Thursday, January 30, 2014

a list in ode to this day

Reasons that this day is wonderful:

1.  I unexpectedly received the day off of work.  While on one hand I am out those wages, the other hand is that time with my guys and being at home is priceless.

2.  There is a loaf of homemade bread dough rising under a towel in the kitchen.  I tried using some oat flour (ground whole oats) and added flax seeds to the dough.  I hope it's not too heavy and bakes into a brick.  Any vessel to transport melty butter to the mouth should be just fine.

3.  I received this journal in the mail today.

It is the perfect place for this book lover to keep track of books read, favorite passages and quotes, personal thoughts, and all other things that a book may evoke and require.
Book Lust is a series of sorts by a librarian from Seattle, Nancy Pearl.  She gives recommendations for reading based on different themes or ideas.  Her reading repertoire is impressive.
4.  A version of these snickerdoodle blondies is cooling on my counter.

I altered the given recipe by adding a whole chopped Granny Smith Apple, using 1/2 c. butter with 1/2 c. of applesauce to cut out some fat, and only using 1 c. of brown sugar rather than 2.  I used an extra 1/3 c. of flour to compensate for any extra moisture the apple may have added.  I also sprinkled in some allspice and cinnamon to the batter.  It smells wonderful!
5.  We are all registered and hotel room is reserved for a Marriage Conference we will be attending next week.  It's been a really long time since we've been away for any sort of thing ALONE beyond grocery shopping.  I plan to drink it all in as fully as possible.
6.  I had the time today to get caught up on some record keeping tasks for our church.  Honestly I've been putting it off so it was always there, looming over my head.  But now, it's done!
And that, my friends, is why this day is so great!
After looking up the definition of the word "ode" as seen in my title I learned:
ODE {ohd}, noun
1.  a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion.
2. (originally) a poem intended to be sung.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Eli -- is it possible to get that recipe. Might try to make it gluten-free. Doctor told me last week wheat was a thing of the past.
    Love the book...From where did you order it?
    Enjoying the "Cat Who" books immensely.