best is yet to come.
A thought to share with you...
"May faith be as a candle to guide us in the night by its light. May it go before us as a cloud in the day."
~Gordon B. Hinkley~
From the kitchen... I made bread today. It just seems that I always go to my favorite bread recipe when I'm in a hurry. This is such an easy recipe for white bread. It came from a friend of mine whose father worked in a bakery for many years. It's easy and really good, it also makes good rolls.
2 1/2 cups very warm water
1 Tbls yeast (I use fast rise)
3 Tbls sugar
1 Tbls salt
2 Tbls shortning (I use coconut oil)
7-7 1/2 cups flour (I have used half whole wheat and half white)
Combine water, yeast and sugar - mix well and let sit for about 10 min. Add salt, and shortning (or oil), mix well. Slowly add flour until, kneading well after each addition - dough should be soft, but not sticky, and not too stiff. Let rise until double. Make into two loaves. Let rise until about 1 inch above pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Homemade bread is comfort food for me!
I am wearing... Black pants and a rust sweater - it was so cold today! I will soon be wearing my nightgown, and hopefully be sleeping like a baby!
I am creating... I want to find a fun craft to make for Christmas - any ideas?
I am hoping... For inner peace . . . especially peace and comfort for my husband.
I am hearing... My playlist playing "The Enchanted Garden", oh, so beautiful!
Around the house... I hope to work on some Christmas gifts, clean the bathrooms, mop the kitchen floor, do some laundry, vaccume the floors, pull up the frozen tomato plants, and maybe get some painting done on the downstairs bathroom . . . whew, I'm already tired!!
One of my favorite things... Well, at this time of the year it has to be scented candles, making my home smell like pumpkin pie, and of course, my favorite potpourri simmering on the stove!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...
"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
~ Emily Bronte~
~ Emily Bronte~
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