You all are too sweet! I'm out of my funk and many thanks to a couple of you for leaving such sweet posts over the past day or so. I needed those :)
I'm back to myself again. My brother is coming over with home made mac and cheese (and my mom) for lunch, I've taken pictures of yarn, and I slept for a good 18 hours yesterday. I was coming down with a bit of a stomach bug the night I wrote my last post, so perhaps that is one reason I was in a funk. Thankfully, I was able to sleep through most of my stomach bug yesterday and woke up MUCH better today.
I vow to spend the rest of my holiday break from work in a good mood, in my PJs, and browsing through cook books for some delicious recipes (one of my favorite activities).
I actually had planned to use my bread machine a few times this week. I got one for Christmas from my sweet boy and it started smoking and smelling of burning plastic the first time I used it. I'm going to give it another shot to see if that was just some first use issues. If it does it again, it's going back to the store. I'll be disappointed, but it won't be the end of the world. I've baked great bread on my own before, but something about the bread machine was appealing... easy... simple. Hopefully it works.
Well, it looks like it's going to be a beautiful day outside. Blue skies, cold and crisp, and clear. I think I'll go make some tea, grab a blanket and a cookbook and go sit on my front porch and enjoy it.
Happy New Years Eve everyone!