Really! Just very brain dead.
The co-worker who had medical issues is back to work, however he shouldn’t be. I’m not entirely sure if he didn’t explain his job very well to the doctor, if the doctor didn’t believe him, or if the doctor is an idiot. To be fair, I’ve found that when you tell your doctor that you work at “big box store with orange aprons” they hear “I’m a cashier” no matter what you say afterwards. I now tell my doctors that I work in a warehouse. It’s a much more accurate description of what my job entails when it comes to physical demands. So yah. At any rate, I’m still working his job, hopefully only for another week, but I’m not holding my breath. I’ve now found that the management’s apathy in regards to the folks on the sales floor is totally beaten out by their apathy towards the folks working in the receiving department.
At home I’ve been experimenting with sourdough bread again.
As much as I like a good homemade sourdough I’ve struggled with it in the past. Struggled to keep it alive, struggled to use it, gotten frustrated by the discard-feed cycle.
This time around I armed myself with King Arthur Flour’s list of recipes for discarded sourdough. Reminded myself that even if I didn’t want to do a true sourdough bread I could always add a scoop or so to my regular bread recipe. And made a very interesting discovery about keeping it alive. Every sourdough recipe out there says that once you get past the initial buildup you can use white flour to feed your sourdough. And this is technically correct, you can. However, feeding your sourdough starter with whole wheat results in the happiest sourdough starter EVER. Wow. So my sourdough starter is whole wheat. It was an accident, I ran out of white flour and somehow forgot to buy more at the store, so shrugged and fed it with whole wheat, and wow!
isn’t that pretty? That is a true sourdough bread, no added commercial yeast. Specifically its KA’s No Knead Sourdough. This particular loaf will be going with me to the family Easter party tomorrow. Yum.
On the subject of spring: FB reminded me that on this date last year I got snow, so I’m delighted by the green grass I’ve got today. In addition the Bluebirds are definitely nesting, though as of yesterday afternoon there were no eggs yet. And I’m back to trapping House Sparrows.