I’ve been watching The Great British Bake Off on TV. It’s fun, low key, and I like all the bakers. I’m so impressed with them. I’m learning some interesting things. I had no idea that in Britain there’s strong flour, plain flour, and wholemeal, among others. I’ve learned things about different kinds of doughs and what causes which baking effects. It’s been really fascinating. This means I have to dig into some baking. I haven’t made sourdough in awhile. I’ve got to feed my starter and get going.
I want to do more cooking. Meant to all summer. Dig into recipes. I’ve decided I’ve got to push more at it and make a plan for every week–multiple times in a week. Lately I don’t have a very balanced life. Too much time here, not enough time there. Some of that has been good; some has not. I had some grand plans for this summer. I wanted to paint and draw–haven’t done that in a long time. I’m bad at it, but I wanted to do it. I can’t yarn right now–the left wrist has started to pop and I have been putting it back into a brace so I can’t move it. That means kneading bread could get difficult, but I’m willing to try. Maybe I’ll dig out the paints. Oh, and I was going to play with some polymer clay for the first time. See what I could do. It’s time to get started. I have all the stuff. It’s sitting there waiting.
Oh, and some chores. Tomorrow I’m going to work on a painting job outside that I’ve been putting off. Going to get started tomorrow. I think I can do it all one handed. Then I’m going to make a daily schedule so that I can schedule in stuff that’s fun and stuff that’s work and stuff that’s chores and stuff that’s family and stuff that’s healthy.
How does everybody else do this? Or do you? Do you have balance? Please tell me there’s hope. Because right now, I could use some of that.