21 November 2011

my stay-at-home week plans . . . feeling a bit sore & sorry for myself

Greetings all,
On this waiting-for-surgery-roller-coaster to fix my carpal tunnel ridden hands, after 10 years of sewing every day, i have to find new things to fill the void (& blog about).  Basically my hands are numb in the morning, i come home via the gym & ice them.  Today i needed bubble wrap to ship out some orders from my huge on line sale & had this sudden hankering for rice paper rolls.  They are so cheap to make from scratch.
 The rice paper spring roll sheets & noodles = $5 & the prawns about $4 for 450gm.
 A BBQ chicken on special $9, how gross does shop bought seasoning look??  Especially with my finger prints in it. 
 Felt pretty smug as i walked straight past the herbs at the supermarket, knowing i had a herb shrubery at home.  Dill haters need not comment.  I have 2 mega dill bushes & 3 coriander, i've never been this successful with growing these delicate beauties before. 
 I picked a colander full of dill, coriander, parsley, mint, shallots, basil & oregano (i know, just like how the Vietnamese make their rice paper rolls, if they were in Italy!!) 
 Setting myself up for a week worth of delicious lunches & afternoon-hand-resting-movie-watching, i got all these movies for under $12!!  I miss so many movies, so on $1.95 day i can catch up.  Don't worry, i'm not turning into a lardy lounge potato, a movie is great way to pass time on the treadmill, i do hill climbs with my hand on ice, brilliant!! 
 Now to bundle up these orders in bubbles & post out this afternoon on the school run.
 Big sellers are the French Style suitcases, Ladybird note pads, Kristen Doran screen prints, Divine Twine, Dumpling Dynasty tins & Rosie Flo colouring books - all on special!!
Do you ever visit Australian Women on line, there is a nice interview about me, love Posie


The Moerks said...

I like the look of those movies Posie. Bridesmaids is hysterical. Save that one for when your hands are really sore. I guarantee you will nearly be peeing your pants.

Jennie said...

Brilliant interview Jennie!
(and loving all your herbs - especially the coriander!)xx

ally said...

I think a photo of you hill climbing with your hands on ice is needed!!
I love your Italian version of rice paper rolls
Off to read the interview

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

I actually bought Bridesmaids, i saw it at the movies & really enjoyed it!!
Not sure why i watch so many mushy light RomComs but they make me smile & cry & thank my lucky stars i've been madly in love with my husband for um, 18 years!! Good grief we're getting old. At least the video movie hire account is under his name, so i don't look entirely desperate & lonely, hiring all these wedding movies alone. Love Posie

LatteJunkie said...

Thank you for convincing me that rice paper rolls are easy to make! I will try them now.

Enjoy your movies and I think I'll try to do the treadmill and movie thing too :D

CHD said...

Great article. Very interesting. You are quite inspirational. Hope you get your hands sorted soon. CT is miserable. Have you tried hand splints over night? They can help sometimes. Cx

Libby said...

Fantastic interview Jennie...as usual the real you comes across beautifully - approachable and not full of yourself :) You are such an inspiration, well done!!

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Thanks for the great comments on the interview!!
As for hand splints, i've been sleeping in metal ones for 8 years now, nothing screams sexy in the budoir like splinted hands. Good thing my babies slept through the night early, changing a nappy is not easy with your hands splinted flat. Love Posie

Mum on the Run said...

I admire your strategies for battling the frustration you must be feeling - not to mention the pain.
I'm loving the image of you conquering hills with your hand iced in the comfort of your own home.

Anonymous said...

Get those hands fixed girl, you wont know yourself, a gf had hers done a month ago...instant relief!!

Jan Maree said...

Ooh rice paper rolls and some good movies - you got good taste lady! Sorry about the sore hands.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

So glad you are keeping motivated Jennie. Hope you can enjoy the change in pace.
♥ K

MultipleMum said...

Congrats on the interview. I really enjoyed it! I am ashamed to say that I have never been to your website before. I wanted to check out your Patchwork Quilts but alas I will have to wait until after the surgery. Best of luck with it. I will watch your progress with interest (I may follow closely in your footsteps...) x

Tiff said...

Jennie, you are an inspiration! Rest up and get those hand better! Don't do too much exercise as you watch those movies... wouldn't like you to spoil their relaxing effect! X

ClaireyHewitt said...

I got my lovely parcel today, thank you! And my dill is still not growing, my basil just hanging in there but my coriander looks like it might grow. I do also have three passionfruit looking like they may become edible!

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hey - wishing your hands well.
LOVE Dumpling Dynasty!
off to find that interview...fee x

TexWisGirl said...

hurry up, surgery! :)

Alison said...

So sorry to hear about the pain level with your hands, hope surgery is happening very soon! Are you waiting on a waiting list?
Brilliant interview, what an talent you are! And you make it all sound so very easy!
Thanks for the lovely sale, I may have snavelled a few things for the stockings. xoxo