Second, I'm headed outside to begin picking up sticks and carrying tree limbs off to the wood pile. I'm just going to sort of start cleaning up the outside. Oh, there will be more to come, but this way there will at least be less to do at each stage of clean-up.
Third, I've had almonds sitting and soaking the appropriate amount of time so I need to be about making some almond milk and flour today, as well.
Fourth, I'm opening up my windows for fresh air. The house has been closed up so tight for the last several weeks and as you all know, I'm sure, that just traps any bad germs in the house and also creates stale air and for those of us that like to breathe - that's not good news!! So turn your heat off, watch your indoor thermometer and don't let it get too cold inside; but open up those windows for a little while and let some fresh air in.
Fifth, I'm going to make some potato starch. I've used flour and cornstarch my whole life as thickeners for soups, stews and gravies, but with all the GMO information coming out about corn I've decided to switch to potato starch; plus as an added benefit, it is gluten free. It's time-consuming but not at all that hard, and if and when I finally get started I'll try to document each step so you too can have virtually cost-free potato starch for your pantry.
Sixth on my list is the possibility of cooking over the fire ring outside and it is merely a possibility. I probably won't get to this simply because my stamina isn't exactly what it used to be. Even making the potato starch is iffy. After bending over, picking up sticks and limbs and carting them off to the wood pile all day, one isn't exactly in the mood to even think about cooking, let alone trying her "new thing" so it's on the list but . . .
Well gotta get on it. Talk to you later!