I had to clean up some wood that had been exposed to the weather yesterday. I started with my scraper and my spokeshave, but I wasn't really happy with my progress, so I got out my smoother plane, still tuned and sharpened from last year. Now the driveway is full of long shavings. It just zips along the full length of the pieces, sounds good and feels better!
In the course of things, I noticed blood dripping from my right little and ring fingers. I stopped to clean it up, and put a bandaid on it. I had bumped my little finger against God knows what, and opened a hole about 2mm in diameter. If the first day of the year is a harbinger of things to come, it should be a good year for woodworking.