Sunday, November 25, 2012

Upper Crust; Lower Crust

Tanya was bored because it is too miserable to work outside and finish off her garden for the winter by putting dirt around the roots of her rose bushes.  She is already perusing the gardening websites on the internet.  So she phoned Lina to meet her and I drove her into Zhovti Vody to go shopping.

The two of them wandered from store to store for a couple or three hours.  Lina needed new winter boots so it gave them something definite to look for.

I went home and continued turning numbers into pictures.  I have about 30 pages of charts and tables and other information for my report but can't get a story line clear in my head to write it up which is frustrating.

On my way home from town, I stopped to buy bread.  It was still warm from the bakery oven and is home-made just like "mother used to make".  Not really.  My mother made wonderful brown bread from home ground whole wheat flour.  I wouldn't say the loaves were heavy but you could fire one through the side of a wooden ship with a small cannon.

Tanya loves the bread crust.  If I buy two loaves of bread it is not unusual for find the ends missing from both loaves if she has made herself some lunch.  And sometimes not only the ends are missing but the top, sides and bottom too.  I get to eat the middle of the loaf.  Tanya says she does this out of thoughtfulness for me because I am old and have not good teeth.


5 comments:

  1. You're lucky to have such a selfless wife. :-)

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    1. The sacrifices she makes for my well being are just humbling.

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  2. The ends of homemade bread are the best part especially if it's still warm from the oven.

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    1. I know. If I weren't such a gentleman, I would eat them myself.

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  3. Funny George Carlin had a bit about bread that I can relate to. He said you always dug down in the bag to get to the good bread. It was something we did here as kids because our bread is so bad. First they take all the nutrition out of it and leave us with some white doughy mess that resembles bread. Only wish I could try some of that Russian black bread but my teeth aren't good either.

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