Sunday, January 8, 2012
So I'm finally gonna take this little pipsqueak (and his brothers, of course) to meet the family "out west." And I'm taking them by myself. *Deep breath* Yeah, it'll be an interesting trip. I'm really looking forward to being there, just not the getting there part. And I'd just as soon go for the whole month of February, instead of two and a half weeks of it, if it weren't for the fact that Nathan will be here all by himself the whole time.
I think I might have to spend the whole month of January getting ready to go. I need to get out the next size of clothing for Andrew, if not Evan as well. And I need to fill the freezer with bread and easy meals for Nathan.
Hey, has anyone noticed how awesome this winter is so far? At least in my neck of the woods, it's more like late March than early January. And it's fine with me. Well, except that the maple sap is running, and that makes us a little concerned for the surgaring season this year... But otherwise, fine. The ground isn't frozen? Fantastic. No snow? Here, let me try to shed a tear... nope, can't. We got to go play outside yesterday. In fact, I poked onion sets in the ground. AND I picked cilantro from my cold frame. In January. Wheeee!
My Frankenfinger is healing well. The skin flap that the doc stitched on took quite well (no gangrene is a good sign, right?) and Nathan took the stitches out for me about a week and a half ago. It's still very tender, and the fingernail is now starting to compete with the skin where my cuticle used to be and I'm hoping that will all work itself out okay. I still keep it covered most of the time just to protect it, but I'm trying to leave it uncovered a little each day as well. It's harder than you might think... It's so sensitive and I feel all naked and exposed and even a little freaked out when the bandage is off. I still don't use that finger at all, either. I just hold it out of the way while I'm doing things, and I've adjusted to typing and playing hymns at church without it. Eventually, I suppose I will reintegrate it into my life again. It has occurred to me that flute and whistle playing is out for the time being. Not that I ever get around to taking out an instrument anyway... Hrm.
Aaaaand I simply cannot think of a clever way to end this. So. This is awkward. I guess I'll just...