I feel like it’s been tough for me to blog lately because I’ve been busy with a million different things. That’s pretty typical for me, though 😉
Jimmy always laughs at me and says he doesn’t understand how I get involved in so many different things at once. My mom tells me it’s because I don’t know how to say no to people. I think it’s just because I want to do everything. All the time.
Buuuut I get burnt out. Like right now… I’m fighting a cold. I think it’s just from a busy week, staying up late, and running around. My friend’s wedding is this weekend (hence the baking–yay!), and we’ve been at church every night this week (another fall revival!), which has made for some late nights since we live about 45 minutes from our church.
Anyways, back to what I want to blog about today! Reading and baking. Two of my most favorite things. Here’s what I’ve been reading and baking lately…
Pumpkins! A guy from our church gave me these (I forget what variety he said the greenish ones are… does anyone know?!) and I baked two of the orange pumpkins for an hour and made pumpkin soup and pumpkin seeds. I don’t have any pictures, buuut it was good :).
Apple cake with maple frosting for a church fellowship. This picture pretty much makes it look like it’s all frosting, haha.
Pepperoni rolls. Apparently, these aren’t too common in states other than PA, OH, and WV?! Has anyone heard of these before? They’re one of Jimmy’s favorite foods, so I baked a batch and we packed them in his lunches this week.
Chocolate crinkle cookies for my friend’s wedding on Saturday. Can’t wait! I still need to bake more cookies… which I should be doing now instead of blogging, haha.
Challah. Jimmy and I had my father-in-law over for dinner on Wednesday night (We ate outside! Yay for warm-ish fall weather!), and I served chili, green beans, and challah. And we tested some of the chocolate crinkles, you know, just to make sure they’re good for the wedding 😉
I’m currently reading Diary of a Midwife.
I love reading about midwifery! I’m almost halfway through this book, and it’s great. I also read Baby Catcher back in April, and I highly recommend it if you’re into reading about alternative birthing practices. Sometimes I think if I would have known what midwifery was before I graduated high school, I might have wanted to become a certified nurse-midwife. It’s just super interesting to me and I think it’s awesome.
Here are the books I currently have checked out from the library.
I’ve heard great things about Anne Lamott’s writing, and I’m excited to read I’ll Scream Later (by Marlee Matlin) because I love learning about Deaf Culture. I also threw in a photography book, which looks like it’s going to be a fun read.
Okay. I need to do homework and bake cookies. Bye!
Have you baked any delicious recipes lately?
Are you reading any good books?