I've gotten really into cooking and baking recently. There's almost nothing I love more than getting home from a long day at work and making myself a nice dinner and dessert. I've also found that my friends love it when I make them homemade goodies as gifts.
Not only is this a fun and rewarding pastime, but it's saving me a lot of money since I don't have to waste a lot of money on going out to eat or buying gifts for others.
I spent all day on Sunday preparing my lunches for the week and making specialty cupcakes for my friend's birthday. It's surprising how tiring it can be to spend that much time baking, but I had a lot of fun with it.
After a few hours though, the heat from the oven and stove had taken over the kitchen, and it became unbearably warm. I'm lucky that the kitchen in my apartment has two large windows on either side of the stove, so I opened those, hoping that the fresh air would cool things down.
While the windows helped a little, it was still so hot in my kitchen that I considered changing into summer clothes for the rest of the day. Luckily though, that's when my roommate Veronica got home. She noticed the heat as soon as she walked in, and rather than putting up with it, went to the closet to get an electric fan.
I couldn't believe that I hadn't thought of the obvious solution! We now have the fan set up in a convenient corner of the kitchen where it can blow its fresh air on everyone, making it a much more comfortable place to bake.