I need a massage and a cup of tea...
I really did think this week would be far less stressful than it has been. A number of circumstances came together for form a perfect storm of juggling cars, schedules, and the checkbook.
This afternoon, I had a few uninterrupted hours to assemble and bake pumpkin bread, doubling my usual recipe (which already makes two loaves). I put the big motor in the mixer to good use!
I used my same Amish pumpkin bread recipe I've used since I found it in Country Woman magazine eons ago (remember when they had an Amish lady who had a regular column, this was one of her recipes). I added chocolate chips as usual (my addition to the recipe) and also a bag of cinnamon chips.
Then after transferring some of the batter to the baking pan that has eight small loaves, I added pecans to the remainder. The small loaves are going to be in the car when we drop it off on campus tonight to thank Christopher for loaning us his car (which really has caused challenges for his coming and going to campus at night, his Co-op is at the very edge of a large campus). Two of the other three loaves (with pecans) are gifts.
I will pick up hubby from the bookstore, drive to the town near us to pick up the car (which I've already paid for), and drive back to the Cooperative where Christopher lives to drop off his car... then make our way HOME. Hubby is at the end of his two weeks seasonal job at the bookstore, tomorrow being his last day until the end of the semester. Which is why our car breaking down twice in this two week period was especially difficult.
Enough complaining! At least I can almost see an end (for awhile) to the chaos. I find it remarkable that I lived for years and years at this speed. :)
There are quite a few people I've made friendships with through this blog and Heather L. is one of them (as compared to my friend Heather without the L.). Heather is around Stephanie's age and had her fifth child close to the same time. They just found out baby Laura will be needing heart surgery. Please go here to read about it and remember Laura and the family in your prayers. Update on Laura... here.