For the first time in my 11 year history as an educator, we received 2 1/2 days out of school due to inclement weather giving us a really long weekend. The first day was a definite day out, the second, due to too much ice on the backroads, including mine. My road is partially shaded, so there are still sheets of ice and snow all over it. The rest is like a mud pit. My car will probably never be clean again.
The break has been nice, and timely. I caught my husband's cold and have alternately laid in the recliner or on the couch for the past 3 days. I'm not dying - I just don't feel 100%. Too much sleep can be a bad thing, I've discovered. I haven't done anything I thought I would do on these special vacation days other than catch up on some DVR'ed shows and reading. I intended to sew, but I tangled with the business end of my food processor's grater blade (and it won...just this round.) My thimble finger has seen better days, but thanks to honey, the miracle drug, it's healing remarkably quick. I think I will take my husband's advice and put it in the dishwasher next time.
I decided to brave my dial-up connection and try to post at least something! So, here it is. My kitchen adventures (other than the grater blade) have been slim. My garden is still in dream form, but I'm researching every day. I just finished reading Phillip Yancy's What's So Amazing About Grace. Food for thought. It challenged my beliefs in quite a few areas. Well, let me not say beliefs, but taught and trained reactions. It should be required reading for everyone.
Ah, I hear my oven timer. I have a pan of Mary Jane's scones baking - and they are ready! Let me retrieve them and get them glazed while they are still hot! I can't wait until the cool a bit. They are wonderful any time of day, but as a mid-afternoon treat with a cup of hot tea, they can't be beat. Until next time!