January 25, day 25 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I got my wish for a replay of yesterday’s beautiful morning. It played beautifully, though in a different way. For one thing, I slept in, more than an hour later than usual. It made up for the other morning when I got up before the chickens. Instead of heading out to the park after breakfast, I got out the mixing bowl. We were down to the last loaf of bread. When the temperature dips down to -29℃, it’s a better idea to bake bread first, then ski in the afternoon. There is a time for everything.

The memory of yesterday’s pleasure was still fresh in my mind and body. I decided that it’s a good way to approach bread making and everything else – as a process to enjoy in a relaxed manner. It worked well for me. The morning was sunny and beautiful. In between risings and proofing, I stretched and sipped tea in the sunroom. Somehow everything got done according to plan – 6 loaves of bread, a pumpkin pie, 3 tarts, cleanup and even lunch. Who could ask for anything more?

I have to say that at the end of the day, I was done in. To be continue…..

January 26, day 26 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I’m back to continue, to finish, to wrap up. I’m back to say that there’s only so much time in a day and so much a person can do, no matter how efficient or how vital you are. I thought I would have lots of free time today but it had a way of running away. I couldn’t stop it. But I had a short visit with my mother after delivering her groceries. I gave her 2 loaves of my bread and ½ the pumpkin pie. I worry about staying too long since she has only one vaccine. I worry every time I cough. It is my usual sinus problems and dry throat. Still one worries.

I think about not skiing every day to have some time but skiing stops my worrying. It makes me feel better when I’m feeling bad. It keeps me fit and strong, so it is not a good idea. There is time for everything. I just have to redefine what everything is.

6 thoughts on “A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

  1. For some reason I could smell your bread as I read your blog. It looks delicious! And the next day, what a beautiful photo! You are all caught up!! YAY

  2. Lily, what happened to the rising dough that it got completely over the bowl? It looks like it’s trying to escape! You have reminded me that I used to bake bread. A lot. And I baked pies and many things. Congratulations on a productive day! But get out there and ski– it’s fantastic for you. I love your comment, “There is time for everything. I just have to redefine what everything is.”

  3. Six loaves of bread, that is great. That alone is a lot of work but then you added the pies and tarts. That is more baking energy I have all week! I love tea in the sunroom.

  4. That was a full morning of baking, but that bread looks so good. As for visiting your mom how fun I miss my parents so much. As for Skiing I’m sure that is a lot of fun, but I think I would rather play in the Snow than Ski.

  5. oh my I swear I can smell your baking here!! And yes, there is a time for everything (now if I only keep that in mind all the time!!)

  6. Your bread looks delicious, and i’m sure the smell in your kitchen and the entire house was incredible. I think baking has something therapeutic.

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