Table Decoration of Red Roses in Glasses
Today went all too quickly. I spent way too much time trying to decide what to get with my CSN gift code. I compared prices, read product reviews, and contemplated what I should obtain wisely. There are way too many things I would like for my kitchen! If I had been given more to spend, I would have had no problem purchasing more things for cooking and baking. Some of the things I was looking at were an ice cream maker, a waffle iron, and bread and muffin pans. What did I finally get, you ask? Well you will have to wait and see! I will let you know after I've received my things and used them.
Today I mixed up some disinfectant cleaner made from water, Castile soap, and tea tree oil. Cherished of God used this to clean the bathrooms and used a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the mirrors. Normally I do the bathroom cleaning, but today I really needed her help. She did an excellent job! She even asked to get a cotton swab to clean around the faucet handles. I think she will make a fine homemaker. I can only hope, and pray. We need to keep that in our minds throughout the day---some day these little ones will be grown up and will live out what we have taught them--whether we have modeled a good attitude or bad, a cheerful heart that blesses or a grumbling heart that complains.
Tomorrow we will have a little celebration. Our only little boy will be turning 3 soon, and we will have grandparent guests, presents, and gingerbread. Husband asked our boy, God's Gift, what he would like for his birthday, and he said plainly, "Gingerbread". Husband asked him if he would also like some cookies, but still the answer was, "Gingerbread" (complete with little boy laughter). (Husband really wanted cookies himself; I think I will have to make Husband some cookies). So Momma will make gingerbread for the little boy. The funny thing is, the first two times I made gingerbread from Nourishing Traditions, I unknowingly put baking soda in it when I was supposed to use baking powder instead. I had assumed it called for baking soda like most of the other recipes in the book. The third time I followed the recipe exactly and used baking powder, but we did not think it tasted right at all! So now instead of baking powder, I use baking soda every time when I make gingerbread. It comes out especially dark, and everyone is especially happy :)
Molasses Cookies and Gingerbread at a Continental Army Camp Reenactment, Yorktown Battlefield
Well I am so very tired, and must try to get some sleep now. I hope you all get more sleep than I will!