Cooking can be dangerous to you health, and I think there needs to be some sort of safety alert about cooking, well especially when it comes to the cutting part. I have never professed to be a good cook, or even an average cook, to be honest I am very pathetic. My husband has always done the far majority of the cooking. Yes I have my few signature dishes, (that my kids are very sick of) and that is about all I can claim as to my cooking skills. Before you all go crazy and say you would love a husband who cooks, think again, because a husband who cooks, in my case, is a husband that makes a huge mess and does not clean up. I usually have to clean the entire kitchen after he is done, that includes the front of the cabinets and the floor. I think he watches too many cooking shows where the head chef just dumps things into pans and whips the containers in the sink for someone else to clean, he can't be bothered with the little details, like cleaning. When I cook, lets just say, the mess is minimal as I clean as I go.
So last night while making my chicken fried rice, a very easy recipe, I was dicing the onions and diced my thumb instead. Now it wasn't bad enough to make a trip to the ER, although it took about an hour to stop bleeding, and probably could have used a stitch or two. What it did was interfere with my ability to work today and to knit. Wednesday's, for a few more weeks, are my short day at work. Today I only had one little person to work with, as the other child I work with was on vacation. But the little one I had today has Cerebral Palsy, he is five years old, we work on the floor, on therapy balls and getting in and out of standing, and his wheelchair. This all involves lifting and maneuvering, not something I could do with a thumb like this, so I ended up having the day off. This also means no knitting for me until at least tomorrow. My thumb is still pretty sensitive even with a band aid on.
So what to do on a day off minus the use of my left thumb?
I just finished Rosamunde Pilcher's September, a lovely book that takes a bit to get into, but then grabs you and won't let you go, even after you are finished.
Watch storm clouds quickly dissipate.
I told you the clouds in Florida are spectacular.
Enjoy the rain pitter pattering on my lanai and pool.
Take pictures of the sock puppet I made with two little girls I work with. We had lots of fun on this activity that was very hard for them, but kept their interest.
Gaze at this beautiful yarn that was left on top of my car yesterday, in a pretty bag. This was a surprise from my friend Maggie, she was in Seattle and went by a yarn store on Bainbridge Island and thought of me. How lovely is that?
This is Socks That Rock yarn by Blue Moon. The colors are so beautiful. I think another Clapo-Ktus might be in my future.
Look who was looking at me taking pictures of the sky. My boy Max will be 9 tomorrow! Happy Birthday my sweet boy, you give me a present everyday with all the love and devotion you show this family..