Friday, January 16, 2015

R.A., carpal tunnel or tendon damage?

I've not blogged because I have nothing to blog about really and I don't have anything to blog about really because something is causing pain in my right hand.  I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) but this is just my right hand on the inside of the wrist but runs up the inside of my arm sometimes but mostly it's the thumb and wrist.  So, therefore I haven't been getting much done in the area of "handwork" or housework and I was on such a roll!  Dang it!  I have tried leaving it alone to heal but that doesn't seem to be working so I'm just going to go about my "business as usual" and if it gets too bad I'll just pop some Tylenol. 
Since I haven't been doing much I thought I would at least share some new websites I ran across while I was trying to "heal" and just read but not type. 

#1 - I have a new board on my Pinterest page.  Slow Cooker Recipes and some of these I really can't wait to try........from Betty Crocker....15 Restaurant Favorites Made in Your Slow CookerRecreate your family’s favorite restaurant meals at home when you master these must-make slow-cooker recipes. I love slow cooker or "crockpot" recipes; if they're good but so many aren't.  I'm hoping to pick up a few good ones from this pin!

#2 - I bought a Grit specialty magazine on bread making for my SIL whose birthday is at the end of this month and who likes to make bread.  Specialty magazines make great gifts and they're great on the budget.  Of course, I always have to throw in several present just never seems enough.  After looking through it I decided I needed a copy; it was that good! Recipes, grain mills, gluten free, sourdough.....everything you always wanted to know for $6.99!

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Item # 7461
Format: Paperback 

Pages: 100
Copyright Year: 2014

Availability: Usually ships within 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise noted in the product description.

Bread. It’s everywhere. It can take up almost an entire aisle in the grocery store. It’s used as a delicious appetizer at some restaurants with butter and oil. It’s a staple at almost every family gathering, from holidays to Sunday dinners. Bread. It’s eaten all over the world. The 2014 Grit Guide to Homemade Bread features some of the best recipes for homemade bread; from sourdough to gluten-free, from flatbreads to pizza dough, this 100-page guide has them all.
More than 20 of the best homemade bread articles from Grit make up this colorful, glossy-paged guide. There are 118 delicious recipes inside, with more than 57 keys to successful bread making; this guide will help the most inexperienced cook make a perfect, golden-brown loaf of bread right in her very own kitchen.
    Articles include:
  • Choosing a Grain Mill: Go completely homemade by grinding your own flours.
  • Gluten-Free Bread Baking 101: Discover the importance of gluten in traditional bread baking and how to replace it in these delicious gluten-free bread recipes.
  • Trying Sourdough: A variety of recipes – from our bloggers – helps you find ways to use that sourdough starter brewing on the kitchen counter.
  • Pizza Perfection: Forget takeout and turn your kitchen into a pizzeria.
  • Biscuits and More: Treat your taste buds to culinary delights with homemade biscuits, tortillas, dumplings and noodles.
  • Backyard Bread Oven: Build this easy adobe cooker in one weekend.

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#3 - A SUPER crochet blogger with tutorials and so much inspiration is Heather at The Patchwork Heart  She is the most amazing crocheter.....she made 43 blankets this year and they're all gorgeous!  You'd think HER wrist would be hurting after all that! She also has her 2014 Year posted and she gets more done in 1 week than I do all year!  Here's her latest creation...............The Lucy Blanket

#4 - Here is a fun site if you're looking to get organized in a stylish and pretty way.  Visit The Polka Dot Posie and right now they're having a $50.00 gift certificate giveaway.  Like Clean Mama they have lots of printables and free organizing tips.
I'll try and get over to see everyone and leave a comment and please stop back here Sunday as I will have a YOP update.....not a lot but I have been working (through the pain) on some things!  I hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Trails!