Oh my. Since Monday I have been making meringues - I want to serve them as individual pavlovas to 125 guests of my sweet In-Laws this saturday evening at their Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration. My oven takes 12 at a time, so that's been quite labour intensive! I'm happy about it though, please don't read this as a complaint. More a prelude to another personal revelation! We talked earlier in this series of unconcise postings about how you're at the most inspired when you're tied up with something that you can't possibly leave or put off, and something entirely unconnected with craft. Well, I can now confirm this and even -reveal that routine helps me achieve far more than inspiration! - gasp - Ohmigosh that's a bit of a shocker isn't it! The number of ideas whipping around in my head are certainly equal to the revolutions of the balloon whisk that's still whipping egg whites into a froth. In the 70 minutes 'cooking' time for each batch, I've done domestic chores (sorely needed in view of the guests that are staying over after the party - we need to discuss motivation at some point!). But as day 3 of this bake off comes to a close, I realise that I've slotted into a routine and have caught myself looking forward to tomorrow - working with a timer next to me and seeing what I can fit in to each 70 minutes. I'm thinking that tomorrow I may make some cards. I've taken on a new routine and it's working! Gosh. I don't want to give you the impression that I usually wander aimlessly around the house doing nothing while I wait to be inspired and then gently waft into my craft space. No, it's slightly less fairytale than that. In the past when I've been genuinely 'working at home', a routine imposed itself and I didn't really notice; because it was working, probably. Now I'm under employed and fiddling about a bit, I realise I've come to thinking a lot about what I'm going to do, without actually doing it. Hmmm. I'm gonna work out some sort of routine for this craft thing in my head and see how it works. I'll report back.
Oh and by the way...I have 38 yolks looking for recipes other than sauces and cakes....please!