Cheesecake, bacon and backs

Feeling a bit worried tonight 🙁 .

K hurt his lower back a couple of weeks ago – enough to give him a couple of days of discomfort, and requiring ibuprofen and even a bit of lying flat on the floor. It improved after a day or so but, at some point over the weekend, he managed to strain it again. This time more seriously, and the pain is in a completely different place – his left shoulder blade, which actually feels somewhat swollen to touch.

He’s in a lot of pain, and hasn’t been able to sleep for the last few nights. The pharmacist gave him some stronger painkillers, and a wheatie(!), and we’re hoping that he’ll be able to sleep tonight. He’s going to the dr tomorrow…

Feeling a bit homesick tonight too – little things like – they don’t do bacon properly over here – all weird “middle” bacon, and I miss my George Foreman grill (which would have made cooking said bacon vastly easier). We are actually very well set up really. I just hadn’t realised how much a creature of habit I am – and how much I like having my own things around me.

Take yesterday for example. I decided to make a cheesecake for dessert (we had the inlaws round for dinner so pudding is an absolute requirement!). The process of making it should have taken all of about 10 minutes. It took 45, and made me late for my lunch appointment. In the process, I discovered that Philadelphia cream cheese is harder over here (and no, I really don’t think it was anything to do with fridge temperatures!). So much so that it actually broke(!) my hand mixer. M, in “helping”, managed to drop an egg on the floor. I cleared up the mess, and she proceeded to knock the bin over and so I had to clear the same egg up for a second time.

Normally I try to include her as much as possible, and normally she is actually very helpful and foresighted (getting out things she knows I will need, for example), but yesterday she wasn’t and, after she knocked a glass of water onto the floor I had to send her away to do something else – for the sake of my own sanity!

A rather nice glass of NZ sauvignon blanc should have helped settle my somewhat fraught nerves last night. It possibly might have done, had K’s back not flared up, and then the kids were up most of the night…! The joys of family, eh?!

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This blog has served different purposes over the years - it started out following a Three Beautiful Things (3BT) structure: and I used to record three things, often the ordinary moments in life, which made me smile that smile. Then, I joined a community of knitters sharing my progress on what I was knitting that week. Now, after a long hiatus, I'm back to share an unusual new knitting project...

2 thoughts on “Cheesecake, bacon and backs

  1. Aww, bless you for that – thanks. She’s at kindy now, and Nan and Grandad are taking them for a couple of hours after school so I’m getting a break now. Thanks though. 🙂

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