Somewhere toward the depths of what the female DG calls the “low trough of the past summer” – where she was facing and recovering from Achilles tendon surgery and the male DG was coping with decreased mobility due to increased edema surrounding his brain tumor – baking bread for Sunday Eucharist at Holy Trinity came into their lives. Associate rector the Rev. Beth Foote had put out a call for others in the parish to bake bread according to her tried and true recipe. The resulting loaves had supplanted the bland communion wafers served by many large and small “C” catholic churches. And while the male DG was an excellent cook, he had never been much of a baker, so it was an unlikely pursuit for someone who had only one functioning hand/arm to take on. Like all things having to do with the kitchen, the female DG was disinclined to get involved – other than be a cheerleader of sorts. But somewhere in the midst of their discouraged lives came another kind of grace – a new pursuit, doing something small that makes a contribution. It soon became clear that their decades old Sunbeam Mixmaster (rarely used given its long life), was not going to do the trick when it came to mixing and kneading dough. So after a weekend of research, the new Cuisinart arrived home today, much to the delight of the kitchen rats (courtesy of another Episcopal priest, the Rev. David Perry).