Seven stitches in the leg. Sling for the arm. Large bottle of Vicodin to add to the stash that I'm collecting for that big day. But I didn't break anything. I hurt all over, am black and blue, and generally feel like I've been on the bottom of a rugby scrum.
And we're expecting 10 inches of snow.
And the polar vortex returns in a few days. We had two days of 38 to 40F. I felt almost sane. But soon we'll be back into the "highs" being below zero. I need to move.
I still don't know what I gashed my leg on. There was blood all over the snow, but no obvious sharp thing around. It's a mystery. I'm current on my tetanus shots, so I'm covered there. Have you ever read a description of lockjaw? Sounds like something the Spanish Inquisition would have liked in their toolbox.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Did you know that Fiestaware is made in the U.S.? I'm buying a little bit every other payday. Macy's has it and it's often on sale plus Macy's sends out a ton of 15% off coupons if you sign up for their emails. I now have six place settings (dinner plate, salad plate, mug, and the pictured bowl) and five little fruit bowls. I also have two vintage Fiestaware bowls in a sort of faded peach that I love. I would like to have 8 place settings and matching little fruit bowls, and some of the ancillary pieces like the pitcher, platters, chili bowls, etc. I'd like to be out there collecting the vintage Fiestaware -- love the old colors -- but it's a bit pricy in the antique shops these days. Also, I am very hard on dishes.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
A cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. Most delicious things. I've gone off water in the last couple of weeks (I know, that's like saying I've gone off air; various ancestors are rolling their eyeballs in disbelief), and I needed something to jazz it up and get me back drinking my usual.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
All the way down Furness Parkway there were these distinct tracks amid the plethora of dog, rabbit, and boot prints. A long swoosh followed by a paw print. But only one set, no matching alongside. I wonder what made them.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
It's only the second week of February. We've got months to go. Never has a Minnesota winter seemed so long. My lips are permanently chapped. My life: all hunched into my best wool scarf in my car with the defroster roaring on my way to PetsMart to walk my dog up and down the aisles, up and down the aisles, because the wind chill factor is -24F.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
I'm here to have my eyes checked by a specialist. I'm nervous. Worried about the possibility of bad news. But I have to find out.