Day: April 11, 2015

Another busy day

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Our day started early with Mycah’s Chiropractic appointment before school. These beautiful tulips were in the waiting room. They were so pretty!

After that, Hunter and Hannah and I went to the marina where Hunter was going to be staying.  We had the packet of paperwork in hand to give them so we could pay the deposit and secure the slip.  A different lady was at the desk this time and she informed us that as a 27′ boat, Time Out is too small of a boat for a live aboard in their marina.  They were our last option as far as marinas go, in this area.  So, Hunter is going to go to ‘Plan B’ and find an apartment to rent. This means that Hannah will need to sell Time Out.  Just one more thing for the To Do list:)

Our Friend Kimberly brought another load of boxes over, which was so sweet of her, and then Blue Bones surprised us with another visit.

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He brought with him a stack of photos to show us from years gone by.  He is so cute with his endless stories.  I think we have become his family. He is filled with priceless advice and a great sense of humor.

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These gorgeous flowers and balloons were delivered to me this afternoon.  My Sweet Darling sent them to me for our anniversary. I love them and miss him so much. Just another 7 or 8 days till his return. (I say ‘just’ to try make myself feel better)

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Mycah did really well in her swim meet again. On the left she’s winning her Free style race and on the right she’s winning her breaststroke race. Hunter got to watch her race for the first time, and was amazed at her talent. The day is finally coming to an end now and after packing a couple more boxes I’m going to snuggle down for the night.

Tomorrow Hannah will take her driving test and then we are going up to Nipomo to visit Mom and Dad.  We can’t wait to see them!

Belinda’s Bread Recipe

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I baked bread this morning and it reminded me that a few of my friends have asked that I post my recipe.  It’s an easy one that I have perfected over the years, so I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We don’t ever by bread – haven’t for several years now. I always do it by hand rather than in a mixer, because I love the feeling of warm dough in my hands.

3 Cups warm water

2 Tbls yeast

3 Tbls sugar

1 Tbls salt

1/4 Cup butter (half a stick)

About 8 cups flour

I usually mix everything but the flour together really well, then start adding the flour. Once it’s no longer sticky, knead it till a nice dough forms.

Let it rest for 20 minutes

Turn the oven to 375 and divide the dough in half and shape into two loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and let it rise for about 20 minutes while the oven heats up.  Bake for half an hour. Bob’s your uncle, you’re done.

We usually grind our own wheat and when I’m baking wheat bread, I use about 2 – 3 cups of ground wheat and the rest white flour. When using ground wheat, make sure you add the wheat first and mix it into the water really well and let it sit for a minute before adding the white flour, because the wheat absorbs more water and you don’t want to end up with dry bread.