Week 4

Yesterday, after two hours of fussiness the thought came Work isn’t so bad after all. When I told Stacy this later she said, “That’s sad!” but really, it isn’t.  I have always, always known I am not the stay-at-home type.  I love my kids, but I love them more when I get my space.  I need my space from time to time, preferably a little each day.  Saturday morning Nova started right off being fussy and Rowan wanted to talk, talk, talk and by the time Leif got up, he said, “You seem a little grumpy.”   Yep, because first thing in the morning, I like to have my tea and quiet.   I can’t imagine having 9 or 10 kids, it would not be for me.

And I should be clear that Nova is not colicky.  It’s not out and out screaming, it’s just she’ll eat for a little while, then want to be patted, then rocked, then fed, then held, then changed–it’s something different every 5 minutes.  I have been feeling guilty because I watch tv in the morning, but I am not going to feel guilty anymore.  Because I am not perfect, and I need a little distraction myself.

On a totally different note, I picked up that book, “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes or Less” and love it!  My copy arrived on Saturday, and since then I have baked 3 loaves of bread, a batch of naan, beignets, and today brioche that completely fulfilled my non-stop croissant craving.   With real coffee with real cream, it was superb.  It is pretty much the only thing I have accomplished lately.

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

7 thoughts on “Week 4”

  1. When they are that little watching TV doesn’t really matter. You know, it’s not like they are really aware of it. One way I define both of my girls infancy by their TV shows – Morella was Battlestar Galatica and Voyager. Athena is Dexter and True Blood. Lol.

    Oh I wanted to try an oven baked beignet recipe…I should try that … maybe tonight.

  2. Hi~

    Just wanted to say I am glad there is another person in the world that likes to go to work. We have had two snow days and I am slowly going insane. I love the time on the weekends and evenings with my LO, but I do really appreciate the time at work with adults that are not my husband. 🙂

    I miss you guys! I hope that Nova settles in. Charlotte wasn’t officially colicky, but the crying in the first 3 mos. drove me crazy.

    I like the not feeling guilty mantra! You deserve a break!

    Sending warm wishes your way!

  3. I got a copy of the book out of the library and I’m currently going through it, but I’m skeptical about whether or not I want to invest in a stone and pizza peel. Did you go out and buy one (or already have one) or are you doing all this using alternate methods? I know they said you can use a flat cookie sheet, but I’m trying to find out if it works or not. I like the idea of fresh bread, but I don’t want to invest a bunch of money and find out later that I just don’t have the time to do it.

  4. @Shannon, nope, you don’t need them, unless you want a crust that cuts up the roof of your mouth. I do the steam part though, and it’s good enough for me! I’m also big into flatbread, so just having the wet dough in the refrigerator waiting for me made the book worthwhile. 🙂

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