Thursday 10 September 2015

Still Pootling

A whole week has not so much slipped by, more it has lumbered along wearing lead boots and belt weights.
I managed to wrench my right shoulder, arm and neck somehow, the week has been spent popping pain relief pills and doing just about nothing. There is still residual pain and stiffness but at least I can move my arm and turn my head without squealing like a stuck pig.
No crafting, cooking or gardening has been possible, on the bright side there has been no washing up, laundry, dusting etc.
Thankfully Ben has had volunteered walks and all the necessary jobs in the house have been taken care of.
Of course just as I am able to move, albeit gingerly, insomnia has reared its head. I have gone through a stack of books, waded through an ocean of telly, I discovered "Alaska, The Last Frontier" and have followed the families tribulations and triumphs. 
Imagine 8 months of winter and just 4 months to grow, harvest and preserve enough food for the year. 
I could just about manage the reverse, but having said that several months crafting non stop sound great, not to sure about trekking through snow to the outhouse though. 
I aim to ease myself back into routine so telly will once again go on the back burner, I have read myself sick of books so am looking forward to some normal activity. How some folk sit and watch telly all day and night is beyond me, I am literally aching to move about and do things.
It is Lidl say tomorrow, Maggie and I are being collected and chauffeured, I am not allowed to drive till next week. I was escorted into Ammanford yesterday, a quick visit to 2 shops and home again.
 I stocked up on a few basics from Wilkinsons and picked up new nail brushes for 50p each. The food industry do not allow them, they can be breeding grounds for bacteria, I just spray mine with a debac mix of white vinegar and water every day.
Now I am back off to bed to see if Morpheus is waiting for me.

                      TTFN                                            Pam


  1. Morning! I'm so sorry to hear you've been incapacitated but very glad you are on the mend. I'm too in a current 'not bloody sleeping through' phase. I hate it.

  2. Hope you managed to sleep, Pam. I get an aching left shoulder/neck area when I've done a lot (too much) of crocheting.

  3. Ouch, this must have been an awful week of withdrawal for you, I am with you on the TV I often have it o in the background last night the British Bake off was on but I dont know what they were cooking or who left I was sewing, I hope normal service is resumed soon and you gradually ease yourself back in :-)

  4. Sorry to hear about your aches and pains, Pam, but glad to hear you're recovering. It is frustrating not being able to do stuff when you're raring to go.I understand as I'm finding the pain in my hip is limiting my walking more and more lately and that is so annoying. I am guilty of sitting down in the afternoon and watching TV for an hour or 2 but that's after I've done everything that needs doing and even then I generally have some knitting or hand sewing on the go at the same time. I very, very rarely can just sit and watch without doing something else as well...I get twitchy and fidgety if I do. Glad to hear you've had help with walking Ben and at least you got out of doing laundry. Take care though and don't do too much too soon and aggravate the problem. Enjoy your trip to Lidl. Love, Helen xx

  5. Oh the joys of insomnia, Wandering about like a lost soul, even the dogs open a beady eye and look at you in horror. I have been known to take the curtains down at silly o' clock, to give them a quick shake and a press! Take it easy with your shoulder x

  6. Sorry to hear about your problems with your neck and arm. I have been laid low with a similar problem with my shoulder, The pain is awful, makes me feel sick. Unfortunately the pain killers have given me a stomach problem. It seems better today, so far, fingers crossed!!

  7. Poor you Pam, I know that pain only too well....hope the zombie pills work, sometimes you just have to go with it. Maria x

  8. I do hope you are feeling better soon, and you are able to get some sleep, every one avoids me when I'm tired.

  9. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. I hope that you are much better again soon. Take care of yourself. xx

  11. After 27 years of 'rough and tumble' with children with 'behaviour issues' I had to have rotator cuff surgery on both shoulders. That's when I knew it was time to retire. I truly feel your pain. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  12. Knowing how busy you normally keep yourself, it must be difficult and frustrating to be so restricted. I hope your injury heals well and that normality is resumed soon. I'm sure the insomnia will resolve itself then, too.
    Teresa x

  13. O Pam I'm sorry to hear you've been in so much pain. It must be bad for you not to be able to do anything as you always seem so busy. I'm glad it's starting to ease for you xx

  14. Gosh Pam, how awful. And you are always so busy. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Enough of these "pootling" days! :) I've no idea what pootling means but it makes me laugh when you use it. It's so cute. Take care and get well soon. Henny

  15. That sounds so painful, and you will be glad when you are back to normal again, and able to drive. You have my sympathies over the insomnia too - I had three restless nights and then lat night was awake from 1.15 to 4.45 . . . Brain on back burner today!

    I hope you can soon put the pootling mode back in its box and get on with crafting again. BTW, Alaska: The Last Frontier is one of my favourite programmes.


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