“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast!” – White Queen, Alice in Wonderland.
Six impossibly awesome things.
I can’t believe it’s already March! While my birthday month always seems to sneak up on me, this year’s been a little crazier than usual: I had jaw surgery almost two weeks ago, so its arrival feels even more sudden than usual.
As we wait for Spring to rear its head and relish the increasingly warmer days, I’m recovering indoors. The first week after surgery flew by in a haze of sleep, medicine and more sleep, and I barely remember most of what happened, which is thankful, since the first week is the hardest to get through. This week has been a lot easier. My swelling’s slowly going down, feeling is returning to parts of my face, and I’m now able to eat soft foods, which means I have more energy and can function like a normal person.
I’m spending my free time reading and writing, and even venturing outside for some fresh air. I’m talking small trips- yesterday I took a walk near the Hudson River, and today I had a leisurely browse in Sur La Table and made a quick stop at a juice place for a smoothie. I’m trying to take it easy and not overstretch myself- someone who doesn’t know me might not be able to tell that I just had surgery, but I still don’t feel like I’m back to myself, and have to remind myself to take small steps every day. Which is a good motto for life in general- realistically, no one goes from 0 to 100 real quick 🙂
I still have a long way to go in terms of a full recovery (which can take up to a year) but so far, everything is going really well and exactly as I expected, which I’m really grateful for.
In other news, my birthday’s coming up, and then Purim’s next, so I hope to be back in the kitchen soon, baking some treats for the season.
Enjoy the good weather and have a wonderful week! And let me know what’s been happening in your life lately in the comments below.
∞ These ranunculus from a get well bouquet were too pretty to throw out, so I’m pressing them between the pages of a cookbook ∞
∞ A lone seagull at the pier, from my walk yesterday ∞
∞ Cookie making scene from a few weeks ago ∞
∞ This light, bright and springy bouquet is getting me excited for the blooms to come! ∞
∞ My cousin introduced me to kumquats and I fell in love with their tiny size and sour tang. We’re eating lots of citrus these days, including blood oranges! ∞
∞ I studded these incredibly fudgy (ok, and slightly underbaked!) brownies with raspberries and they turned jammy and sweet during baking. To make them, double Alice Medrich’s brownie recipe, add 4 oz. of chopped chocolate to the batter and top with 1 cup of raspberries before baking. ∞