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Belated update for Week 1: It went okay. Not great. 

 

Week 2: was Not Good. 

 

It's the start of a new week though and I'm going to act like it.

Today's Positive (1/7): I don't feel sick anymore! Yay! :D 

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For what it's worth, my week two wasn't stellar, either.  This week will be better!

 

I'm so glad you're feeling better!  :-)

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6 hours ago, Cheetah said:

For what it's worth, my week two wasn't stellar, either.  This week will be better!

 

I'm so glad you're feeling better!  :-)

 

I think I'm going to blame the weather. And thank you! :)

 

3 hours ago, DJtrippyT said:

Yay for not being sick! Bend week three to your will. 

 

Yay! And yes, that is the goal. You keep rocking the Open!

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Today's positive (2/7): baking. I made muffins today. There's something very satisfying about creating a whole that is more than the sum of it's parts.

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8 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

I love baking too!  What kind of muffins did you make?

 

 

Blueberry. :) I used a little lemon zest and sugar on top as well for a sweet crunch.

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2 minutes ago, Atrytone said:

 

Blueberry. :) I used a little lemon zest and sugar on top as well for a sweet crunch.

 

Vera Noice.  Personally I can't wait to do another pie, but I won't get the chance until next week I think.

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2 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

Vera Noice.  Personally I can't wait to do another pie, but I won't get the chance until next week I think.

 

Do you make your own pastry? And if so do you have any tips?

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2 minutes ago, Atrytone said:

 

Do you make your own pastry? And if so do you have any tips?

 

I do.  I haven't been doing it long, so I don't know if I have any wisdom that isn't on the internet.  Use a pastry blender and really mix the crap out of the flour and butter.  Butter is better; I don't use crisco any more.  For a fruit pie like apple or blueberry I put a pinch of cardamom in the crust.  Getting the moisture of the dough just right is the real art of it, and I'm not that good at it yet.  It's a very touchy thing that I think must be learnt by practice.  My biggest tip on making pastry is just do it!  The more you do it the better and easier it gets.  :-)

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13 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

I do.  I haven't been doing it long, so I don't know if I have any wisdom that isn't on the internet.  Use a pastry blender and really mix the crap out of the flour and butter.  Butter is better; I don't use crisco any more.  For a fruit pie like apple or blueberry I put a pinch of cardamom in the crust.  Getting the moisture of the dough just right is the real art of it, and I'm not that good at it yet.  It's a very touchy thing that I think must be learnt by practice.  My biggest tip on making pastry is just do it!  The more you do it the better and easier it gets.  :-)

 

Thank you! :)

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19 hours ago, Atrytone said:

Today's positive (3/7): slowly getting the hang of my new job. It's nice to see myself learning.

 

I think the best part of a new job is getting better at it.  :-)

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Today's positive (4/7): Work again. I did some new paperwork and just generally had a good day. Also I got to pet two dogs. That's always a positive. :D 

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4 hours ago, Atrytone said:

Also I got to pet two dogs. That's always a positive. :D 

 

100% agree

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11 hours ago, Atrytone said:

Today's positive (4/7): Work again. I did some new paperwork and just generally had a good day. Also I got to pet two dogs. That's always a positive. :D 

 

Nice!  What kind of dogs did you get?

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55 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

Nice!  What kind of dogs did you get?

 

I didn't get any; I just got to pet them. I can't actually have a dog right now. My life is too crazy and I prefer large, athletic breeds.

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12 minutes ago, Atrytone said:

 

I didn't get any; I just got to pet them. I can't actually have a dog right now. My life is too crazy and I prefer large, athletic breeds.

 

I'm sorry; I totally misread your post!  Petting dogs is still pretty good.  :-)

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3 minutes ago, Cheetah said:

 

I'm sorry; I totally misread your post!  Petting dogs is still pretty good.  :-)

 

No worries, it's happened before. Believe me, if I got a dog I'd make sure everyone knew lol 

And there would probably be about a thousand pictures.

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18 hours ago, Cheetah said:

Family dinner sounds nice.  I hope you had a great weekend!  Happy Monday!

 

Thank you; dinner was awesome and my weekend was acceptable. I hope your Monday went well.

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