So, how’s everyone doing with their New Year’s resolutions? While I sincerely wish you all the best in your endeavours, I can’t say I commiserate. I’ve resolved to no longer make New Year’s resolutions. Because really, things that seem like such a great idea at the beginning of January rarely seem like such great ideas by the end of January. Heck, let’s get real- they don’t seem like such great ideas by the end of the week.
And you know what, I’m feeling pretty good about my decision. Because here I am, a full week into 2012, and I’m not feeling guilty about not following through with some crazy resolution. I highly recommend it. But all this not feeling guilty got me to thinking about last year’s resolution. At the beginning of last year, I decided I would become the kind of person who bakes homemade bread instead of buying it from the store. I came up with this plan that once every week or so, I’d whip up a double batch of dough (I told myself no big deal, I have a nice big stand mixer…), bake a few loaves, then keep one loaf out for the week and put one in the freezer. Not only would I always have nice fresh bread, save some money, and avoid those nasty air-filled grocery store loaves, but I could also say the sentence, “Oh, I never buy store-bought bread; I make my own.”
I will give you a moment to stop laughing hysterically at the ridiculousness of this. Continue reading