Thursday, May 01, 2008

You just can't leave me home alone.

I bake bread when I'm home watching a sick teenager. Doesn't everyone? Well, maybe not. I cheat, sort of, and use the breadmaker. My breadmaker has a timer, but I rarely use it. I'd rather be home to smell the odors, I mean the aroma of the rising and baking bread. Today I made Margalit's Oatmeal Honey Wheat bread recipe. It's delicious!
When I'm at home and I'm healthy, I pack my schoolbag with paperwork. I get some of that done without the pressure of watching the clock for the next bell.
Sometimes I spend money online. This worries Husband a little. Today I registered for a 3-credit graduate class. It's a bargain, and I hope it's not a "cheap" class in its quality. I've talked to other teachers who have taken classes from this source, and they all felt it had been worth their time. I certainly hope mine is.
I have a wishlist of books sitting by me, and an Amazon gift code waiting to be used. Hmmm. It's really easy to overspend on books. That's what's stopping me. Before I buy any more, I'd like to talk to my coworkers about establishing a book exchange. We had one at my previous school, and I contributed and borrowed frequently. In fact, I think I bought more new books than I had in the past (rather than second hand) because I knew I'd be able to borrow several others, therefore saving money in the end. If enough teachers want it and the principal approves, it'll be a great sharing opportunity for our staff.
I also read a lot more blogs than usual. In the evening, my normal "surfing" time, I'm often tired and sometimes moody from the day's struggles. By day, with a little more coffee, er, energy, I can surf the political blogs and make reasonably intelligent comments.
Housework. Yes, I get a little more housework done while I'm caffeinated and have a bit of discretionary time. Bunny cage gets cleaned, wastebaskets emptied, and more.
No, you just can't leave me home alone. I clean, I bake, I read, and if this keeps up, I might spend money -- on books.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Good & Crazy said...

Alright. Post that recipe already!

And kudos for the bunny cage, ew. I'm making brownies.

5/01/2008 2:49 PM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Daisy (my mom's favorite flower, btw), thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Sounds like we have a few stay-at-home compulsions in common, though I don't have a bread maker. Your house must smell fantastic with all that bread making! Karen in Denver

5/01/2008 10:36 PM  
Blogger margalit said...

I bake bread almost every day. I use the breadmaker for the kneading part, but bake most of the bread in the oven in bread pans. The loaves are prettier that way.

I'm glad you like the oatmeal bread. I think it's a real keeper myself. Try adding golden raisins to it. OMG, and pecans and dried cranberries. To die for!

5/02/2008 2:05 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Hmmm. That reminds me. I want to get a loaf baking so it'll be ready for when company comes over this afternoon.

5/02/2008 9:33 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Your "Bad Habits" are so similar to my own...

5/02/2008 11:40 AM  

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