About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm Losing My Mind!

Or my memory at least LOL I can't remember anything lately. I was on the way home from a trip to Joann's and thought of something that I wanted to write in the blog. Well, my mind wandered to something else and then I thought, oh wait a minute, what did I want to say on the blog? I could not for the life of me remember what it was LOL I think of all sorts of things to write about throughout the day, but when I sit down to write, I can't remember any of them. Y'all have missed all kinds of great posts because of my poor memory ; ) My mind races from one subject to the next, and then thinking of everything I need to do. I often walk into a room to do something and when I get there, I can't remember what I went in there to do! I guess it is Mommy brain or old age, but whatever it is, I don't like it! I need to start carrying a notebook around with me to jot things down when I think of them LOL

Isabella has been asking to bake homemade bread all week. I used to make it all the time, but have been lazy about it lately. So, after I put Ava down for her nap, we ground the wheat berries and made bread : )

I make mine half whole wheat flour and half white flour. I also added some flax seeds. The bread is healthy, but not as dense as a brick. I used to do it all by hand, but kneading 4+ loaves of bread is exhausting, so dh bought me this Bosch mixer. It makes baking bread oh so easy : ) Which means I really have no excuse for not doing it more often.

Fresh yeast LOL Samuel lovingly told me "Mom, it looks just like your fat belly!" Well, thanks so much Samuel : / Don't you love how kids tell the truth? LOL

I had enough dough to make 5 or 6 loaves, but I made 4 and let the kids play with the rest. They made their own creations. Excuse my messy house in the background : )

Here is the bread before.....

and here is the bread after. One of the loaves spilled over the edge a little *ooops*

They have already eaten 2 whole loaves, plus *their* bread. Fresh bread doesn't last long in my house LOL

BTW I still can't remember what I wanted to say LOL


Trish said...

*TAG* Here's a taggy thing for you to talk about so you don't have to remember. (Copy the one on my page and fill out)

I do that memory loss thing all the time too. Like walking upstairs and standing stupefied in the hall. Or forgetting what I was supposed to get on the quick trip to the grocery. I did have an eccentric chemistry professor that would spout everything from thoughts on his formal work to grocery lists into a small tape recorder right in the middle of lecture. Guess his memory worked like ours.

And homemade bread! I make mine half and half too, but its been a while. The kids look like they had a great time!

thriftymrs said...

I have a memory like a gnat, I go into a room looking for something and by the time I have got in there I can't remember what it was!

Your bread look rather yummy.

And by the way your house is anything but untidy.

Autum said...

That memory loss is definitely attributed to being a mom- and in my case, the older they got, not only did I loose memory, but my sanity went too. Just something to look forward to ; )
The bread looks wonderful!!!

Tine said...

Yum! The bread looks delicious! The childrens creations are cute, such creativity :-)

The memory-loss happens to me all the time too. And it drives me mad!! The other day I was looking for Ask, finally asked Viola if she had seen him, and she laughed and said "mom! he's on your arm!". And so he was. I was carrying him around! That probably says more about how I function on 2 hours of sleep, than it does about my memory... But still!!

Marie said...

Oh.my.goodness. I'll be asking for one of those fancy breadmakers for my birthday from my hubby. YUMMY! It all looked so delicious!

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said...

I do the same thing all the time!! Darn kids are such brain suckers.

The shirt below is really cute too.

Michelle said...

If it makes you feel any better, I can never remember anything either! :) The bread looks so yummy.. it would do me no good to live near you, I would be a bread beggar. I love fresh bread. So cute how the kids made their own bread creations, I love that!