Sunday, 26 February 2012

Pears and Aches

Junior has been determined to make a certain pud for ages. Spiced pears with chocolate sauce. Well, today she did it. Was very nice....

Pears simmered gently in water, with sugar, star anise, ginger, vanilla paste, cloves, peppercorns and orange quarters. Finished product swathed in melted chocolate..........

Shall have to get this camera sorted!!! lol

Found a lovely vegan chocolate. Moo Free. Even Junior likes it must be ok.

Yesterday, 11am 'til the garden...hedge trimming. I was just helping out with the raking....but.....My Feet!!!!!!! Wellington boots do not agree with arthritic joints...especially feet! Gravel in the garden does not agree with rickety joints, either. Too wobbly. Easy to keel over. I am hoping to get shut of this 'lazy boy's gravel' and get a level lawn down...sigh...The people who designed the garden were obviously into the maintenance free type of gardening. The stuff gets everywhere...stuck in the soles of shoes...and there starts the wonkiness. Nothing like a big pebble stuck in your heel to irritate! Grrrr When we were finished and inside, I was ready for chucking myself out of the bedroom window..feet were hurting so....but couldn't get off the bed!! lol...but not lol...if you get my meaning. There is supposed to be a new wonder drug re rheumatoid arthritis. Give me a bucketfull...perlease!

I get why some folk take cannabis for the pain. Me...I can't be doing with mind-altering stuff...give me red wine anyday! The only way I can describe how crap and painful RA is, is for you to imagine that someone has a rubber mallet and twats you one HARD on every joint you possess... then see how agile you feel!! And throw in a dose of mega cramps, too AND restless legs at night, cold feet; then you can't 'hutch' yourself up in bed to read at a comfortable angle 'cos your elbows aren't up to it so you end up laying all wonky, ect. And, if you need to get to the loo pronto........ Lovely!! Welcome to the world of rickety joints:o) ACK

Moan, moan, moan! lol

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