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  • Writer's pictureTeresa Keefer

Baking Day

When autumn rolls in, so does my urge to bake. Today's baking includes two kinds of cookies and a very berry cobbler. My daughter took the fresh eggs from yesterday and made homemade noodles so I'll throw some chicken breast in the instapot to pressure cook for a few minutes before I shred it with the mixer. A trick I learned from TikTok a few months back.

We have another pretty autumn day here in Indiana and I'm thinking about hanging the Christmas lights on the porch while it's not freezing cold. But I have a hard rule about not putting the first Christmas decoration up before the day after Thanksgiving. Also referred to as Black Friday. A day when normal human beings turn into raving maniacs over material things that will eventually be given as gifts. To their loved ones. Never has made a lot of sense to me. Even though I have been coerced into going out on Black Friday a time or two. No thanks. Five or ten minutes to shop for a particular item and two hours waiting in a check out line.

I have actually been doing my shopping for Christmas gifts during my travels. There is a stock pile of gifts from Salem, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wisconsin, South Dakota, etc. And there are the items purchased online. I really got on to the online purchasing when I first moved back to the area fourteen years ago. I moved a week before Christmas, so it was one heck of a lot easier to buy online and have the stuff shipped to my friend's house for safekeeping until I got settled into my new home.

These weekends just move by too quickly. It doesn't seem like I've had a whole two days off at all. I think I need a month of Sundays to just bake, cook, write and craft. So many things to do and so little time. How do you get a day to stretch? Anyone know a good spell for that?

I did manage to read a very good book this past week. It's called Wildwood Whispers by Willa Reece and it was one of those books you can crawl into and just get lost within the pages. Set in the Appalachian mountains, there was mystery, magic, community, legend, and romance all rolled into one beautiful story. I can't wait to read the next one called Wildwood Magic...but first I have to finish reading Too Late by Colleen Hoover.

With so many things to do and only some limited time to do them...I'm going to sign off for now...have a wonderful week!

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