Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Simple Changes: Breadmaking -- Additional Comments

Uhoh...I think I expressed myself wrongly in my recent breadmaking post!

First, I meant no offense at the whole "I'm a woman now!" part...it was just my shoot-from-the-hip way of verbalizing the relief I felt at the time at having FINALLY made a loaf of bread rather than a leaden lump of disaster...which has been more or less my TYPICAL result! No implications were meant by it...and I still have more disasters than I'd like! Please forgive me if the post came off as offensive in any way...

Secondly, I'm hardly an expert. In fact, I'm simply a very stubborn and lucky amateur, and I anticipate remaining in that category for pretty much the rest of my life. I am a little relieved to have SOME successes, and it's probably due to the fact that the recipes are quite forgiving...and I don't have an expert here examining the end result. I'm intimidated by people who seem to be good at a lot of things and just have a natural flow from task to task, never botching anything grandly. Well, that's NOT me!

And there we are...I'm not hot stuff, not actually an expert at anything except not giving up, and didn't mean to offend anyone. Hmmm, maybe I'll post soon about some of my disasters?? :)

6 comments:

MeadowLark said...

I can only speak for me, but I wasn't offended. I struggle with anything that resembles being "girly" although my heart is a total farm-wife heart.

However, my husband is a city boy so I've always tried to be an extra hard worker when it comes to "grunt chores". I think that busting 20 yards of concrete sidewalk by hand makes on forget that they're actually a "woman". :) Oh, and I was a Marine. So I probably still have extra testosterone in my bloodstream ;)

It's only now, after 23 years of marriage, that I've decided to embrace the "girly" part of me. I even wear aprons while I cook.

Sorry for being lonwinded.

Robbyn said...

Meadowlark, good, I'm relieved :) What's funny is that I'm not what you'd call a girly-girl, either. I enjoyed keeping animals more than playing with dolls, as a girl, and was such a tomboy...always preferring the outdoors than to what I considered the grind of staying in the house. It wasn't till a few years back that I found I really enjoyed things like bubble baths and candles. I like cooking some things, but never want most of my hours to be spent there. I can't say I've busted up any concrete lately, but that would surely be a great way to work off some stress...heh heh :) I'd wear more skirts and such, but till I lose weight it kind of comes off as matronly, so till then I'll just be barefoot jean girl

You're not longwinded, and I appreciate what you wrote :)

Twinville said...

I've never had any luck making bread either. That's why I use my breadmaker all the time.

Of course, were' above 7,000 ft elevation and it takes alot of tweaking to get any recipe to work right.

Robbyn said...

Twin, I used to have a breadmaker and absolutely loved it...and I'd sure use one now if I had it :)

Killi said...

I certainly wasn't offended by your last post ~ just sharing my family. It's funny how the men in my family are far better bakers than us women, must be those muscles...

Robbyn said...

Killi, I'm not offended, and I LOVED what you wrote about how you and your brother make bread! :) I am so busy right now that I'm not posting anything for a few more days, or at least more sporadically, and I'm just behind on catching up with comments...LOVE all your wonderful comments :)