I woke up at 10:45 this morning feeling sleepy, in pain, and very glad I had a day at home to rest. I laid in bed for an hour watching YouTube.
Then I got up and went to the kitchen to make some bread! I went through a big baking phase back in August, and homemade French bread was on my list to try. But I’d never gotten around to it–until Shannon inspired me yesterday with her homemade sourdough and made me want to try again.
I used this no-yeast recipe from Pinterest and got to work. The bread was very easy and fast to mix up, and I baked the loaf for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. It came out SO GOOD!!! I literally started jumping up and down when I tasted it because it tasted AMAZING (especially the crust–and especially with blueberry jam) and I was so proud of myself!
When I finished baking bread and cleaning the kitchen, I wrote several letters, mostly to new pen pals. Then I scheduled some posts for Diamonds social media. At 4:00, I went to the virtual Our Odyssey meetup (Our Odyssey is an organization for young adults with chronic and/or rare diseases). I haven’t been to an Our Odyssey meetup in a while and it was good to see everyone! Topics of conversation ranged from the COVID vaccine to the curly girl hair method to dad jokes.
I was tired after the meetup; I wrote a few more letters and laid in bed for a while trying not to fall asleep. It’s 9:00 now and I just got up to have a snack (peanut butter banana toast) because I haven’t eaten much today. Hopefully I can find the energy to take a shower before going to bed.
Today I’m grateful for: IT’S CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!