I'm glad so many of you liked the sound of the cake. It really was very tasty, but I do like any citrus flavours.
I resurrected my bread machine this week. It had been stuck in a cupboard after I had discovered an easy handmade bread recipe. I don't like to cook the bread in there because you end up with a hole where the dough hook has been, so I just used it in the dough programme, then shaped it in my bread proving basket before baking. It was a much softer crumb and crust than the Pain Montmatre I usually make, but it sliced well. Needless to say, it didn't last long!
And now to the title of this post - As I may have mentioned, patience is not one of my strong points. When I decide to do something, I like to get on with it immediately. If, for some reason, I am prevented from immediate action, I lose all interest and the initial thought or plan, languishes in my brain causing me to feel guilty that I'm not getting things done!
This week, I have taken definitive action on just two of the 8 listed 'issues', but I already feel better for it. I know what I want to happen this year, but I also know that I cannot rush it and nor can I force outside influences to bend to my will, but if I identify the areas where I can exert my control then I will feel that I am at least partially in the driving seat again. Everyone prefers to feel in control don't they?