Sunday, October 5, 2008
I believe my sister may have made mention of this but hey, we did grow up in the same house.
Some of my most vivid memories as a child while living in the small town of Jesup GA were very hot summers that at the time didn't seem to slow me down, the awful smell of the pulp mill which now brings back fond memories somehow, the attic fan which would pull so much air in through the windows that the curtains would stand out straight and the smell of my mothers home made bread. Now that I'm older it makes me smile to see that my mother and all three of her children enjoy making their own home made bread.
The younger of my two sisters, Stephanie, has worked in several bakeries for several years. She can make some pretty incredible breads all by hand. My oldest sister Melissa makes it for her family at home on a regular basis and for the past several months I too have been trying my hand. The recipe I used today was a simple wheat bread recipe from Melissa with olive oil as my usual substitute for butter and with sesame seeds, oats and wheat germ added in the mix with a little sesame seeds and oats on top as well. I will admit that it took me several loaves before I finally figured out what temperature and how long it needed to stay in my oven. I think I have a little better grasp on what I'm doing now and I've been pleasantly surprised the last couple of times, except when I totally forgot to add the yeast and I ended up with a bread brick! Oops...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Here I am Mellisa!! Okay, I now have a blog that I am going to try and keep up. I always enjoy looking at other people's blogs but I've always felt that the many hours I devote to wandering though blog after blog after blog might have been better spent doing something a little more constructive. (That's the big reason I've never had a myspace or facebook account) Not that long ago I did decide however to post pictures of what my life is being filled with on my photobucket account --
This I think might be a better way to share pictures and events because I'm really bad about putting details along with my pictures so maybe this blog will help with that.
The picture above is of my current project that I'm hoping will not be a project much longer because I need it to drive to work. This is how I bought the bike, not in great shape but not too bad either. It's a 1982 Honda CB900F, it's currently being painted and I still have to fix the rear brakes but other than that it ought to be about ready to ride. The idea is to sell my car and rely on this as my main source of transportation. I was hoping to have it running before it gets too cold but with every passing week the air is feeling more and more like winter. The plans are to ride this everyday including in the rain and snow this winter. If the weather is to bad or the roads icy I guess I'll drive my truck. So this is what is now consuming my time along with a newly formed blog (Thanks to my sister). Stay tuned... I might just keep this up.......