Tuesday, December 31, 2013

~Tying Up Those Loose Ends.... & Some Super Glue~

I think I am ready for 2013
to be a page in the past.
The day after Christmas,
I was taking a plate from the shop fridge to the compost pile
which should have been done long ago.
Being careful not to get any of that compostable stuff on me,
I slipped on the ice, went splat & broke the plate to boot.
Not long after the slip,
I went to add a log to the fire & burnt a knuckle.
Yesterday, the all-star match between 
my paring knife and me ended with the paring knife
being named champion.
I still have my finger - it stopped at the bone.
Mr. LB grabbed the super glue he prefers
which is the liquid.  I prefer the gel.
By the way, you should keep this in your first aid kit.
It's the same thing as skin adhesive.
The glue ran down my finger and glued my wedding ring
to my finger as well as to my other fingers.
I immediately pulled my fingers apart,
and it took a little bit before I got my ring to spin,
but there will be no removing it to clean it
until my finger heals.

So, onward and upward...
The good news is that Mr. LB & I treated ourselves
to a wonderful day of skiing.
And you will be so proud of me.
I am no longer just a green circle; I am a blue square!
Not a good one, but one nonetheless.
(Mr. LB is a black diamond)
In case you don't ski, those are the levels of difficulty of the slopes.
Mr. LB was born with skis on~ my poor mother-in-law.

The other fun and yes, I do realize that I am the only one 
who would qualify this as fun, is that I have been doing 
more de-cluttering.
We have had or have been a part of 3 yard sales in the past 4-5 years,
and we will be having another this spring.
I cleaned out and am still sorting through a room full
of 'goodies' that have never really had a home.
You know...THAT room.
I also cleaned out (de-cluttered:) the refrigerator.
I know it doesn't sound like fun, but it is so nice when
I open the door, and it sparkles back at me.
Honestly, how many open jars of jelly does one fridge need?
One would think it should look like
"Sanford & Son" around here, but surprisingly,
it is the fact that I take a bag to the bargain counter
nearly every week & have the stack started
in the shop for the yard sale
that keeps it all under control.
If you have not been there yet,
there is an amazing blog in my sidebar
Jes has a fabulous and seemingly endless
supply of both knowledge and resources on the topic
of home and home organization.
Every home has its own character, and
there are so many ways that folks make it all work.
She has a way of simplifying it and
making it beautiful all at the same time. 
I am hoping to start 2014
on a slightly more organized footing~
in order to keep it simpler and
enjoy the harmony that nature provides,
and we humans mess up.
I don't make new year resolutions,
but I do have ongoing goals.
One of my goals at the moment is
A few things to prioritize:
stuff vs. space
relationships (enriching vs. draining)
time vs. events/obligations
sanity vs. rushing
health vs. convenience
There are probably more.
Feel free to add your own to the list.

I am looking forward to closing the books on 2013.
So to each of you, I wish a very blessed and prosperous

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches



  1. I've been trying to organize things around here the whole time I've been off work, and though I can tell the difference myself, a stranger would never see it! I hope you and the mister have a wonderful year ahead of you.

    1. Enjoy the difference:0) and Happy New Year to you two as well.

  2. Sorry to hear about your slip and burn and cut!!! I have had plenty of those days! And I must consider myself in your same club. To de-clutter is DIVINE fun :) . Thanks for the kind words! Happy homemaking and a new year ;) ~ JES

  3. Surprised you could end on a positive note after the start :-o. Happy New Year!!!

  4. they say things come in threes and you certainly had 3 accidents, do hope the finger is healing quickly, I wonder would super glue have worked on my font tooth that fell of my plate Xmas eve night, no photos of me over Xmas! Stlll not repaired the repair place has been closed but the dentist managed to alter the old denture so that I am using that for now!
    All the best for 2014, no resolutions made by me as I never stick to them but I have told myself no more fabric buying unless it is for a project the stash will have to remain as it is for now.

  5. You sure ended 2013 in a memorable way !
    Wishing you a healthy New Year filled with new adventures. ;)

  6. Lady!
    Ouch! I hope you stayed cozy and on the couch with a good book after all that pain! I am looking to de-clutter. When you have a yard sale at your Yard, do you get lots of people there? If you do, I am bringing MY stuff to your sale! I can't imagine that I could get rid of even a quarter of my "stuff" at a yard sale. I don't know...maybe I can!
    I am proud of you. This morning we had water issues again...different kind. A few nights ago, I dreamed that we had water flooding in three areas of the house at the same time and we had no idea where it was coming from and it was like a waterfall....I hope that was NOT a 2014 premonition! Is it the year of the water or something? Crazy! But I definitely will be de-cluttering and organizing...I am so good at the cluttering part...!!LOL Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. It is nice to know I am not just talking to myself! ;)