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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hot buns in the oven, ice on the ground


I tell you what, I am going to pull myself apart if Mother Nature doesn't get over being pissed off and sends us some pretty weather! (insert southern white girl accent here!)

I am bored out of my mind staying in this house or indoors at all, I want OUT! but I am not going out in the ice and rain, sorry, already done that, tired of it. I would go out in the snow, but sleet falling on you is the worst!

I have painted most all of the walls in our house white this past week, hoping for some brightness in my world, I have made soups to warm us, I have had enough tea to float a boat, and I am now taking naps. I NEVER take naps. I can't seem to drag myself into any room that has art making supplies, I simply walk into the kitchen 50 times a day and eat something or head for the sofa. I'm spending time doing all the things indoors that I have neglected because of clay and it's insistence for attention the past few years. It's good to do this, good to have this time. I like not being obsessed with clay right now.

Gerry and I have been serious blobs this week. He is worn out from shooting ACC basketball and working 15 hour days, run down.... he went to the doc this week to make sure it wasn't something serious, you know, because he uses the internet for diagnosis and it's always a terminal illness when you do this!  It wasn't serious, but he needs a break from March Madness. I don't really know what I need a break from except maybe cabin fever!

I do have this new found love of baking bread. I bake it all the time now. It really works well with the Weight Watchers program haha!  I was using the artisan bread in minutes recipe and still love it, but a couple of nights ago around 3am while surfing around in the wonderful world of new blogs I have found (yes, I have gone looking for new blogs since so many potters have abandoned me for that hateful F-book, and yes, I still don't sleep)

I came across THIS recipe for easy white bread and tonight I made homemade buns and lentil/veggie burgers. I astounded myself. They were really good! Not the frozen store bought veggie burger, not the sort of already stale hamburger bun in the plastic bag. Warm buns right from the oven, burgers whose ingredients were obvious from the chunks of carrot and zucchini and lentils. Yummmm!!

The weather channels are promising some warm days coming up and I have this yearning to throw some bowls on my wheel, so here's hoping the weather will give me a short window to get out in my studio. I remember a time when I would work in the freezing cold, fingers and back aching and even when I got in the hottest shower I could stand I wouldn't warm up. Gone are those days. I know you serious potters that truly make your living with clay are laughing at me and I hear ya and God bless you for having the fortitude to stick with it in this weather. However, I'm not out to prove anything anymore, I have limitations and I am not trying to keep up with the movers and shakers in the pottery world (HA! don't get me started...) I am happy with my blob state right now, and my tiny little bank account (if you can even call it that)
......but I really really want to see what a blue sky looks like, it's a faint memory.........

12 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

Girl, I get it.
I'm over here growing mold and cobwebs.
I love home made bread and tried some buns before Christmas. They were crazy easy.
I need some Sun.
Really.
Now.

Anna M. Branner said...

It feels freezing outside on this rainy day but the thermometer says 41. I find it hilarious that tomorrow, the first day of Spring is indeed forecast to be 60's and sunny. I am expecting Mother Nature to pull the rug out one more time just for laughs. Ugh.

smartcat said...

Have you ever tried Cuban bread? Quick, easy and delicious.
What is this blue sky of which you speak?

Dennis Allen said...

WAY too much winter this year.Cope any way you can folks.

gz said...

cabin fever!!

keep on baking

Tracey Broome said...

INDEED!

Lori Buff said...

I guess weaving is out of the question. No threads?

Smartcat's Cuban bread is everything she promises and more.

Tracey Broome said...

I remember now about that bread, will have to try it too. Weaving, ugh..... Materials I like are expensive,the thrift store recycling works, but I haven't been in the mood to plunder through all those clothes. Also the math is killing me, haha, every time I put a warp on I have put on three times what I needed, so much waste, need more practice, also weaving for myself is great but if I want to make some money, it's about as bad as selling clay...... Basically this gloomy weather is sucking the life out of me :-)

oldgreymareprimitives said...

I just bought Aluminum "BUN" molds for the booth from an old Bakery that used to be here in town. The hamburger ones and Hot dog ones. I saw them as sculptural. You would love them!

Tracey Broome said...

Oh yeah! Now you need an etsy shop for your shop!
How much?!

Ashley Morrow said...

I am up here in the frozen tundra of Canada and for many reasons, I too have serious cabin fever. Your posts lately about food are tempting me too. I am currently "homeless" (due to one crazy ass flood), but will hopefully be moving back in a few months and will need to start my recipe collection from scratch. I will start with your buns and the noodle soup....

June Perry said...

Boy, can we relate! I took a nap, or I should say, passed out a couple of days ago and woke after 6pm. I never nap - usually fail at it whenever I try. But it was as though someone gave me a sleeping pill. Some strange energies lately. That along with periods of hot sweats, then chills and feeling drained from a bug that has been with me wanting to just find a cave and stay there. It's only been my own stubbornness that has compelled me to get up and do some gardening and cooking. Hope you get some warmth and sun soon. Our sunny spell is here now but rain and cold coming back starting Tuesday, so maybe some of our good weather will hit you later next week. It's going to be 70 here Monday and down to the 50's and rain on Tuesday!