This was the early part of January. Bleech. Even then, we'd had too much snow and cold for way too long.
It was good weather, however, for comfort foods, like this veggie pot pie.
On January 21st, I was rear-ended at an icy intersection. Not a real bad accident, but enough to cause me some whiplash injury and my neck and shoulders giving me a bit of trouble.
Then, on February 1st, this:
On my way out to loose the chickens in the morning, I slipped on a patch of ice (that I had been avoiding for weeks), and fell and broke my right wrist. Of course. My RIGHT wrist. After 5 days of waiting for the swelling to go down, they were finally able to remove the splint and put a cast on it. For 3 weeks, at which time they would remove said cast and x-ray it and go from there. Hopefully putting a soft brace on it to heal the rest of the way. Because it was a non-displaced fracture. A nice straight across the big bone break The distal radius.
The best thing about the cast was that at least my fingers were freed. lol I was having a hard time with that splint going from almost my finger tips to my elbow. Can't do anything. This was a little better. I tried to abstain from using it, and it did hurt, so that helped some. Still...when the time came to get xrays again, the non-displaced bone had displaced. It slipped. Possibly from my overusing it and partly from the swelling going down enough to let the cast slip. Sigh...no brace for me. back into another cast. I tried to be a good sport about it...
...but when nobody was looking, I cried. Scared that because I'm in my 60's it's not going to heal. That I won't be able to do things. That they will have to do surgery and put a pin in it, because that's the next step.
Starting to feel like 2014 hates me. lol
The bottom line here is...
Aglio y Olio
Old Fashioned oatmeal Spice cake
Orange Ginger Chicken
...bottom line is, I still cook, we still eat. And I have to ask for help with so many things, it's either going to kill me or liberate me, I'm not sure which. lol
Today is March 13th. We just had what might be our last winter storm. Not as much snow as they predicted, but cold and howling winds and rainy icy mush. Yesterday temps were in the high 30's. Today is heading for 60. My first batch of heirloom seeds arrived. We are debating about the potato order. Should we just buy the locally available stuff, or pay out the nose for the certified seed potatoes. Sigh...
I smell spring in the air. It's a little chilly out there right now, but I don't care. The windows are open, the furnace is turned off. I am going to do a little cleaning. Within reason (cough).
I go back to the doc on Monday, to look again and see how things are. It doesn't hurt as much as it did (most of the time), so I have high hopes. Can't wait to get this heavy stinky cast off me. LOL The other day it smelled like garlic. :)
Hopefully I will get back to putting some new recipes on here. The oatmeal spice cake maybe for starters ? or have I posted that before...hmmm...maybe I'd better check.
Happy Spring, people !!!! 7 more days.
Bon apetit !