Monday 15 September 2014

Me on Monday ~ 14

Hi there! I'm back to give a big wave to everyone while joining in with Sian's Me on Monday idea.  I missed last week but if I had joined in, my photo would have shown ice packs, paracetamol and ibuprofen gel. I twisted my back awkwardly and next thing I knew I was in loads of pain.  So from now on I must remember that the others taking part in Fitsteps classes are probably 20 years younger than  and I don't have to try and keep up with any frantic Zumba moves. I must also remember that an oven pan containing 2 half shoulders of lamb slow braising with 2 litres of stock will be heavier than I may have anticipated when putting in and out of the oven to baste. Furthermore, when lifting an overflowing   washing basket, you should not try and twist to get through a half open door. You will get away with two of those things but the last one will 'break the camel's back'.

There are many lovely things about having Jon back, not least the fact that he loves to cook (let's not mention his lack of loving clearing up after himself). So this weekend has seen me enjoying meals that I haven't had to cook myself "you get the ingredients Mum, and I'll cook." It's a deal! There's also been a lot of garden clearing - although I've had to have many coffee breaks due to not having a fully functioning back and not wishing to undo all the good work of resting for a few days. That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;-) there's been dog walking, sloe berry picking, book reading*, clothes altering and finishing Season 4 of Breaking Bad.

Which brings us to Me on Monday.  Can you spot the clue in my outfit that tells you that temperature have dropped in the mornings around her?

Ah yes, the first sign of autumn in the office. When necklaces are replaced by cotton scarves.

*The Midwife's Confession. Have you read it? If not, I really recommend it. So many secrets to unravel! 


Sian said...

Beautiful colours in that scarf!

I hope you have a much more pain free week this week,,,though not everybody needs to know that, if there is free cooking involved, obviously :) My cook is reporting back from E on his progress. he served them a pot of curry sauce at the weekend and that went down well.

I feel like the oldest in my Pilates class too. There's carpet bowls in the room next door on at the same time..might try that..

scrappyjacky said...

Love the scarf....though today is very summery down here.....but I'm sure my ones will be making an entrance soon.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

No scarves required here today (although yours is very lovely) I've even been bare foot in the garden. I hope your back eases soon x

Alison said...

I can't wait for cotton scarf weather!!..hope the aches and pains have settled
Alison xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that you hurt your back, Deb. (Milk it for as long as you can!!!) Love that pretty scarf, and I'm looking forward to wearing those myself but probably won't be doing that for another three months!

BTW, Carrie and I were randomly talking yesterday about how fun it would be to go to New York at Christmas time but we both mentioned it would be too cold. Like, "remember how COLD we were in England?" Haha - we are scarred for life. ;o)

Abi said...

That is a lovely scarf Deb. I'm sorry about your back. I hope you get better soon. Enjoy being cooked for. I think my mum is enjoying that more now we are back from uni and have a cooking repertoire!

Beverly said...

I am cooking much more now that the Pirate is home and enjoying it, I have no hopes that he will take Jon's path. Glad the back is better but do be gentle with it, it's so easy to undo the good you've done this past week.