Keep your expectations low

December 7, 2007

Journal, Lauren

First of all, Happy Birthday to Mark!

Nothing on Thursday turned out how I expected. I thought I’d drive to work in the morning, but I walked – because my truck battery was dead. I thought Lloyd would be super-helpful jump-starting the battery when he got home, instead we exchanged misunderstandings, choice words and insults (and later some apologies). I thought my bread dough would be awesome, but it was incredibly sticky (drat my tinkering). I thought I could set ovens to 450 degrees without a problem, but apparently I set them to 510. I thought that the strange plastic smell in the house might be the spray paint I was using in the basement, but it was the plastic handle on my pot burning at 510 degrees. I thought the bread would be a total loss, but it wasn’t. Let’s hope Friday turns out more predictably.

This is what stuck to the floured towel and didn’t make it in the pot.

That can't be right.

Awesomely crunchy outside, not quite finished inside.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Keep your expectations low”

  1. Karla Said on:

    I’m sorry. I hate days that start bad and just snowball from there. Let’s hope for a better today and an even better weekend. If not, crack open any bottle of alcohol of your choosing and enjoy. Repeat until things improve. 😉

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  2. Peggy Said on:

    Sorry about your crappy Thursday … today will definately be better because it’s FRIDAY, YAY!!

    And I think your bread looks delicious … I LOVE bread with a crunchy outside … get me some butter !

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  3. Brad Said on:

    I thought I would come up with a snappy comment, but I was wrong.

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  4. Lauren's mom Said on:

    “Better out in this wide, wide, world than inside litle ole’ me!
    The bread looks yummy. Hope your Friday was wonderful.

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  5. Mark Said on:

    Sorry you day didn’t go well, and thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Reply

  6. Karla's lurking mother Said on:

    Always put wax paper over a bowl of dough -- then it won’t stick to the dish towel. Then wrap a bath towel around the bowl and put the whole thing in the microwave to rise, provided your microwave is big enough. Just don’t try to use the microwave while it’s in there. I’ve done the same thing you did…

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