Today's adventure consists of homemade muffins and Stromboli dough in the process.
I don't get a whole lot of time to do much baking or cooking, so I try to seize the moments that I can.
This morning I was able to try a new recipe and use up some dried fruits and over ripe bananas. It made a delicious batch of muffins and the recipe I definitely plan to come back to sometime.
I hand kneaded my Stromboli dough and now have it rising in a bowl. I am looking forward to some Stromboli later today, using a recipe that my family has used for many years now and was passed on to us from friends who also loved the recipe.
I love exploring new recipes and finding which ones work and which ones don't. But there is always a place for the old tried and true recipes, as well.
Trying new recipes is like starting new adventures and creating new memories. Some of those memories will be sweet and delicious and you will want to come back to them while others you will wish to forget as soon as possible. Yet it creates a memory nonetheless.
While, on the other hand, using the recipes that you have always none and always loved is like taking a step back in time. Remembering the days of long ago when you baked that same thing with a sister or for a special event.
The old recipes are like looking into the past, while the new recipes are like stepping into an unknown future.
I love days of rest.
The days when I can sit at home with just me and my husband. I don't have to worry about rushing off to be anywhere or do anything. Almost every other day I either have work or some other place to be.
But this introvert needs time to recharge and she gets far too little recharge time. I think I am an introvert that has to sometimes live in an extrovert body, or maybe its just an introvert in an extrovert world.
Or maybe its because I am a southern girl living in a northern world, trying to take my life slow when all around me everyone is rushing by and expecting me to do the same.
People often mistake me for an extrovert, I think, because I know how to be fairly easy going and I do customer service all day long and I guess I just know how to fake it. But the truth is my head starts to scream and everything in me wants to run from the crazy business of life and hide at home where I can once again be in peace and quiet solitude.
And what does a day in the life of an introvert look like when she is able to be truly introvert?
Well, today started off with a cup of coffee and the Bible. I wrote a letter to my little sister. I have worked a little bit on a crochet project and hope to maybe do more. I am at the moment listening to lovely classical music while writing up this post. Later on today I plan to cut my husbands hair. I am panning to make lasagna for dinner. And hopefully my husband and I can enjoy the outdoors some and go for a little walk. I might end up reading some while my husband works on homework for class.
These are just a few things that this introvert's day can consist of and I am totally ok with it. Call me boring if you like or comment and tell me what you do on your introvert days.