When we fetched some books from the library last time we just went for titles that caught our attention. This resulted in one of the books I borrowed from the library being the memoirs of Roberta Taylor. "Too Many Mothers" is the title of said book. As it happens though I'm quite a fan of autobiographies and biographies, so I did enjoy listening to the book.
The other book I borrowed last time - which I finished listening to on Saturday morning - was "Yesterday's Girl" by Anna Jacobs. A book which tells the story of "Violet" and how her work in London during the first world war changed her life for the better, and gave her the family she had been longing for all her life. Anna Jacobs' books were recommended to me by my Grandma and my Nan. I'm glad I decided to give them a listen, because they really do seem to be very good books. I've enjoyed all the ones I've listened to so far.
On Saturday morning I woke up really early and was feeling restless. I wanted to be doing something. At first I didn't know what, but then I became inspired to bake. So, that's exactly what I did.
I made some home-made pastry, which is something I've never done before. Usually if I do anything with pastry I buy the pastry to save time and effort. But I didn't have any and I wanted to make pies, so I made my own. It seems to have worked out OK. It seems pastry-like anyway.
I ended up making a couple of little chicken pies, a couple of chicken pasties, and a couple of veggie pies (for myself, since I don't eat the chicken ones).
I was going to make some cakes too. But by the time I'd done the pies I was tired, and both myself and the kitchen needed cleaning up. And, by the time I'd done the cleaning up - including washing up everything I'd used - all I wanted to do was take a nap. So, that's exactly what I did.
Then, after my nap, I cooked dinner. I made a roast dinner, but I didn't have any of the meat... I'm having issues with eating meat at the moment. And I made enough for two dinners each so nobody would have to do any cooking on Sunday. I figured I wouldn't be feeling like cooking on Sunday after all the cooking I'd done Saturday. And with Kelly being sick at the moment he's not feeling like doing much of anything.
I haven't done that much cooking in a long time. And I definately haven't done any baking in ages. I just haven't wanted to. I used to do it quite often, but in the last couple of years I really haven't wanted to even try. Even the dinners I've cooked have been simple things like egg on toast, ready meals, etc. But on Saturday I just felt like making some pies. So, I did.
I'm planning on doing some more baking later in the week. Probably either tomorrow or Wednesday. There's a pie my Mam makes that Kelly really likes, and she taught me how to make it, so I'm going to make some for him. And I want to make some different veggie meals up to put in the freezer for myself. Will let you know when and what I make. There wont be photos though. Sorry.
OK, that's it from me for now.
Enjoy whatever's left of your day! :)
And... Hugs, thoughts, prayers, and get well wishes for those who are in need of them.