Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Bread Machine Symbolizes My 2010

You know you live in the land of plenty when you decide to bake bread at home for fun, not out of necessity. You know you've got it made when you have a gadget that will do the work for you.


I couldn't think of anything I wanted for Christmas. A few days before Christmas I saw Amazon had a good deal on a bread machine, so I sent M the link to buy it. He thought it was weird. Isn't giving something like that to your wife for Christmas like the kiss of death?

Seriously, I couldn't think of anything I wanted for Christmas. A new kitchen toy sounded like fun to me.

To not need, or even want, anything is a gift in itself.

We saw a lot of big changes in 2009. We bought our first home, we welcomed Emily into the world. 2010 was a year of status quo. Nothing big happened this year, which is fine with me!

No life altering changes meant were able to enjoy all the fruits 2009 brought us. Work stayed the same. I can't wait to be a full-time SAHM, but working one day a week at home is an improvement. M didn't get the upgrade we want so badly, but he had great schedules and was able to celebrate every holiday and important event (and even the not so important ones) at home. Who knows when that will happen again. We were able to continuing providing for our family. Sadly, that was not the case for many in this economy.

Emily continued to grow and flourish. We went to concerts. We went hiking. We took some fun family vacations. Despite a small health scare, I was able to run many races and return to my pre-pregnancy speed. I even won a race pushing the stroller. We got to have stolen date nights that helped make the time apart not so terrible.

So if my biggest decision of the morning is whether I want a hot buttery slice with strawberry or raspberry jam, then life is pretty good.

11 comments:

  1. Isn't it great to realize that there isn't a whole lot that you need. I'm trying really hard to be content where I am... but sometimes it's way easier said than done. When you put things in perspective though, there really isn't a lot that we truly need... just a lot of wants. Glad to hear that your 2010 held all that you needed. :)

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  2. I don't mind getting kitchen toys for Christmas, my H knows how happy it makes me lol! I feel old now :)

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  3. Very sweet persepctive my friend.

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  4. Sorry, off the post topic but I need your advice. You have the Bob Revolution, right? Did you consider the Bob Ironman? Why or why not? I am trying to decide for the duallie versions. TIA!

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  5. If you figure out some great breads to make in your machine, will you post the recipes? I have a bread machine that I've probably used less than 5 times, but a new recipe would probably give me the inspiration I need!

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  6. I'd go for the Revolution.

    The weight difference between the 2 strollers is negligible.

    Two Cons of the Revolution: The front wheel requires adjusting every now and then which can be a little annoying, and it doesn't have a hand brake. As you know, you build a lot of momentum on the downhills once they start getting heavier.

    However, the swivel option is invaluable. I leave it unlocked for everything except full-on runs.

    Such hard decisions :)

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  7. Brit- So far I've only used the recipes that came in the manual, but I'm getting ready to branch out. It couldn't be more easy. The machine does all the work, yet I feel very accomplished when I'm slicing it up, lol.

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  8. Brit- So far I've only used the recipes that came in the manual, but I'm getting ready to branch out. It couldn't be more easy. The machine does all the work, yet I feel very accomplished when I'm slicing it up, lol.

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  9. I'd go for the Revolution.

    The weight difference between the 2 strollers is negligible.

    Two Cons of the Revolution: The front wheel requires adjusting every now and then which can be a little annoying, and it doesn't have a hand brake. As you know, you build a lot of momentum on the downhills once they start getting heavier.

    However, the swivel option is invaluable. I leave it unlocked for everything except full-on runs.

    Such hard decisions :)

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  10. If you figure out some great breads to make in your machine, will you post the recipes? I have a bread machine that I've probably used less than 5 times, but a new recipe would probably give me the inspiration I need!

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  11. I don't mind getting kitchen toys for Christmas, my H knows how happy it makes me lol! I feel old now :)

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