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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 19:10

Thank you Orchid.  I can't complain too much about him - he needs to keep his strength up. Not only has he got to lay the base for my new green house but I've decided I want the existing one rotating 90 degrees and repainting so he'll have to lay a new base for that one too 

Tonight is homemade hummus and homemade crisps to spice up my diet a little!  You'd be amazed what ideas you can come up with on even the most limited of selections. 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:54
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Clarington, you could always put him on rabbit food as well. Caring and sharing...

Fidget - since he needs to loose some weight I did suggest he tried this super healthy diet or at least ate the same as me and then embellished it a little with crusty breads and cheese and things . He was not impressed and wouldn't even consider supporting me!! (I think he's got pizza and chips tonight).

Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Clari, glad you are getting sorted and look on the bright side, only 14 days and you can send your OH to his man shed to prepare his food 

Looks like I am joining you on the diet bit anyway, I really need to lose some weight and I believe the tiredness that I keep getting is food related too, docs can't find anything else at the moment so can't think what else it could be 

Ha ha! I may well be doing! He's already said he intends on setting up the camping stove in there so he can drink as much tea as he desires.

You know you'd be amazed how much food affects you. Some days I can't physically fit more than 400 calories in my body (damn vegetables being so healthy - I've only managed more a 1000 calories once) but yet I feel absolutely fantastic and the tiredness I normally get in an evening has completely gone, I'm also sleeping better through the night which makes a big difference. Its certainly worth suggesting to your doctor that food might be an issue so that you can work out a plan of action to see what might be triggering things. Good luck!!

punkdoc wrote (see)

Have to admit Clari, my alcohol intake is going up whilst I am crocked, I find it the best pain killer.

Punkdoc - I've had more than my fair share of painkillers, had morphine til I considered the hallucinations (a solitary blue balloon in the corner of my vision) normal, I even had one that I had to make weekly trips into the doctors with to have my "supply" counted by a very grumpy nurse because I was told that they very rarely gave it to people outside of hospital as it had a "very profitable retail value to those that liked to dabble in illegal pleasures of the up your nose variety" (found it a bloody horrible drug to be honest!)... All sorts of nasty cocktails that I'm sure did my body no good and the best thing I have ever found is alcohol.

You don't need a lot so there's never a worry about hang overs but it helps not just kill the pain but relax your entire body so that you're not constantly tensing up scared that the next time you move you'll make the pain worse. My physio even used to suggest I have a pint or two before some sessions to help my body relax enough to enable him to put it in positions I'm damn sure it never went into before the accident much less wanted to be in afterwards.

Final count down for home time but I think the smog might curtail and wandering around the garden tonight!

Time to get busy!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 16:33

Orchid - I fear by the end of the year us newbies are going to have wish lists longer than our forks!!

How many?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:12

Oh! I forgot beans and strawberries!!

How many?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:26

Owing to the vegetable plot being revised yet again (we'll make our minds up eventually) I don't think I'll be growing very much at all this year but will have various chillis thanks to Stacey, two types of tomatoes thanks to KEF, garlic, onions, pears and apples, a small batch of potatoes, and my collection of herbs (Rosemary / Mint / Chives to name a few...)

Can't wait til the vegetable plot gets established and I can get growing "proper" !


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:23

Punk - I can heartily recommend a good dose of rum and coke. If you're going to be flat on your back there may as well be a good reason! Really hope it improves soon. I know only too well how backs never choose a good time (i.e. when you're meant to be visiting the in laws) to play up.

O.Lady - the headaches are indeed related, seems your belly really does rule over your entire body. Day 8 today and I'm craving fish and chips but have had NO headaches since starting the living off rabbit food. I will admit my patience with my partner who seems to think it "nice" that the moment I start to prepare my little  vegetable selection of a meal to come and join me in the kitchen and prepare his meal is wearing thin!

Hope the rest of you are keeping safe. We don't sound like a healthy lot do we!!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:00

Well we've decided we're definitely having two green houses (he's already agreed to lay the bases for them) so the plans for the vegetable plot have once again been torn up and we are now on revision many of lots!

Means I can't get to work on the herb garden nor the vegetable plots as they'll both be no doubt in trampling range but I'm hoping (weather / smog permitting) to get out one evening with some string to start marking up the new boundaries so we can start visualising the finished plot.

His new Man Shed turns up in 14 days too. Looks like I really ought best get him cracking on the rest of the decorating we'll never be in the house come warm weather!!


Time to get busy!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:36

I love how even when I just nip in here for a couple of minutes I suddenly find myself wanting to expand my projects list again and again! Is it marigolds you're meant to grow with tomatoes? I'm not a keen fan of marigolds but if they'd work for my toms and then I'd be able to embark on making hand cream they might seem more favourable!


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:18

My passion used to be my work;  I was happy when I was called in for overtime or my phone went off at 02:30 with a customer calling for help. My friends thought me mad but honestly I was never happier. 

Now, after moving jobs when I made the foolish decision to give everything up to support my boyfriend when he got a very good job offer 100 miles from where I lived,  work is just a job. No spark and the most excitement we get is the odd power cut. Its awful and I've no idea how to look forward to another 40 years of this.

Then I realise, my boss pays me well but expects very little of me, so while I can't always get out to enjoy the lovely weather I am now on revision 67 of my vegetable garden 


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:07

Need a top up Chicky?

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