Another good day almost done. I got my personal work lie letters etc done first thing in the morning and then Luke and I worked on his studies for a little while. Then when he need a break I got going on making rolls for the pulled pork. I did get the pork into the slow cooker at 7am so I needed to get some rolls done to serve with it. I don’t have my Kitchen Aid mixer yet but I always used to make bread with out it for years so decided I would do it today. It is hard to mix as the last of the flour is added so when Landen saw me struggling with it he came out and did it for me. That was just the help I needed. When he got enough flour worked in that I could handle it I took over again and did the kneading. I like doing that as it is feel that tells you it is done and not something I can explain to someone else. I got the dough set out to raise and then thought about lunch. The boys had the Italian soup that Joe made this weekend and I had a big salad.
I have fought my weight all my life and since Norman died I have lost 9 pounds. This is the first time I have been able to lose weight in over 5 years. I used to go on a diet and lose some weight then go back to eating and put it all right back on but the last 5 or 6 years when I go on a diet I never lose any weight and Norman would lose too much. It got so discouraging. Now that I am down a little I hated to go back to gaining again and I have been eating well again since I have been here and Holly and Joe don’e have any scales so I got some yesterday And I am glad to say I have not gained any weight back to I want to keep that up and so I had a salad today instead of the soup. I still stay gluten free and that may be the real reason I have been able to lose weight, it has cured most of my aches and pains.
After dinner I cut out the rolls and then baked them. Landen says they came out good. Those do tempt me to eat one wheat but not enough to make me try them. So I will take Landen and Luke’s word for the fact that they came out good.
By afternoon my back begins to ache so I have taken it easy this afternoon. Tomorrow I want to make some cookies. My machine is supposed to come tomorrow so if it does I’ll make the cookies after we do some school work. I am also supposed to get several school supplies I ordered and if they get here we will start some phonics and history projects. It is nice to get back into planning projects again, I hope Luke likes it too.
I heard from both Patty and Becca today. Thank you both, it is hard being away from them after spending three years so close to them. Have a great day.