Now that the kitchen is tidy from dinner I thought it would be a good time to sit down and catch up. I have been meaning to blog for days. It seems that when I have time I am exhausted and not able to put my thoughts together and when my thoughts are together there is no time. One of the joys of living a full life! :) This probably didn't help.
I did a crazy thing on New Year's Day and caught my finger in the beaters of a mixer. Yes, you heard that right! I was getting ready to mash potatoes and couldn't get one of the beaters locked in. I meant to hit eject and catch the falling beater. Instead I hit the on button and it caught my finger and twisted it. I feel really silly that it happened.
Anyway, it hurt a lot! Luckily I pulled my wedding ring off when it happened because it immediately started to swell. Years ago I broken the same finger. I still had the plastic splint that the orthopedic doctor gave me at that time. I didn't see the need to spend money going to doctor since I knew there wasn't much to be done. It is better, but I still can not bend it any further then to make my hand into a C. I will continue to wear the splint and see how it goes.
For January the weather has been strange. The beginning of the week it was cold and blustery. A perfect day to make a pot of turkey noodle soup.
Cuddle under a warm blanket with friend and watch a favorite Bible story, David and Goliath.
Then the warm up began and by Friday it felt like a spring day.
This weather has caused some amazing sunrises.
I love stepping out for a bit of fresh air and enjoying this view as I begin my day.
It has also meant some outside time. Chuck worked a little bit on the fence and finished up one of the gates.
Megan used her outside time to fly a kite.
Even our furry friends were out and about enjoying the warmth.
I hear that the cold and maybe a snowflake or two is heading back next week. In the meantime I will cherish the glorious weather.
I am ready to settle down with a cup of tea and finish up An Amish Christmas. I hope that the week has treated you well and that you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments.