It's been a while since we had a heart-to-heart so let's catch up!
Currently I am recovering from my 7th surgery in 9 years. This last surgery (ohhh, please be THE LAST) was to remove the titanium hardware from my knee that was used to attach my new ACL in surgery #6. The hardware you see in the above photo is not leftover from an Ikea cabinet, it's what came out of my knee! I am in awe and completely baffled as to how all that fit inside my little knee.
I have found a new yogurt obsession! You know how much I love my Fage Plain Greek Style yogurt (with honey), it's by far, in my most humble opinion, the best Greek yogurt on the market. Well.... now they are selling it in prepared flavors like vanilla, cherry & peach! Same velvety, thick texture, now with delicious flavorings already mixed in. They call it "Fruyo" and since it's so new it can be hard. Try Whole Foods, that's where I found it!
I just have to get this off my chest, and don't worry I won't put out any spoilers in case some of you are not completely caught up on the season finale of Downton Abbey but JULIAN FELLOWS SHOULD BE HORSE WHIPPED! There, I said it. I feel better now. (Julian Fellows is the writer of the show, and he's not my favorite person right now.)
And speaking of Dame Maggie Smith (Downton's Dowager Countess Violet Crawley of Grantham) my cousin and I went to see her in the movie "Quartet", directed by Dustin Hoffman and it was truly delightful! The cast is packed with silver screen and stage veterans (Dame Maggie, Michael Gambon, Billy Connoly) and the script is funny but will touch your heart at the same time. I'm excited for it to come to DVD this spring so I can watch it again.
One of the few perks to lying around waiting for the swelling in your knee to go down is you get a ton of reading done. I finished off the book Divergent by Veronica Roth and I have to tell you, I kinda liked it. If you liked the Hunger Games and are looking for something similar, this is a good option. I can't say I was quite as engrossed as I was in the Hunger Games, but the plot puts forth some good food for thought. I liked it enough to order the 2nd book in the series.
The sun has been peeking out here and there and the days are beginning to warm up, finally. That has me thinking about the vegetable garden. Tomatoes are definitely going to be on the list. And of course my annual forest of basil. I still have a few cups of last summer's homemade pesto in the freezer, that's how much basil I was able to get from my plants last year.
So that's what has been on my mind the past few days, sitting around, waiting for this leg to get better. What's been on your mind?