Saturday, January 10, 2015

The dead of winter

Winter has settled in for a long visit in Western New York.  With it has come frigid temperatures, slippery going, strong winds and gray, overcast days.

A great time to settle in on a Saturday morning and finish a good book I've been reading.  Have you read any of Debbie Macomber's books?  I love her Blossom Street books and have now read three of them.

I'm also crocheting an afghan with 6 sided granny squares.  I wasn't sure how knitting and crocheting would work with a dog in the house that loves my undivided attention!  Morgan just curls up on the couch beside me and takes a nap while I'm working with yarn.

This week I will have ambulatory surgery to remove a cataract from one eye and two weeks later, they will do the other eye.  Yes, I'm a little nervous about that but everyone I know that has had this surgery has assured me it has come a long way over the years and recovery is quick.  One person said she didn't feel anything but she could hear the surgeon singing a country song while he was working on her!  I just haven't figured out how I will survive without my cup of coffee before going to the hospital.

The harsh winter won't last forever and soon I will be on my way South for our annual cousin's reunion that we all look forward to.  This is year #7.

And I'm really looking forward to smoking meat again when the weather warms.  Last spring I bought a Weber Smoky Mountain smoker and truly enjoyed it all summer.  You don't know what you are missing if you have never tasted smoked meat right out of the smoker!

1 comment:

  1. All the best for your surgery. I'm delighted to hear you are having fun crocheting. I'm looking forward to seeing what you are making. :)

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