Saturday, January 07, 2012

Catching Up

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.


  1. Oh, I hope that your finger has healed. I did that with my KitchenAid and it hurts.

    I agree with you on the weather. We have had some different weather and it has made for some wonderful sunrises and sunsets.

    Have a wonderful evening with your family.


  2. Wendi, You poor thing I bet that really hurt. I know what you mean about the sunrises, they are beautiful! Feel better soon.

  3. OUCH...I have Had some closealls with my Kitchen Aid. Hope you heal really soon. Stop over and say hi...and sign up to win my giveaway too.

  4. OUCH...I have Had some closealls with my Kitchen Aid. Hope you heal really soon. Stop over and say hi...and sign up to win my giveaway too.

  5. Ouch!!! I'm so glad you got your wedding ring off before it swelled up, that would have been the wost. I hope it gets better soon. We had temps in the 40's this weekend and are due to have warm temps all week for us! High 30's and 40's all week. It feels great, No snow and I have some green on our yard. Love it. Enjoy you week.

  6. We have been enjoying warmer temps here as well. I LOVE it! I pray your finger heals quickly. I can only imagine how painful that has been. I love your pictures. Sunrises and sunsets are a favorite of ours. Your daughter looks like she is having a great time flying her kite. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  7. So sorry about your mishap with the mixer, I hope it heals quickly!
    We are enjoying some unseasonably warm weather here, too. Love it!
    Have a great week!

  8. I hope your finger is healed. I have been keeping up with your blog, I just haven't had time to post. The weather has been crazy here too. We have been trying to go outside and enjoy the sunshine when we can. Glad to see you are back. I do enjoy reading your posts.



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