|Help Yourselves to a Cookie!|
Thank you, everyone, for all your concern, kind comments, prayers, and well wishes, for both my daughter and myself. My daughter has baked some cookies for you to enjoy!
I woke up feeling much better, today! Thank goodness!
Last night, I took my pain medications and went to sleep around midnight. I woke up a couple of times, during the night and at 6:00 a.m. to take a scheduled dose of Prednisone, but, each time, I was able to go back to sleep without any problems. When I finally woke up, this morning, I was pain-free, and I haven't taken anymore pain medications.
My daughter made me a cup of tea and I had part of a banana and two peanut butter crackers with my morning medications (the regular ones I take for blood pressure, etc.). She is now attending an online meeting, but, after she's done, I might ask her to make me a salad for lunch. There's leftover sausage stir fry and rice for dinner and some squash soup, as well.
Although I am feeling better, I am staying in bed, today. Not doing anything, other than being online and, maybe doing some reading or knitting in the evening. Friend R called to check on me and I told her that I am being a lady of leisure!
On Sunday night, my daughter decided she wanted to bake some cookies and wanted to try making checkerboard cookies. She didn't make two separate batches of dough and just added the cocoa powder to half of the vanilla dough without adjusting the amount of flour in the dough; as a result, the vanilla dough spread a little more while baking. She also didn't chill the dough for the recommended amount of time. No matter - they tasted delicious! I asked her to take some pictures for me - in addition to the checkerboard cookies, she made some plain ones with the rest of the dough and some with jam, both peach jam and strawberry jam:
|Cookies: Ready to go in the oven|
|Plain and Jam Cookies waiting to be baked|
|Fresh Out of the Oven|
|The Vanilla Ones Spread a Bit More|
|The Cooling Cookies|
Daughter had planned to distribute the cookies to the neighbors on Monday, but, that didn't happen because on Monday, I was in pain and she was tending to me (as well as working - I think she finished her work around 11:30 p.m., last night, after taking a break to pick up my prescriptions, take the trash cans out to the curb for pick up and for her piano lesson). She might take some cookies to the neighbors, today.
Today, I am grateful for:
- My daughter being here for me
- Pain medications
- Not being in pain, today
- Prayers and well wishes
- Homemade cookies
Today's joyful activity has been being able to sit in bed, without pain, and relaxing!
I am not making any plans for things to do, tomorrow. I am taking each day as it comes. I hope that each and everyone of you reading this blog is having a good day and may you all enjoy good health and pain free days.
What would we do without our wonderful daughters? They are such a blessing. Glad you are a bit better.ReplyDelete
I honestly don't know, Ratnamurti. Mine has been such a blessing to me! I'm sure yours are for you, too. Thank you. :)Delete
So glad you are doing better today Bless and glad you slept well. You just keep being a lady of leisure for a while! Your daughter's cookies look so good, I wish I could actually reach right through the screen and help myself. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Martha. They are good cookies, aren't they? :)Delete
Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sciatic pain is no joke. I'm also glad you have such great help! The cookies look delicious. Continue to feel better and rest up!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mandy. Hope all is well with you.Delete
So good to hear that you are feeling a lot better and resting well. Those are brilliant cookies!ReplyDelete
I had two naps on the couch this afternoon, one for me and one for you. (that's my excuse for the second). If I had had a third I could have had it in honour of Dancer, the nap expert.
Thank you, Bushlady. Such a blessing to feel better, today! Glad you got to enjoy a second nap on my behalf! I think my daughter would appreciate a nap on her behalf, too! She's working late, again, to catch up for time taken to take care of me!Delete
Oh Bless, I’m so sorry to hear about your sciatica pains. I’m glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
Because I didn’t read blogs for the last 3 weeks, I didn’t know you were ill. I’m glad your daughter is there to take care of you.
Thank you, Nil. Yes, it's a blessing she is home. I hope you are OK - I sent you an email. :)Delete
Bless, I checked that email account only after I saw your comment about the email. :( I have too many email accounts!Delete
Thank you so much for checking on me.
No problem, Nil. I don't want to be a nosy "aunty" type person, but, I worry about you being all alone over there. :) Take care of yourself.Delete
So glad you're feeling better today. I think the medication combined with the rest is helping you. But of course your doctor will be able to tell you what caused you so much pain. Like I said before I didn't know sciatica could cause so much pain. But your daughter is there and she is taking good care of you. Continue to be a lady of leisure. Maybe read a good book and enjoy those cookies. Praying still. DeniseReplyDelete
Thank you, Denise; I had been wondering if it was you, in the earlier comment, but, didn't know for sure. For all I know, this is your online name, but, it makes me think I know my readers if I know who is commenting! Does that make any sense? Dr. will probably say being overweight (plus getting older) is the main cause of the sciatica pain! I ate one of the cookies, today (I'm not supposed to eat sugar!), read a bit, and knitted, today. :) Thank you for continuing to keep me in your prayers.Delete
I'm relieved to hear you are feeling much better. Long may it last. Keep resting, and be sure to enjoy some of those cookies :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jules. I can't eat too many of those cookies because I need to avoid sugar, but, I did have one, today. :)Delete
Oh my, you are having a rather bad time of it with this sciatica - rest is definitely part of the cure. Thankfully you have Dancer to guide you along about rest, snoozing & napping throughout the day. Those cookies your daughter made all look so yummy ... yes cookies, I've heard, are part of any cure! Sending prayers for healing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Mary-Lou. Dancer is most unhappy about the disruption to his routines! He comes in and makes a very worried sounding meow and either jumps up for cuddles or goes away. I rested all day, yesterday, but, today, the leg is giving me some pain, so I don't know just what to do!Delete
Sleep helps everything, so I'm glad you were able to get some. And fresh baked cookies can't hurt either. (Well, they could hurt in excess, but everything in moderation.)ReplyDelete
Sleep is a great restorer, isn't it? I managed to limit myself to one cookie! :DDelete
Cookies are probably the best medicine you can have! So glad you are feeling better now but please make sure to take care until you have seen your doctor. xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen. Yes, I'm taking it easy as I woke up with a bit of a twinge/tightness in the leg, today. Not too painful, but, not what I was hoping to feel, today! My daughter made me a salad for lunch and I am enjoying that (better than cookies, for me, due to the sugar, etc.) :)Delete
They are rather yum! :)Delete
I am so happy to read that you have had a pain free day. And you are getting some well needed rest which is so important.ReplyDelete
I hope your good days continue.
Thank your daughter for the cookies. They were delicious ;)
Thank you, Debra. Today wasn't too bad, either, after a bit of twinging in the morning. I'll tell my daughter that her cookies were appreciated. :)Delete
Oh I seem to have skipped a post. Have commented on the more up to date one so, sticking to the most important topic in hand here, I'll just say that the cookies look fabulous. If daughter is home when I come to visit, these could easily be incorporated on the menu for afternoon tea!ReplyDelete
And of course you'll have to blog all about our time together, including a note on whether we wore our coats, or even a jumper... for Eileen 😜
Oh, yes, always good to stick to the important topics! :D Cookies might be arranged for your visit, of course. :) And yes, we will definitely make a point of blogging about if we wore coats or jumpers for Eileen's benefit! :DDelete