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Learning is something which  continues until one hits the grave, one can learn from even a little kid.

My first learning experience when I came to Gander, Newfoundland, was how can I learn to make bread. Why did I of all the things would want to learn how to make bread, buy it from the super market they’d  say. If it was as easy as that why would I?

Every time I went to buy bread, I found they were moldy, it wasn’t something I’d care to buy. I came home checked ,”Better Homes and Gardens cookbook,” I found a recipe for making bread, my new friend discouraged me, ‘she said, don’t chaman, I tried twice and my loaves came out from the oven as hard as brick.’

My husband agreed and thought maybe we shouldn’t eat bread. I wasn’t going to give up I said, “If they turn out like loaves of brick, I’d give up, but let me try.”

I went ahead opened my cookbook, found the recipe and was ready to try making a few loaves of bread. Since I was new at this, I felt there are too many stages, like soften the yeast in lukewarm water, measure x number of cups of water mix with milk powder, mix the yeast with  flour, slowly add water until the flour and and yeast are combined, then knead until the dough is soft and elastic, place the dough in a large bowl, cover and let it rise  when the dough doubles punch it down, let it rise for an hour.After the hour assuming it has risen enough punch it down and divide the dough into portions, place them in  greased pans, let them rise again, after this place the pans in a preheated oven 350 degrees Fahrenheit, for thirty five minutes, after the first few minutes check to make sure it’s not too brown, when it’s light brown cover with pieces of aluminum foil to prevent burning. After thirty five minutes take the loaves out and brush them with butter.

I went through all these stages my loaves came out good enough to eat. I was pleased I won’t have to eat moldy bread.

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#Everyday Inspiration, Day Twelve: Critique a Piece of Work

Day Twelve: Critique a Piece of Work

It was not easy to find something to write on this assignment, I thought about books, movies or a piece of artwork, none of them satisfied me as I thought how much do I know about them.

I Thought of writing about a book, as I had read so many past five months. It was difficult to pick which one. Rather than waste time because I’m already late, I went to the WordPress resource page. One that caught my attention is Pet Adoption.

As I know what one goes through when deciding to adopt a pet, I felt I have more knowledge of pet adoption, than any other topic.

Two years ago we adopted two felines from the same litter, actually we planned to get one, but when we noticed the poor feline was very lonely, we bought the other one from the same litter. When the second one came the first one was very happy.We named them Gabriel and Raphael. While these felines are fun to have around, they make our going out of town challenging. We are opposed to putting them in the kennels in the city, we have seen some, how they take care of them is terrible.

We had three felines before these two, we used to leave them in the kennel, when we went on vacation, they put them in cages, have a piece of plastic litter pan which is no larger than a a foot in length and the width maybe six inches. I was sure our cats could not use these litter pans, then the question  is how do they use these pans, if not what do i.e the workers do  to take care of it.

Our previous felines were scared when we took them to the kennels, which proved they were mishandled.

At present we have two they are a Siamese. We have managed to find friends who took care of them while we were out of town. This we find  is increasingly difficult. This is one of the drawbacks of adopting pets.

We love them, they are good company but they can be very destructive, they have torn the tablecloths on the dining table, broken table lamps and never stop doing evil things, I wonder is it our fault, we did not discipline them. So shall we consider, the maxim, ‘spare the rod spoil the felines’ or ‘spare the water bottle ruin the felines.’IMG_0857the siamese breed


Daily Prompt: Phase

My response to today’s one-word prompt: Phase

We go through a variety of stages in life, some makes us happy others not so much. Things are not supposed to go smooth at every stage as the saying goes , “Man can  be happy to some extent but cannot attain perfect happiness. ”

When I look back I did all right and am thankful for it, there were obstacles along the way, I was able to fight them off. I had an optimistic approach to  whatever I did, it paid off because of it.

I’m unable to recover from the losses I suffered, but tell myself to be thankful for the good experiences and ignore the  ones that were heartbreaking.

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