It’s been a minute huh?

Jeez sorry guys, it’s been a minute. I have been SOO busy I can’t even explain. Work feels like it’s crushing me! So much to do, so little time. Do you ever feel like that? Sorry if you do!

Cletus with soft paws
Even “the glue” got new Softpaws for Easter! It’s been a minute since we did that!

Today I’m a mad rush to get stuff ready for the holiday, even though I am not hosting this year. I am super super disappointed about that, I must admit. It took me all day just to do the Easter baskets, some laundry, run errands, clean up the house, etc….the list is endless. Most days off I feel like we all work harder than when we are at work… It’s been so busy at my day job that I can’t keep up most days.

What happened this week?

We had cocktails!

I had cocktails and some girly appetizers with my favorite person. We contemplated life, made plans, had some much needed vino, and released……stress, hardship, tired feet, and laughed a lot. I think when I get to spend time with someone as driven as myself I don’t feel so terrestrial. The older I get the more I literally can’t sit. It is the cause of many an argument at home I must admit. I can’t sit until it’s all done….or it looms over my head like sticky doom….

bottle room chardenay
We did hit the Bottle Room again, the wine is great, it’s quiet and the apps are amazing!

We are re-launching the website!!!

The website is getting re-branded. I can’t wait for you guys to see it. I had a dream of a 1970’s vibe, ultra vintage, “Wisconsin’y”, back to my youth look, for a decade!! It’s going to be pretty cool, and I must admit, I am TRULY, TRULY pumped for you all to see it. I have all the pieces now it’s time to put it together for you guys.

1970s Wisconsin license plate
I feel like my life revolves around my 1970’s Wisconsin childhood!

Got my injection!

I got my knee injected with cortisone. That’s always a dream! I will spare you pics of the needle, it’s HUGE. I am sitting here on ice writing to you…it hurts. Things don’t get better until you rest, I know. Because of this it’s ice and elevation for the rest of the day for this girl.

Dutch Oven Bread!

It’s been a minute since I’ve made this so I made some homemade dutch oven bread this morning. IT IS SO SOO GOOD! I came across the recipe during quarantine and some days I need to smell it baking to feel complete. Today was on of those days.

It's been a minute since Ive had homemade bread
Before it goes in just keep folding it to the bottom and it will form a pretty ball.

DUTCH OVEN BREAD:

3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cups of warm water

2 tsps of yeast

1 1/2 tsps of kosher salt

Mix the dough and let it sit overnight with a tea towel on top of the bowl. In the morning preheat your oven (with your case iron dutch oven sprayed with Pam inside) to 450 degrees. Bake covered for 45 minutes and then take the cover off the last 5-10 depending on your oven.

Pull out, cover with a clean towel to rest 5 and your ready to butter and enjoy with the best cup of coffee on earth. We are currently drinking Door County Coffee & Tea’s Vanilla Creme Brulee‘ and let me tell you it is THE best coffee in Wisconsin. I forget how much I love it.

Spring is HERE!!!

SPRING has sprung in Seymour. My daffodils are up, the tulips are up, and the hyacinth aren’t far behind. I am in LOVE! My flower beds are my life and I can’t begin to tell you the sheer joy they bring me. When I leave the house or come home sometimes I just sit in the street and stare. Flowers bring me to a place nothing else can.

BRING ON THE SUN!!

It’s been a minute but FINALLY the SUN is shining. It is cold as he&% right now; I think it’s 38. But she’s out in all her glory. Reminding me every day and giving me every day a reason to get up. To keep going, to stay positive, and to not forget that Sunday HE has risen for us!!! Personally, I know I need to learn to put more of my frustrations on HIS shoulders and I’m pretty sure I would be happier. I get to see my entire family, that’s been a minute also. I get to hug my nephew who I haven’t seen since November of 2019. Because of this I am so praying to God that I don’t completely fall apart and ball like a child…..

Novak clan
My parents, brother, nephew and my husband! This was Easter 2019. Seems like decades ago!

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