Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I know. I usually blog earlier in the day, but better late than never, right?
One day it rained all day long...was it Monday? But today we have blue skies and fluffy clouds again...90 degrees with thunderstorms expected to roll in later tonight. Supposed to be almost 100 tomorrow!
Okay--the old yeast that expired in 2009--LOL!
Well, it bubbled a little...after a very long time. This isn't the best shot. I wasn't thinking. Should have taken it from the side so you could see that instead of 1/2 inch of foamy bubbles this was just covering the surface of the water--maybe 1/8 inch--and a lot of the little yeast granules were just floating on the bottom like sunken little yeast corpses.
Now if I was making the bread from scratch myself I could just give the dough extra hours to rise, you know? But a machine isn't sensitive to yeast decrepitude. So Leah is dropping off her younger, spryer yeast tonight after work.
I have been reading and puttering. Finished the next two Cat Who books on the stack--tada! My "fun" puttering has been to put some Daniel Smith watercolors in the porcelain palette now that I can cover it with the food tray.
You can see the red food tray over the palette on my rolling taboret under my folding art table.
Ah! My art table.
Everything sits waiting patiently for me to return to play with backgrounds. Notice I am using the egg cup plate as a paperweight to hold down my dry baby wipes and paper towel pieces against the wind of the fan circulating the salvation of cool air from my wall AC.
I also have been cleaning out fountain pens that I haven't used for a few months. And my leg didn't go numb!! Whoohoo!
And where is Karma right this very moment as we sit here chatting? Well, she was trying to burrow under the folded throw until I finally got the hint and covered her up. She's been under there for a couple of hours now. Maybe she's not as much a fan of the AC as I am--LOL! But it's too sticky hot outside even for Miss Karma today.
Oh, the reptile pooper scooper! I had a lot of questions about this. Here's the link where I bought it on Amazon--reptile pooper scooper. You couldn't really use this as your only cat litter scoop unless you had a really strong back and an abundance of patience. I use my newish regular cat litter scoop (love it!!) all the time--including before I use the reptile one because it is plastic, I want it to last a long time, and Karma can make some weighty waste. I will only use this reptile scoop as the small-pieces-that-got-away backup cleaner about once a week. It works fantastically though! You have to scoop and then shimmy everything side to side until all the pieces gradually make their way through the little holes. I feel like I'm panning for gold and I should have my donkey nearby resting in the shade. I hope that clears up what I am using it for and how I am using it.
Boy! You really never know what I might talk about, do you? ROFL!
That's it! Happy hump day!
I should have bread to show you soon!! :):)
"I am, therefore I thank."
Cindy Lubar Bishop