Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Day In the Life....

Today we spent time making bread, baking buns, and assembling quick mix meal kits. It was so warm and cozy in my kitchen working alongside my children. Measuring and mixing. Kneading and rolling. Waiting. It is so very hard to wait for that first slice of warm bread out of the oven! There were many misshapen hamburger buns but the outcome was still a lovely tasting concoction just begging to be cracked open and buttered. What a fine day inside.
Mixing the dough.
Princess Petunia helping knead some dough.


Sir Bean adding raisins for a loaf of cinnamon bread.

Making some soup mixes.

We got to be a little creative making our 'fast food' mixes. 

This became Beef Noodle Mix.

A worthy days work!

Bow-tie Helper, Veggie Soup Mix, Lentil soup mix

And the reward for all the hard work! Nom!

While we were toiling away inside in our smallish, toasty-warm kitchen, outside it was windy and damp. The trees are all quite bare and there is such a starkness in the air. It smells of dirt and snow all mixed up together and we just wait for those thin bits of sunlight to break through the gray skies that permeate our November days.

"Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky,
How beautiful it is? 
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song. 
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for the spring. 
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves,
Which in due season fall and are blown away.
And this is the way of life."
-   Krishnamurti 

I'm reminded that there is a season for everything and that we are called to appreciate it for what it is. Even dark and dreary days are beautiful to our LORD. 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
1 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,

How was your Saturday? 

Always Blessed,
Gretchen :)

Princess Peony, the Photographer.

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