Day 114

Did very little today. Julia did a bit of work in the garden, made a rhubarb crumble and cooked lunch despite a bad hip. I was no help. I even have trouble gripping a mug after brewing tea. In the evening I ordered a takeaway curry online. Careful ordering means we will have a slightly different version of the same meal tomorrow. It is reasonably nutritious and more cost effective that way. (That is my way of making myself feel less guilty).

I have a few days left until the deadline at the end of the month and have been turning things over in my had, even if it didn’t make a lot of difference on paper.

I am getting seriously worried by the lack of work that I am doing. On an average day I don’t do enough, but on a slack day I do nothing at all. It isn’t helped, at the moment, by my fingers, but they aren’t really making a lot of difference, just providing a good excuse.

Plans for the rest of the week include lentil soup (I have the lentils ready and waiting) and the search for new recipes. During lockdown we tried quite a few different recipes but we have slipped back into a rut. We were saved by the addition of recipe boxes to our weekly shop, as Number One Son signed us up to some of those services which deliver ingredients to the house. That was how we ended up making Nasi Goreng. I have just looked at that post whilst adding the link, and clicked through on another link, and am even more depressed about my life, as I seem to be writing about the same thing time after time.

Tomorrow I must find a new subject

16 thoughts on “Day 114

  1. tootlepedal

    My younger son uses one of the ingredient delivering companies. They are good for widening your range of recipes. I am really sorry about your hands. That sort of thing doesn’t help at all.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      The right hand is now back to normal. The middle finger of the left is still troublesome but is better than it was.

      I keep thinking of trying a recipe service again but arthritis prevents me opening my wallet fully . . .

  2. derrickjknight

    You may remember I fell in the garden last November. I still can’t stretch or pivot my right arm. This has reduced the work I can do in the garden. I identify with your feelings about that.


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