~ I made some delicious Watchagot bread. Never heard of it? You make it with what you've got! This batch had some freshly ground hard wheat, freshly ground barley, leftover oatmeal from breakfast, a little white flour, gluten, sugar, water, canola oil, salt, flax seed and yeast. It was so delicious! I have often mixed together whatever flours I have on hand with water, oil, salt, and yeast to make bread. It's fun to experiment. This weekend, I just wanted to play around a bit since life has been so serious lately. Be nice to yourself, do something fun this week!
~ I tore up my husband's ripped t-shirt for shop rags for my son.
~ I planned my Easter dinner around items on hand rather than buying the twenty dollar roast I wanted.
~ Instead of Easter candy, baskets, new clothes etc., I bought a bag of Robin's Eggs, a box of Peeps for each of the kids, a single chocolate cream egg for my husband, and three bright pool noodles for the kids.
~ I wore a new dress that my friend bought for me. It was my first new store bought dress in years. I usually make my dresses.
~ We ate leftovers from the restaurant, so I didn't cook at home. Meals at home were peanut butter and jelly, oatmeal, and fried eggs.
~ I didn't buy anything that I didn't really need. Well, ehem, nothing I didn't really need but a bag of marshmallows for cocoa. Comfort food for exhausted family. Gentle smile.
I'd appreciate your prayers for our family as we adjust our schedules to include my work at the restaurant. I feel quite overwhelmed. It's been over twenty years since I worked outside the home. Homeschooling, homemaking, blogging, reviewing, and all the things a wife and mom does keep me quite busy. Carving out time for the restaurant is really throwing me for a loop. The kids are feeling it, too. I know God will help me get it all in balance. ~smile~
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