24 January 2013

Tired of the Pain

Hey Boogerbutts - Just a quick post to check in and let you know that I'm still alive, though in pain.  The spinal problems flared up again and I'm off work for a little bit.  It's not all that bad though, just lots of resting.  Though I'm moving about a bit today, and that feels nice.

And if all goes well at the doctors tomorrow, I'll get to hit Barnes cafe for some light reading and rest. 

In baking news, I'm still at it, though I do cheats.  Like yesterday's croutons made from leftover homemade bread.  Just simple stuff for now, to get me through.

As for couponing, I haven't been to the market all that much in past weeks.  I think I'm at about $100 spent for the entire month, which include toiletries and foods.  My January budget is $200 so to keep it at half, thrills me.

And that's about it.  I can't sit too long at the computer so I best be going.  I'll be about soon though, to play catch up on all your blog posts.  Wishing you well.

Mini sub rolls topped with everything seasoning.   I later used these for homemade croutons.  Stay tuned for easy recipe.

Cheers and boogie boogie.


  1. I'm so sorry! Hope the doctor has encouraging news for you tomorrow. And that the pain is gone soon.

  2. as I've said somewhere around the blogosphere - it seems the beginning of the year has been pooping over the heads of many of us so far.... Hope it gets better later on :(

    Glad to hear you're still baking. I've made red onion scones last weekend, they were lovely.

  3. Sorry to hear that your back is making you The Unhappy Whisk right now. Feel better soon!

  4. Sorry to hear about your back. Been there, done that, and it wasn't fun AT ALL.

    Sometimes I found standing was never the issue, but sitting (and then getting up - ouch) was. So at least when you bake, you're on your feet and not your butt, right? Hope it all goes well for you!

  5. Alex: Thanks. The cafe sounds perfect right about now.

    DEZMOND: The spinal stuff is ongoing, but getting slowly better.

    Love red onions.

    Debra: I'm watching videos about baking, so it's not too bad.

    Stacy: Butt baking, I don't know. That sounds wrong.


    Hope you can get feeling better and back to normalcy soon! I can truly sympathize with back pain; if your back hurts, EVERYTHING seems to hurt. Ugh.

  7. Boric: Mine is the neck and back and it really make a day crappy. But I'm watching cooking shows from the BBC, and that's fun.

    Then I even got to bake a few garlic cheese blobs tonight.

    All in all, could be worse.

  8. I'm really sorry to hear about the spine pain. I know how unpleasant pain in the back or neck can be. I hope it gets better for you soon!

  9. Bard: Thanks. Taking time off from a crappy job where I hunch, helps. A lot. And at this rate, I'm not going to want to go back.


  10. Hope you feel totally better soon! And that's some serious couponing!Go you!

  11. So sorry you're hurting:( I've had chronic back pain for 2 years this month so I know it's not fun at all.

  12. Hope your feel better soon! Back touble is miserable.

  13. No way to get happy and comfortable with spinal/neck/back stuff. Sending thoughts your way. Send some yummy baked goods my way?

  14. Feel better Ivy. Sorry to hear you're in any pain or discomfort.

    Sad puppy howl. Howooo!

    Take it easy and relax as much as possible.

  15. Oh, sweetie! Take care of yourself and demand the good drugs from your doc if you have to!

  16. Hope you get some relief from the pain soon Ivy. Happy to hear you've been doing some artwork for your husband, good stuff. :-)

  17. I hope you're feeling better very soon! And I'm impressed with your grocery bill - bravo!

  18. alexia: Thanks, it was accidental couponing because I haven't been out that much to shop.

    But it still makes me happy.

    Hanny: Sorry it's been so long for you. Here's hoping we both get better.

    Brutorz: Thanks bunches.

    Ken: Sure, what do you fancy.

    Barking Alien: Thank you, it's getting better. But I'm out for work for the next week or so.

    Suzan: Taking care of myself for sure.

    David: Lots of rest mixed in with some light baking.

    It was fun doing those pictures, though I noticed I forgot to add legs to one of the skeleton dudes.

    Susan: Had I been shopping more, I probably would have reached budget. But I like the idea of keeping it lower.

  19. Feel better soon! And staying under budget by $100 is fantastic! Way to go! :)

  20. Sorry to hear you're suffering! I have a running joke with a francophone friend and read this as "Tired of du Pain". I assumed you were just sick of baking bread, in french. Sweet pictures of your baked goods, by the way.

  21. Jen: Thank you :-)

    Spawn: Hahaha, I got that joke. Pretty good one, too.

  22. so sorry about the back/spine. I can relate and it isn't fun. Those sub rolls look delish.

  23. mshatch: Thanks and good luck on the job search.