yesterday after a visit from the neighbour the sun began to set, i knew i had a long list of chores to do most important was filling the horses troth. I grabbed the hose that was thawing inside and made my way down the stairs when my foot got caught, i fell and i fell hard, taring my clothes and knowing that this was a big. I allowed myself one minute to yell ouch( not exactly what i said) and another to cry. then knowing that i had so much to do and if i was to stop the pain would be unbearable. i continued with my chores pushing through the pain. when i was done i entered the house, put another log in the fire and proceeded to fall a sleep for a few minutes, those who read me regular;y know i never nap so i realized it was my bodies way to deal with the pain. Both my elbow and shoulder ached and my arm felt as if was hanging. i rested as best as i could, the night was a sleepless one.
morning came i knew that i had damaged my arm pretty good, i researched on the net how to tell if an elbow was broken, making sure it was not, it was not broken. I found a sling in the first aid kit and proceeded( tying a knot with one hand is challenging) then put my muck boots minus a coat or sweater( impossible to lift arm), grabbed my wool hat and did my morning chores, the most satisfying thing was knowing i could do it, perhaps not perfectly but as you know perfect means to finish in latin and that is what i did. is it okay to say i felt proud that i could do it. then i grabbed my camera, another challenge but having worked on very long shoots before i knew how to give my right hand a break and took myself on a walk through the woods, it was beautiful the sun poked through branches as i explored. I am already feeling much better.
now i will bake bread for the week and make stuffed peppers for dinner , the house will surely smell delicious.
my stuffed peppers recipe
short grain brown rice
red wehani rice
dried bing cherries
i wing the amounts depending on how many peppers and size.
( you can use any kind of rice)
add some of the parsley and scallions. salt and thyme.
stuff peppers, drizzle oil. you can add some apple juice for more moisture( or broth)
i like to add fresh parley and scallions when i take it out of the oven and enjoy!
* k is way for super bowl weekend( for those who might wonder why he was not here)
* the most difficult thing to do with my left hand is wash my face, putt a log in the fire and typing this post-but i am glad for the practice:)!