Friday, January 18, 2008

Friday catch-up

Okay, so I promised a real post today, and I think I might just have time to write one. I managed to get a lot done today; I got my schoolwork done, vacuumed the whole house, mopped the kitchen floor, and still had time to go for a short walk. And Mom and I went to two grocery stores tonight. We still haven't eaten supper, but the pizza's in the oven, and I'm finally starting to get hungry!

Let's see, what did I do during my blog break? Not much of anything extra I guess, I just got everything done that I needed to, with a little leftover time after that. I got started on a skirt I'm making, and I started knitting a hat: I'll post pictures of those two things tomorrow. Other than that, I slept, got schoolwork back into my schedule, relaxed, and read some!

Oh, the pizza's done!

Okay, that was last night, and I never got back to finish my post!

Recently I've been doing some research about vegetables and fruits...I'm hoping that if I eat more vegetables and fruits like you're supposed to that maybe it will help with my energy levels. I think you're supposed to eat three servings of fruit and four of vegetables per day? I'm really not sure how you can manage to eat four servings of veggies in one day, but maybe I can manage at least two! It's fairly easy to eat some fruit with breakfast and lunch, but I guess I would need to eat a serving with supper as well. Hmm... Well, mainly I'm trying to be eating better than I am now.

Speaking of fruit, I've been making yogurt smoothies for breakfast this week. The only problem is that it's a little bit cold right now for smoothies, so I usually have a nice hot piece of toast too! :) I know the smoothies will taste really good in the summer though.

I think I mentioned on here a long time ago that I was thinking about starting a craft business...well, the more I thought about that, I realized that wouldn't really work for various reasons. What is going to work is selling homemade bread! I may eventually try selling some at the farmer's market, but not for a while, and I'm not quite sure yet what all that would require. I sold some last week to a lady at church, and I have two orders for bread this week. So that's what I'm doing today. I've got three batches, or six loaves of bread to make today, plus my usual Saturday work, so I'm going to be pretty busy!

I only have three types of bread right now: White Bread, Milk Bread, and Honey Whole Wheat. The white breads are $2 a loaf, and the wheat bread is $3. I need to get some more recipes and make some different kinds as well, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Other recipes might call for different types of flour that I'll have to find where to buy, so that may take a while. Oh, and speaking of flour, that's why Mom and I had to go to two grocery stores last night. The Lowes Foods near us that we usually go to isn't carrying the whole wheat bread flour anymore! :( That's very annoying, because that's the most convenient place to get it since we shop there all the time anyway. We had to go to Harris Teeter to find the flour, which they had, but it's kind of out of our way to go there. Oh well, at least they have it there, and I bought four bags of flour, so that will last for a while. We get the regular bread flour at Costco now in a big 50-pound bag, but they don't carry whole wheat, which is a shame because their prices are really good.

There, somebody told me I should talk about the bread on the blog, so I did! :) Well actually, I was planning to anyway.

Hmm...I made a list of things that I thought of to blog about while I was on break, but I'll have to cover those later!

I'm sorry if this post is a little disjointed, I'll try to make more sense when I post next time! :)


Rebecca said...

I'm so glad you figured the whole business thing out! And the smoothies sound reeeally good (cold, but good!).

Beth said...

I don't like ketchup.