March 23, 2013

In Touch

You may have noticed that I've not posted for a while.  It has not been by choice, as I have not been able to do all the things I've been used to (cooking, baking and of course, posting) and I had to sit back and learn to be patient with life and myself.

As if life wasn't hectic enough, a few weeks ago I had suffered a fall, in the house of all places :-(  which landed me in the emergency room in a a lot of pain. It turned out, I had a broken bone in my upper arm. Thankfully it was what the doctor called a "good break" ( meaning it was in a good place) but needless to say, it was still very painful. I was not able to do many things that before the accident, I took for granted. I had to rely on my husband for help. My patience was greatly tested and I had to learn to take one day at a time.  It is hard sometimes to rely on other people to do things for you. I'm not good with that at all but I had to learn to accept it. I welcomed the home cooked meal that our friends had brought over for us to enjoy as I was not able to do any cooking. I felt  very fortunate and blessed to have friends like that! Some words by Ralph Waldo Emerson that decorate a plaque I received years back from my son-in-law, says: “The decorations of a house are the friends that frequent it” Those words have a special meaning now. How true indeed.

Last week, there was more excitement taking place. This time it was all happy and joyful excitement; the birth of our second grandson. He decided to come three weeks earlier than the due date, and needless to say, it took us by surprise.... thankfully everything went well and ended well and we are all thrilled with the new addition to the family.

Here I am with my 3 day old  little bundle of joy.

So, hopefully my arm is going to heal soon and I will be able to resume my activities in the kitchen.…and with Easter coming soon, I am looking forward to do some cooking of our favorite Easter dishes....  I have to say, I can hardly wait to be able to entertain again Smile .

Until next time, (when hopefully, I will have a recipe for you) enjoy doing the things that  bring you joy,  (cooking and baking and trying out new recipes :-)  keep safe (in the house too) and be happy!
Leia’s Culinary Treasures


  1. Speedy recovery Leia and congrats on your new grandson!


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