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There is Peace in Bread (Obsession)

So, I have signed up with BlogHer to take part in the NaBloPoMo (I call it NaMoBloPo in my head).  A blog post per day.  A committment. A committment? Oh my!

In my post-divorce world, committment has definitively been an issue.  Oh, don’t get me wrong. Not in relationship matters. I did remarry last year after all.  But committment to a specific cause has been an issue, I admit.  And yet I find myself here this very day commited to the cause of NaBloPoMo.

So, what am I going to do now that I have made this committment, you may ask? Well, I am going to stick with it.  But let me tell you, I am so glad I have people like you around: people who absolutely depend on me to supply them with a daily dose of blogging wisdom!  People who are absolutely convinced that the world will stop turning if I skip my daily blog post to which I have commited myself!  You will be the ones on the sidelines cheering me on along the route of this blogging marathon where 1 mile equals roughly one day and when I reach the end (which I will! I will? I will!) I will have blogged myself from here to kingdom come (if that equates to the distance of a marathon run). So, I thank you in advance for all the support you are going to give me.

So, my plan for today was to go Trader Joe’s and interview some people in the bread section and ask them what their criteria was for chosing their bread.


However, apparently at 5.30 pm during a week night, people have better things to do than pick out their bread at Trader Joe’s. There were people selecting produce, people picking out coldcuts, people in front of the dairy counter, people all over the store at Trader Joe’s, except not where I wanted them to be.  So, my plan for today had to be scrapped.  But I am both flexible and patient. And so I will chose another day and another time to provide you with this very important information about the bread chosing habits of Trader Joe customers.

“What about the person in the picture?” you might ask.  Well, that person happens to be my husband and so he doesn’t count as an independent party and I don’t want him to contaminate my data. However, just in case you are interested, his criteria for chosing bread is the following, and I quote: “Something that’s natural, healthy and whole grains.”

This is where my latest, favorite magazine comes in.  I was so happy when I found it at Barnes&Nobles last Friday.  I haven’t bought a magazine in forever.  I have bought every bread book there is, however unless it was written in a font that was not appealing to me.  Oh yes, I do have bread book selection principles!  And my latest and most favorite bread book is by Josie Baker.  He seems a little strange, not unlike myself, in a fun sort of way.  But I digress.

I was so happy about my new found treasure, the “Cooks Illustrated All-Time Best Bread Recipes”, that I did not even put up a fuzz when my husband wanted to take me to “the (Shooting) Range” after work.  All I wanted to do was go home.   But then I figured, I can just sit and peruse my bread magazine in peace and quiet from the outside of the shooting gallery while my husband was practicing his shooting skills inside.

And so I happily tagged along.  And once again I found my peace in bread.

Over and Out.

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