The big news is that my baby brother, Samuel Courage Holliman, has arrived! He’s a month old and cute as a button.
His arrival has meant a shift in household chores and responsibilities. Normal life was paused in order to give mama and baby time to settle in and rest up. We’re now trying to get everyone back on track with homeschool and work.
The biggest change for me during this time has been my new assignment: Cooking.
That’s right. I’m learning how to cook.
For those of you who know me well this might come as a shock. And I’m sure you can imagine how comical it might be when I, who knows next to nothing about cooking, gets to following a recipe.
As part of my culinary education, breakfast and dinner during the week are my responsibility.
Not to mention that this new job involves menu planning and inventory (shopping lists for grocery runs).
I want to take this moment to salute all mothers and grandmothers. The task of making and planning meals is a big one! After I sat down and wrote out my first menu and shopping list, I was mentally exhausted. Anyone who says being a mom is a no-brainer job has never written out a shopping list.
In all seriousness, I’m learning the importance of wives and mothers who work hard every day to make their homes a safe, hospitable environment.
All of that said, my cooking lessons are starting to pay off. Sure, there’s been a few mishaps along the way, but my family is very gracious. My wariness of the kitchen is starting to fade.
Cookbooks are my new best friends and I’m even thinking of getting a Pinterest account for recipe ideas.
Also, this time in the kitchen will improve the chances that my future husband will not starve when we get married.
Question: What’s your latest endeavor? And how is it challenging your thinking?