Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brought to You by the Letter B

The final countdown is on for the end of the school year. The 8th grade dance on Saturday was lovely, as always, and tonight's academic awards ceremony was wonderful as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the exam periods today, as I was able to clear out masses of papers. At least five baskets worth.

By the way, the bread I made yesterday was fabulous!! Apparently using King Arthur flour makes a huge difference; my bread is so light and delicious. (I know, it sounds like a commercial, but I promise you, no one is paying me to say it.) I put some raisins and sugar in the regular shaped loaf, and I used our fresh rosemary on the boule shaped one. That way we had one each of sweet and savory.

And although I'm not sure when this picture was taken (last Monday?), I wanted to include it, as it shows Steve and Melissa at the beginning of a long walk on the beach. My exercise was limited to reading and knitting, equal amounts of both, I'd say. And to answer Liz's question, that's pretty much what I love to do on the beach. During the summer, I have a bunch of women from work over for Beach Fridays every week, so add talking with friends to the list. And if I'm on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I love to go shell hunting, but our beach doesn't really have decent shells, although I do find some interesting pieces of driftwood sometimes.

***Want a great bath recipe, meant to soothe and cleanse, especially after going to the beach? Add 1 cup Epsom salts, 1 cup baking soda, and 5 drops of lemongrass essential oil to your bath next time. It's my newest pleasure!


  1. Sometimes I just love the letter, B.

    I'm going to try your bath recipe, and maybe the bread, too. Definitely the flour...

  2. I've never heard of that flour...research needed here. That bread looks good.

    I think I'd add the walking to knitting and reading on the beach. Sure I can do it all...ha! I've even enjoyed piecing quilt squares while sitting on the sand. I like a beach that isn't too hot, though. With a little wind.

  3. Definitely King Arthur flour is the best! So unfortunate that we can't get it here in Canada. I miss it so much.