So good to see you friend. I’ve missed you. What, you ask, have I been up to during these cold grey days of January?
Well, firstly I have been “nursing” a broken arm which I acquired just as 2009 was being ushered out. Yes, yes, I was ice skating with my daughter, watching that beautiful amazing moonrise and found myself face down on the ice. I quickly popped up and tried to shake it off but knew something was not quite shakeable. Spent the evening with an icepack and pillow and visited the doctor on Jan 1 who confirmed the break. Since it is right at the bend of my elbow and because I am not a risk taking teen, the orthopede felt it best not to cast it. Woo Hoo! So that has meant no more skating (which I may have been tempted to do with a cast), or rock climbing, sledding, scone making, or shoveling(!). It’s ok really but perhaps making melon balls (cateloupe in January, Yum!) last night was not a good idea, what with the twisting and all.
I have been reading a bit more, making lists of recipes to try, crafts to start. Watched Julie and Julia on DVD, (Love, love, love it!) and a fair amount of ice skating on TV. And yesterday I taught myself to crochet. I can make a great bookmark, remember those twisty caterpillars from the ’70s? I even have a ball of the same yarn with which my grandma first taught me all those years ago. And I have recently become obsessed with the yarn aisle at the craft store. Oh to crochet something with those beautiful variegated sock yarns!
Yes, yes. I have plans for 2010. How about you?