I called Deja to get friend sympathy but she's running my son and several of her children to Nutcracker Practice. So....I will vent here! ::snort::
Thursdays are "Puzzle Piece Days." This means that the schedule fits like a puzzle...and each piece needs to stay in its assigned spot.
TODAY is also a Puzzle Piece Day. Here was the day's plan, with adjustments in ().
6:00 - Tryst
7:30 - leave to take Jamin to SAT at 7:45
8:00 - 9:00 workout at gym (um....the teachers were late at SAT and this didn't work out).
9:00 - 9:30 Get Nolan ready for Nutcracker
9:45 - take Nolan to practice
10:00 - 11:45 Bake 4 loaves of bread (um.....OK now the grain grinder not only froze up but began to spew black smoke. This was AFTER I had to replenish yeast and honey. Mike blew it out and it did it again! It's finally DEAD!!!! I'm ordering a new one as soon as I calm down. Meanwhile, I found critters in my wheat and had to dump the end of that bucket and wash the bucket. I also decided to clean one cupboard out during each "rest" time in my bread baking so I had stuff everywhere while I tried to figure out what to do with the grain mill.)
11:45 - RUSH out of the house to pick up Jamin at noon, hoping the yeast stays put until we get back....I was SO THANKFUL that Nolan was going home with Deja's son for lunch and run around time before the afternoon practice. I would not have made it to pick up both he and Jamin.
12:30 discover that they've changed the test time and that they won't be done until 1:30.
FINALLY back home and guess what? The grain mill froze and began to spew black smoke again. I called Mike and he said it's time to buy a new one. I don't have time to do a lot of research. I think I'll get the same one. I bought it used for $50 ten years ago. It's served us well. I'd like to give the business to Marilyn Moll at the Urban Homemaker. Her late husband won my business when he sent me a free new blender for the Bosch because Mike was deployed and mine needed fixed. I didn't even PURCHASE it from them in the first place but had needed someone to give me the "straight talk" as I was getting some run around from the company who makes them. ::snort:: Wow - free shipping and all.
Of course...given that the baking and cooking are down the tubes....I've decided that what I need is a new blog look. This has been growing since I've been working on two other blogs this week.....I thought that would take care of my "itch". Obviously, it hasn't. LOL Thank-you, Debbie, for pointing me to The Cutest Blog on the Block ! This saved me HOURS this week as I attempted to build a blog with "zing" and "character". You can find CUTE, FREE templates that work in a snap (unlike my experience with Pyzam). I like change. Cindy, you love me anyway - don't you? ::snort::
Now....since I'm committed I best figure out what to do about my signature...maybe.
The rest of the day is also full of puzzle pieces....I've got to get Jamin to work, Nolan picked up, Jared picked up and there's a ball tonight.....Marine, I think.