Because I wasn't fully with it on my birthday to celebrate it with my family, we waited until Sunday to celebrate it. It was an excellent day, and I got awesome presents. I didn't ask for much - of course baking supplies were included in it. And I got the cookbook I've been waiting for - Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts. I of course have already flagged everything I want to make in the book, and pretty much over half of the book is flagged for things to make right away....other things are going to be saved for when holidays and occasions roll around.
I go back to see my doctor on Friday and will get my stitches out then and see what's going on. I'm hoping that this is the beginning of the end for me. It's been a long road to this point (3 years out of work) and I'm ready to get back into things. And a lot of my friends have been saying that it's time for me to start my baking career and I'm really thinking about it a lot. I have accepted the fact that my massage career is over, I still can't feel half of my elbow and with this new scar on my wrist/palm, it has become clear that it's time to move on to the next phase of my life. The question is do I open my own place or start it out of my kitchen and work my way from there? Not really sure, but lots of thinking to do. And I'm hoping to get back to baking next week. I've got a huge list of things to make - and now it's gotten longer thanks to my new birthday presents :)