Bread that is kicking my rear, mothering genes, sandals, and your questions
- 32 loaves of bread in a 2.5 week span will, apparently, cause your Sunbeam Mixmaster to irreparably break. Anyone have a KitchenAid they wanna sell cheap? In related news, if you have a KitchenAid on Craigslist in Phoenix, and you’ve sold your mixer, please delete your ad, because nonfunctional ads have caused my hopes to be raised and dashed a number of times in the last few days.
- 32 loaves of bread that never quite work out the way they’re supposed to will, also, eventually lead to a sense of Baking Inadequacy and discouragement. 😦 I’m knocked down, but I’m not knocked out. Not yet, anyway.
- 32 loaves of bread in a 2.5 week span will also help you pack on a few pounds.
- I read this with interest: Can a Bad Mother Help Her Nature? in the Times of London. When Ethan, my oldest, was born, I often felt like there was some sort of mothering gene that was supposed to kick in that, in me, wasn’t. It may be that I wasn’t far off. According to the article, and my own experience, a solid community of support is critical for the development of mothers to whom mothering doesn’t really come all that naturally. (Makes your posts, Daja, about post-partum care come to mind — your post which I cannot find. If you send me a link, I’ll post it here, if you don’t mind. Find all of Daja’s relevant, beautiful, and important posts about post-partum care here — especially read her “Time to Heal” series.)
I’d also really like to find a pair of NARROW little girl’s sandals, white, real leather, that DON’T cost $30+. I’m still looking. If you have any tips, send ’em my way. My fave so far:
- I had something else I wanted to say, but now I can’t remember. I’ll have to save it for another day, I suppose. However, I also thought that if anyone has any questions of any sort for which you think I may have an answer, I’d love to give it a shot. Any topic!