Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Fall Down, Go Boom

Well, what’s been going on since I last wrote? For starters, I’ve been sick since Christmas night. I’ve had that stinkin’ cold that hangs on for weeks and am just starting to feel better. Since I was feeling better this morning, I decided to start cleaning up the disaster area that is my kitchen. We won’t talk about the bedroom. It may need to be cut off and thown away at this point. To this end, I got out my kitchen stepladder in order to put away some things including a wonderful bread maker that my friend Katie gave me. Unfortunately, while I was carrying the bread maker up the ladder, I caught my slipper toe on the step and fell. I’m okay though a little bruised and sore. There are a few advantages to being fat. One of them I’ve noticed over the years is the cushioning it provides when I fall down. You always have to look on the bright side!

The bread maker is not doing so well. I broke the hinge that holds the lid on. Fortunately, I think I can still use it and if not, it shouldn’t be too hard to get a new lid.
So, the first thing I did after figuring out I was pretty much okay was make a chiropractor appointment. I’m fairly sure my left hip and shoulder as well as my neck are going to need some attention. The next thing I did was pick up that bread machine and get back on that ladder (without my slippers this time). Gotta get back on the horse that threw ya’. I did get the bread machine successfully put away as well as some other things.

In other news, I finally got a new camera yesterday! I went with a Canon Power Shot A630 which I got from Newtonville Camera. I was really pleased with their service and knowledge of their products. Plus, I like to keep my money local as much as I can. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful advice and recommendations. I felt like I went in with a much better idea of what I wanted than I would have otherwise.

I just tried to upload some pictures but Blogger doesn't seem to be doing that right now. I'll try again later.

I did finish the sweater on 3’s. I gave it to Jess the day after New Year’s. I thought it was a bit small for her but she refused to give it up. If (when) I make her another sweater, I’m going to make it a bit bigger with longer sleeves and some short rowing in the shoulders. She tends to hunch a bit and the sweater was riding up about an inch in the back. I think I could have done a better job but she just loves it so we’ll call it good.
That’s it from here today. I’m going to go see about some lunch and probably some Advil. Have a good day everyone!


Elizabeth said...

blogger was giving me fits about uploading pictures. I suddenly noted a new checkbox at the bottom - they want you to agree to their revised terms-of-service before they take pictures. After that it worked fine.

knittingboykit said...

If you can't fix the bread machine, I'll bring you mine--I use it about once a year, and could probably have my mother-in-law's if I wanted it!

ZantiMissKnit said...

OUCH! So sorry to hear about your fall! I hope you are okay.

I had that cold, too; it started on Christmas Day and held on until this past weekend. It's finally gone!

Anonymous said...

Newtonville Camera is good people.

I have a broken bread machine, not because I dropped it, but because it walked itself off a counter. I set the machine run overnight to make some rye bread. The dough was just too heavy. The machine started shaking and gradually moved. About 2 AM, what was that crash?

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