For those of you with a wrinkled brow concerning the title of this post, let me assure you I am not nuts(well not technically). Our family is big Christmas Story fans. Watch it every year on Christmas eve. So if you know the movie you will know what that is in my title. Don't know the movie, I will splain. Apparently the Dad had this on going battle with the furnace and you could hear him working on it and "swearing" at it. Course it was supposed to be so bad, but the audience only hears the above word. So this morning I am trying, as a christian woman, to find the appropriate word to describe what happened this morning. That word fits. Perfectly.
I guess a subtitle of this post would be "why you should not do heavy amounts of baking at 4:45 am with no coffee". Yea that would work too, but the first word is shorter(not if I have to explain it though). I wake up this morning and can't go back to sleep. Thinking about my day, my week, Christmas, Birthdays, sewing, gardening, raised beds, SQUIRREL! Oh sorry... I digress. Anyhoo, you get the idea. I decide to go ahead and get up(Proverbs 31:15 she gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and a portion for her servant girls. That's me!). I need to make blueberry muffins and something for my knigth in shining armour to take to work in his lunch. I think "I know, I will mix up brownies and blueberry muffins and bake them in the oven together in order to save electricity!" Brilliant! Ummm yea.... not so much. Apparently when one tries to cook that early in the morning after 5 hours of sleep and no coffee, one can drop the ball so to speak. The muffins turned out great, but I couldn't figure out what was wrong with my brownie dough. That is until it had baked. Yea....forgot to add THE SUGAR! Mmmm mama made black play dough! Well it is trash now. Grrr.
I share this for two reasons, 1) if you are going to attempt to be the Proverbs 31 woman, you need a good supply of caffeine, and 2) I want you guys to see that all is not always rosy at the frugal maven homestead.
Now, my attempt for the rest of the day is to do laundry and other various house cleaning things, and make bread. I have had two cups of coffee so I am hopeful for success with that one. I will also attempt something else in the snack area for lunches and such. This should be interesting though cause I am now out of eggs til tomorrow. Tomorrow is grocery day. Yay!
So I hope you guys have a great day til I can see you again. Remember! Always be positive. I.E I am positive I will use sugar next time. See?