Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I give up...............

Poor Molly has now hurt her back leg, on what I have no idea.  I had to carry her upstairs as she can't manage them.  Although she is managing to hobble up the basement stairs?  Those voles and mice outside the patio doors are too big a temptation for her.......LOL

It must be bad as she is not attempting to get on the ottoman, the couch or the chair!!  She is managing the three steps on and off the deck and can walk down the stairs as normal.  So I will keep an eye on her and see how things go.

Then poor dh went and hurt his back on Sunday morning.  He was walking out to his truck to go to work, by the time he got into the truck he was in agony.  His laptop bag is so heavy, it's full of "stuff" and he must have carried it wrong.  It's been a long time since he has been in so much pain with his back.  Backs are funny things though, I first pulled mine out, by bending over to put some clothes in ds chest of drawers.  One minute I was standing, the next thing I am on my knees in sheer agony.  He is talking about going to the chiropractor to has his back cracked, he goes once a month anyhow.  Hell will freeze over before I let a chirpractor touch my back!!

Here is a link to my column on the Eden Valley Messenger.  As always please pop by and have a read of it.  I am talking about how our house disguises itself as a "Wildlife Hotel" on the side.  If you know of anyone else who may be interested in it please forward it onto them.  The Eden Valley is a small area of Britain, which is overlooked, so the more people we tell about it the better!!

It was Shrove/Pancake Tuesday on Tuesday and we were supposed to go to the local fire hall for a pancake supper.  However I wasn't feeling 100% and dh's back was still sore.  So I made our own pancake supper:

Now I have to say although it looks good, I now realize why we don't have pancakes very often I find them very dry, even though we put butter and syrup on them, along with bananas.  Still it made a change.

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Club pot today?

Today's Money Saving Tip:

Shop with a list and then STICK TO THE LIST! This one tip alone can save you a lot!! Impulse purchases tend to be expensive as well as unnecessary.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I hope that Molly feels better soon!!

I read on a few blogs yesterday how people were putting lemon syrup on pancakes...I've never done that--Yours look more of what I'm used too, and look delicious!!!

Karine said...

I hope you all feel better soon...I messed up my back for the first time a few months standing up from the couch and stretching. Backs truly are finicky things. I used to go to a chiropractor for mine, but now I get shiatsu massages when things go wrong with my back or neck or I start getting too many migraines. They use acupressure and they're amazing!!!

Piece by Piece said...

I hope everyone at your house will be feeling better soon.
I like my pancakes the way my Mother used to prepare them, thin like a crepe, with lemon juice and sugar, don't like the thick ones with syrup.

DeniseinVA said...

What a shame, first Molly and then hubby. Watch out! Goes in three's so they say. Had my own back problems in the past. I remember crawling up the hallway on all fours after one such episode. Going to read your article now.

p.s. I have a give-away going on at my blog in celebration of reaching my 1000th post.

Betsy said...

Your pancakes look delicious, I love pancakes loaded with maple syrup. Never thought of topping them with bananas, I have used steamed apples, will try the banans too. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog about my flowers, my husband said he just thought they were pretty as he was in a hurry to get home in the snow.
I am getting ready to read your column on the Eden Valley Messenger and the rest of your blog.

Tracy said...

You're not having a good run of it of late. Hugs I hope things improve soon.

I need a batch of pancakes now to eat with my stewed plums :D

Leigh Russell said...

I'm constantly writing lists. The problem is keeping to them. I hope everyone is feeling better now.

Leigh Russell said...

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