I wanted one.
And then the Thermapen arrived in the mail. MY THERMAPEN. I was beyond excited. This thermometer gives an accurate 3 second reading. I have other thermometers in my kitchen drawer, but none of this caliber. I couldn't wait to try it out. A roast? Grilled chicken? Steak? It's perfect for all those things and more. Friends who know me well, though, would not be surprised to learn that the very first thing I used my Thermapen to measure was the temperature of water to proof my yeast for baking bread. I loved getting an immediate reading that I could trust.
Thanks so much to Lyndi and to Grassroots Farmers' Cooperative! We're going to be very happy together.
As happy as I am when a fun surprise like the good luck of winning comes, we all know there will be days when bad luck shows up, too. If you are a regular reader of Sugar Spice and Spilled Milk, you may have noticed I haven't posted with much regularity of late. That's because of the bad luck that parked on my doorstep.
In October, I got the news that I have breast cancer. It is in an early stage, so it's very treatable. Nevertheless, it required surgery, and radiation is looming in the near future. One reason I refer to this as "bad luck" is that no other members of my family have ever been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor said I fall into the category of "1 in 8" women who develop breast cancer, seemingly out of nowhere. My number was drawn.
Since October, much of my time has been filled with medical appointments. For a person like me who prefers to do what I want to do, this has been, shall I say, inconvenient. I suspect radiation treatments will be even more inconvenient.
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.