Yesterday morning, I got up and started some turkey stock both on the stove and in the crockpot. Ds made stock earlier this month and it was well-liked in the soups/stews I have made recently but there is only a pint of his stock left. After the stock cooks, I put it into canning jars and freeze it up. Luckily, the weather this time of year cooperates with the cooling and freezing of the stock on the deck. I won’t ever eat anything made from the stock, as it is meat based, but I am glad to make it and know that dh and ds are eating healthy homemade food.
I did some hand sewing for quite a while in the morning. It was just the right kind of activity because I was super low energy and just finding it hard to move much. I had planned on walking the dogs, but it was cold and snowing and I just didn’t feel up to it. (I have been really cold lately.) It was a quiet kind of morning.
Mostly though, I was waiting. My bloodwork came back from Tuesday’s blood draw and I took a look at it first thing in the morning. (There is a website through the hospital that posts labs and stuff, the info show up there fast and I can check it before my doctor even sees it.) A couple of my lab values were off…This is the first time that has happened. So, I was waiting for an email from my doctor to see what she thought. Here is the message she put on the bottom of my lab results, “Heidi, Your liver enzymes (AST and ALT) are now elevated and this may be due to the stress on your liver due to inadequate calorie intake. We should recheck this at your next visit. Please let me know if you have questions. Best wishes, [Your Doctor]” I am not sure how worried I should be about this…I guess the next bloodwork check will let me know.
In the evening I had pottery class. Despite just wanting to curl up in bed to stay warm and rest, I pulled myself together and went to pottery. It’s kind of like yoga in that I love it so much that I will get there come Hell or high water. I threw my pot lid on the wheel, though I don’t have much hope that it will fire to the right size. But it was my first lid and I did my best…Maybe I will be pleasantly surprised! I also started glazing my tiles. I am painting in the glaze to color the pictures I drew…Technically, this might not work as the glaze colors may just run together when it is fired. Honestly, I am okay with that, as painting the tiles is kind of an experiment and I am not feeling like they have to come out perfect.
Here are the tiles during the glazing process. The colors of the glaze are not at all accurate, they fire and change color/darken significantly. For example the trees will fire to a dark green even though the glaze is so light.