Just a quick note to let everyone know I'm still alive and kicking. Nothing worth writing about is going on in my life lately, just the same old, same old. Boredom. Blah. It's not even winter yet, and I'm yearning for spring.
Yesterday I was so bored I decided to bake bread. I've been making all of our bread lately. Mr. Granny will only eat bread made with white flour, so I was making his and buying whole grain bread for myself, but after I happened upon this simple bread recipe from Hickory Holler Farm, I bought myself that perforated French bread pan and began making the 2 loaves of French and one loaf of pan bread from her recipe each week. The bread tastes soooo good! I love using the regular loaf for toast and, of course, the French loaves are great for garlic bread or just for dunking into big bowls of homemade soup. Anyway, boredom made me decide to bake and fill the freezer. I used my regular bread recipe, doubled, for one loaf of bread and a pan each of hamburger and hot dog buns. Then I made two loaves of french bread and one loaf of...well, it's still French bread but in a bread pan, a must-have for my morning toast.
Of course, I cannot resist eating this good bread. DUH! I've taken to weighing myself every morning, thanks to the bread. I've set a "danger" point where I'm still a couple of pounds below my desired top weight, and when I hit it I only have to watch what I eat for a day or two to get back to my lower desired weight. Since I've begun baking and consuming all that bread, I've hit that "danger" point about once a week! No gardening to keep me in shape, comfort food weather, white bread.....
I was going to go out and rake the front yard today. We had a little wind and a bit of rain last week, so the pine tree mess is back. Not even close to as bad as it was after that last big wind storm, but just rather tatty looking. Then I see this "Severe Weather" warning on my sidebar. I clicked on it, and sure enough...........
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY.
* TIMING: WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH MOST OF SATURDAY. THE WINDS WILL DIMINISH BY SATURDAY EVENING.
* WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED.
Sigh. I might as well wait to clean up the mess, because it will be another big one.