so last night rachel was asking when i was making more bread. i have wanted to but it is taking everything in me these days to wash the clothes, keep the house at a minimum level of cleanliness & keep our schedules. many days a shower isnt even an option for me.
so i told her that she should get out the recipe i use & make some bread herself. well she goes and grabs the whole wheat version - nuh uh! so i pulled out my mennionite cookbook & showed her the recipe for basic bread. she immediately got busy & made 4 loaves of bread. (and yes she went from night to the next day to finish the 4 loaves - you will see in the pictures the light out the window goes from night to day - so i was clarifying). she did an excellent job. she is learning more & more how to cook & follow recipes. she enjoys learning how to be a homemaker (in some aspects). she is a blessing to me on a daily basis.
have you ever been in a house when bread with yeast in it is being prepared or cooked? it is one of the best smells ever - in my opinion. (Clay was pretty proud of her also & had to get in on the action)
now to tell a little funny about Clay....he was at work yesterday & some of the guys were discussing their "chores" at home...or their jobs. most of us share jobs when it comes to house work or we have different areas that we prefer to deal with. Clay is generally responsible for anything that requires tractor work. he enjoys being outside. and i am a bit OCD so i prefer to do the laundry & the house cleaning. he does help at night put the little kids down at night. i am the main food preparer but lately he has become a big help in doing some of the grocery shopping as it is easier for him to pick things up on the way home. anyway, the guys were talking about their particular jobs & (and in light of our recent announcement at work) he told them that he only had one job at home "to reproduce". needless to say he hit the mark with that comment!
I will leave you with this:
Thank God for His mercy & grace. without Him i am nothing. no matter who stand with me or against me....God never fails me or abandons me - even in my weakness. i am humbled by His unending love for me.
"Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35