25 November 2011

things i'm loving . . . 'lazy days at home'

Greetings all,
Sick of my carpal tunnel issues yet??  I am, why did i wait 8 years for it to be THIS bad.  A new low today, my hands have swollen & i can't wear my wedding bands, sigh, they are on my pinkie, it's just not the same.  I've never suffered swelling, even 9 months pregnant with twins in tropical Summer!!  Um, it even hurts my hands to turn the pages of magazines, yes, Princess Precious!!  I'll see the surgeon soon & then book surgery, thank goodness for private health insurance & speedy waiting lists.
 So this week Things I'm Loving with PaisleyJade is to really step back & rest my hands, with some quality magazines, turning pages with my left hand (i'm right handed, my right is worse).  This lambie is pictured on a lush Christmas Tree farm in Tasmania, of course!!
 I even bought Little One magazine, despite an article on horse face Catriona Rowntree.
 Sometimes dinner comes in a frozen box via the oven, not often, my children don't like plastic food, but this calamari, spring roll & beer battered fish combo saved me mid week. 
 I'm forcing my love of dill & coriander on the children & they can't say there wasn't anything green on the platter??!!
Chocolate money is not a tradition from my childhood but they remind my husband of his late mummy.  How cool they now make Australian currency & notes!!

I'm trying to train my tomatoes to grow on the hedge this Summer of maximum sunshine. 
 The agaves are flourishing in their new leaky champagne barrel, perfect!!
So as i'm sorting through Christmas lists & parcels to Afghanistan, i'm taking care of myself too.  Love Posie

21 comments:

Jane said...

Sending you a huge hug, Jennie. I wish I could wave a magic wand over your poor hands. J x

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

I do help you get a surgery date quick. It must be horrible. Thinking of you. C xox.

cheryl @ nefotlak. said...

oops - *hope
(read before you hit send cheryl!!)

Jane said...

Jennie, I am so sorry to hear of the pain you are in. I do love your mag collection. i subscribe to aust country style and recently bought my first copy of Frankie. I hope your loved ones will look after you well. try and have a happy weekend. Jane x

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Wish I lived closer _ would drop over a batch of homemade cookies or maybe a bacon and egg pie. Chocolate money always reminds me of my childhood too - a christmas treat. Thinking of you and good luck for the specialist appointment.

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear your hands are giving you such grief. I dont know how you have put up with it for so long either. My wrists have only been playing up for a few months and it drives me nuts.

Hope you get them fixed up really soon, and take care

Lynley said...

Oh no, I hope the surgery comes round quickly! I too am a big fan of dinner from the freezer some nights.

The Moerks said...

Hi Jennie, nice haul of mags you have there. I just bought Country Style at the supermarket. I am going to save it for later in the weekend when I can chill and enjoy it. Ness did the clay tags on the tree, isn't she clever. Take care.

Alison said...

Sorry to hear that your hands are so painful. I had that when I was pregnant and it was terrible, thankfully it went away after birth.

Nice mags to cheer you up and sometimes brown packet food just works.

Best wishes

Catherine Carter said...

Was in the shop yesterday and only just heard the news about your hands. Sending you all prayers and the biggest wishes that your surgery goes well, when that happens, and that all goes well for you generally. We treasure so much the quilts you made for us, and use them every day. We like to play a game with all the different colours and squares, every day the kids say "I've never seen *that* one before." Keep well!

Tammi said...

Hugs!! I would be completely lost without the use of my hands so I am hoping the surgery is done soon and that you have a speedy recovery.
You do have a delightful selection of reading material there :)

x

Amy said...

Ouch! Hope your wait isn't much longer Jennie!

Take care in enjoy your mags! I like the selection you have there!

Amy xx

zigsma said...

Hope your hands heal well and quickly. You are the queen of garnishes.

Lib said...

Hey lovely lady! Can't remember so tell me to shove my advice up my you know where...but does giving your hands 5min dips in ice cold (ie really cold water w/ ice in it) help you manage the inflammation???? Trying to conjure up some magical powers to relieve your pain :)
Thinking of you and hope you are enjoying your mag's!!

Mum on the Run said...

You are being super positive considering your position and pain.
I've experienced a fraction of what you are - and it took everything I had to maintain some degree of sanity.
Hope you get relief soon.
:-)

Shelley @ My Shoebox Life said...

Hope you're feeling a little better and have good news from the surgeon. Have a lovely weekend, hope your gorgeous family are looking after their Mum! xx

Sam said...

You're one brave lady, putting up with such pain, must be so frustrating for you. Hope it gets seen to quickly, so you can get back to doing the things you love :)

PaisleyJade said...

Love your list, despite your struggle. All my love and prayers!!

cheeky textiles said...

hi darling you are so wonderful.. 4 kids amazing really how do you do it ... you are too nice...xxthinking of you lots..xx

cheeky textiles said...

You are too lovely.. i don't know how you do it. superwoman..take care xx thinking of you always a pleasure to read what you are up to and into,,..xxstaceyx

Amanda said...

You poor love, it must be so painful! Glad you have lots of good mags to cheer you up though. Love the chocolate paper money - haven't seen those x