I actually did all of these thing today, including baking a loaf of whole wheat bread. It was a very simple recipe (3 c. flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp yeast, 2 T. molasses, 2 T. butter, 1 c. warm milk, about 1/2 c. warm water), and I think it over-proofed a little (the loaf is somewhat flat) but it is delicious. I steamed it (i.e. I put a pan of water in the oven beneath it) which gave it a really nice crust.
What can I say, I’m a runner, I like my carbs.
I also really appreciate the tired, happy feeling I get after a really intense run (10.2 miles in 14 degree weather, e.g.). I’ve been moving slowly but efficiently through my afternoon ever since I came back, relishing the slight soreness of my muscles. Now that the comic is done, I’ll go work on my novel for a while (I’ve also done the dishes, made some soup in addition to the bread, and done a load of laundry).
Some of the web comics I read, their authors have said, “I have so many cool things planned for the next year, I hope you stick with us.” I do echo the first sentiment – people reading is one of the main reasons I keep at this – but I can’t say for sure what’s planned for Em oi! It’s a diary comic for one, and so I don’t know what will happen in the next year and be chronicled. And for another, I get bored, and when I write out more than a handful of scripts in advance I tend to decide the later ones are irrelevant or dull and move on to the next thing. So who knows what will happen? But it is going to be a pretty big year for me personally as well as my various sidekicks, so I hope you’ll stick around. It should be pretty cool.