It has been said that impact injuries become most painful days after the trauma. Where initial symptoms consisted of pain, debilitating stiffness, localized muscle fatigue and swelling I could at least force myself to continue being mobile. Today walking errands, however, was a much more shocking realization.
This was reminiscent to a sporting injury years back and I was terrified with the sudden onset of pain, instability, and complications. Of all places, I stopped to sit down out front of a pain clinic. They were too busy to see me today but had made time to treat the pain, thankfully without prescription (no need to travel elsewhere).
Electrical stimulation. No idea how it works but it certainly made all the difference.
It might be a hairline fracture in my hip. Won’t know for sure until much later. In the mean time I’ve stocked up on books, smithing supplies, assorted skeins, and baking ingredients prior to the injury. All of which demand a great deal of sitting on my part. So there’s that. 6 months ago
- mascarpone cheese
- bitter beverage, cold (coffee, chocolate, etc)
- icing or quick dissolve sugar
Optional flavorant (extract : vanilla, almond, hazelnut, etc)
Before serving, let Pound cake or Brownies cool completely. Garnish with lightly dusted quality cocoa powder or skor bits. 6 months ago
Spring cleaning is in order.
Organic waste from the laboratory is being pitch. Years of gardening decimated by the icestorm. Miscellaneous junk from storage. Broken appliances and electronics.
Now sorted, stacked and readied, it’s time to have it hauled off. 6 months ago
Visually descriptive. Great source of creative insight. Several adaptive applications. Instructional. Clear and inspiring.
For those who enjoy personalizing articles of clothing or just wonder how it’s done, this is a great book, if only to flip through. Featuring machine pleating, Free-motion sewing that allows for “drawing,” website link-up to her official page and gallery (includes free workshops, etc), ribbon/trim folding, ruffles, decorative gathering, quilting techniques and so much more.
Should you happen to have an old sock or scrap fabric, this book will make you feel like a professional in idle study.
http://ruthsinger.com/ 6 months ago
As far as books go, it was worth reading I just didn’t enjoy it. 6 months ago
Now, graduate school :D 6 months ago
+300 pages read while waiting to meet up with a loved one. 18 books to go.
People on route appeared to enjoy the book as well. Several heads tilted and mouths mumbling words as I turned the pages. I giggled when eyes widened from reading over my shoulder at the thoroughly illustrated book I was read of smithing, followed by self conscious darting eye-contact and a general nod of intrigue.
Who would have thought it; public book reading makes people friendly.
I figure if I can’t get out enough I might as well have something to read. 6 months ago
For whatever reason I need to refile specific documents. 6 months ago
Atom : nuclear infatuation from the radium girls to Fukushima
by Robert J. Johnson
The Synagogues of Britian and Ireland
Get into Graduate School : A Strategic Approach for Master’s and Doctoral Candidates
Fabric Manipulation : 150 Creative Sewing Techniques
Savvy : Dealing with People, Power and Politics at Work 6 months ago
With a bead of water, I can observe approximately 50x. It’s possible to increase that magnification (thank you Star Trek) with several tiered lenses. 8 months ago
Now is probably not the best time to launch a small business. And yet I have.
Taxes are due soon.
More birthdays than I care to count.
March break and business travel plans.
Registration, training, certification, renewals.
With any luck, moving forward with each of these things will mean that I can pitch the outdated and afford to get rid of the junk.
Isn’t that the way. Come sping, it’s cleaning time. 8 months ago
Some of the subject matter is jarring and yet I found myself unable to put the book down for long. 8 months ago
A family favorite! With it’s familiar frozen dinner comfort and convenience combined with the flavour of home cooking. I present to you… Double baked pasta with cream.
1 package of pasta, cook and put aside (leftover is perfect)
1 portion of shredded cheese, to taste (recommend asiago or mozzarella)
1 chicken breast, diced and lightly cooked (or extra firm tofu panfried, or meat alternative)
1 jar of Alfredo sauce (recipe pending)
1 tsp parsley, oregano, and basil
1 portion of parmesan
1 dash of salt
1/2c sugar snap peas
1tbsp olive oil
1/4c diced shallots
2tbsp roasted garlic
Preheat oven or toaster oven at 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked and strained pasta, then cheese, seasoning and stir. Pour sauce and break egg over top of mixture, stirring until pasta is evenly coated. Transfer to a glass casserole dish. Bake for 20mins. For a crispy top layer, garnish with extra cheese and bake for 30mins.
Serves 6. Freezes for up to 1 month. Microwaves in 2mins on high heat, from frozen.
Inspired by :
http://grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com/grandmas_kitchen_table/blog-along-groups-hazans-30-minute-pasta/ 8 months ago
The mushroom growing kit attached was kept in our kitchen, fuss-free. No special grow light. No extra fertilizer. Just water, open and keep it from direct sunlight, and tada. It was wonderful. 8 months ago
I am grief stricken to hear about your sudden trauma.
In February 2010, a man speeding through a redlight at an intersection hit the passenger side of our family car where I had been sitting, causing injury that would later return me to the hospital.
December 2013, I was rushed multiple times to hospital from complications to that accident.
This wasn’t the first time I had been in a car accident. An occupational therapist in 2003, regimented a workout routine of yoga.
Yoga has done wonders for my physiotherapy. Best of all, it can be self-directed and it’s free.
Please ask an occupational therapist if this is right for you.
I wish you a fast and steady recovery :) 8 months ago
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