Suffice it to say that life hasn't been easy lately. There's been health stuff and family stuff, and going back to work (it's been over a year) stuff and well, LIFE stuff.
I didn't do any new projects in April. Adding something more to my plate was an impossibility. Sometimes that's just the way life is and we just have to accept that the best thing we can do is to maintain the status quo.
I got another Christmas gift done. This is a cardigan for a special woman....I really hope that she enjoys it. I'm just finishing up a pair of Christmas socks for one of my sons. Then I'll be moving on to another shawl. I was going great guns for awhile but seem to have lost some steam. I'll have to ramp things up a bit and get back on track.
I had my grandson for an overnight last Friday. So much fun to spend time with him. We ate ice cream, watched movies, he drew lots of pictures of different characters and I cut them out for him. and I made him french toast in the morning. Just like when he lived here. He's growing so fast and changing so much. He'll always be my little bear though! Grandchildren are so precious.
I saw a duck swimming in the creek near the house last week. And today I noticed that the trees are finally budding! And we've had a few bulbs bloom in the garden. Spring looks like it's finally, actually here.
I cooked up a pork tenderloin Sunday night. I just drizzled it with olive oil and sprinkled it with a roasted garlic and pepper mix. Baked at 425 for 22 minutes and it was perfect! I served it with a salad of beet greens, kale, broccoli slaw. Drizzled with an avocado herb dressing and topped with feta, roasted quinoa and almonds. Probably the best meal I've made in the last month. Might even be one of the ONLY meals I've made in the past month!
It took too long to recover from the surgery and the post-op infection that followed. Then there was the house painting to contend with (just the kitchen, bathroom and stairwell left!). The strained and swollen knee. Going back to work. Gastro. Crohn's flare up. Pain. Exhaustion. This has been my reality for the past month. But all's well that ends well.....and I've come through to the other side.