Thursday, December 27, 2007


Well, swell. I somehow twisted my foot the other night in the garage and now I have a pulled tendon. Left ankle, inside, just hurts so much it's hard to walk. So now I have a Vicodin and steroid prescription and orders to stay off my feet. Lovely....I have Christmas decor to take down, lol.

I was really wanting new cookware for Christmas, and my sweet husband delivered! I got a set of Cuisinart stainless steel cookware and I just love it so much. I also got some professional chef's knives. My mother-in-law gave me a really cute little Nigella Lawson salt pig to hold kosher salt for sprinkling when I cook. (fun!) and my mom gave me a Cuisinart food chopper. Yay! Funny thing that I have to stay off my feet for a week or so, I can't use my presents. I'll just have to sit and find yummy recipes to try once I'm all better, right?

I finished a new project today and I just love it. I'll be teaching it at the H.O.T.S. club retreat in February and then I'll have kits available on Etsy for purchase. I was taking a photo of it to post on here and my camera died. And I'm out of batteries. lol :) And dh won't let me walk around the house to look for some. Argh!

Gotta go eat dinner and let the Vicodin kick in. Have a beautiful evening!

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


Kell said...

Hope you feel better soon in Vicodin (Bill Engvall did a skit on that...hilarious!), and glad you had a good Christmas!!

MEchiel said...

Twisted my ankle leaving a Texans game a month ago. Totally stinks. Suddenly, random projects we have been putting off are screaming at us-taunting us when we can't get up. It takes a while to be back in action. Throw in the white towel and let your family amaze you with their "taking care of you skills". Thinking of you..get better soon!!

Diane said...

So sorry to hear your down.Hoping your on your feet again soon.

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy being off your feet & in Vicodin land, you might be able to catch up on some reading :) Just think of all the perks of being waited on :) Relax!!

Your Curly Haired Sista

Kris with a K said...

Stay on the couch with that foot up! Take time to watch the tree, etc. You'll have plenty of time to cook later. Read cookbooks, scrap mags....maybe I should come over and knit with you/teach you?? Call me at the store if you want to shop virtually! lol!

carolyn peeler said...

Hope you're feeling better soon Jen.

Sounds like you're set in the kitchen for the next while :)

KarinMS said...

I hope you feel better soon Jen!

Enjoy your new pots....we got the exact same set from my parents this year and I can't wait to use them.

Happy New Year!

Andrea Amu said...

Ahhh, Jen! That sucks! I'm sorry about the ankle injury... hope you can be up and at'em real soon.

What wonderful presents you got! Santa must know how much you like to be in the kitchen! ;)

Casii said...

Poor thing, but hey, a little Vicodin fun will help you through. Take it easy on that ankle! Think of it an a perfect reason to be waited upon like a princess!

Jana said...

Oh Girl, I'm SOOOOO sorry to hear about your ankle. :-( I know it'll be hard but please do try to stay off of it and enjoy your downtime while you have it. That other stuff can wait. Hope you had a lovely Christmaas!

Susan Beth said...

Stay off that ankle! It is so important to prevent nagging injury pain! Can't stress it enought, not that I'm really the boss of you, since you don't know me, but experience tells me to pass on the advise.

I'm being selfish because I want you better for the Inspired Artists, and I know that if you fudge and get up and around too early it could take until then or later to really get back to your self. Careful!

Hoping to meet you in April! Love your blog! Love your talent!

Crafty P said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle, but if it makes you feel any better.. today is the 10th day of Christmas! so enjoy those decorations for a few more days!