Wilbur and the poo poo mask
Let me just say. We have, without a doubt been the victims of some real Bull S*&# the last few weeks! Are you offended by my crass talk? please don’t be, cause that is nothing- and trust me- that is an understatement.
Like HOW after all the other stuff that has been going on with my foot and Pete’s hand and a nasty case of bronchitis ripping through the whole family and Coco had an ear infection…. Could the dog be next? Well, Wilbur fell of the bed and slipped a disk. Seriously!!
So tonight, Pete went to this guys only birthday dinner and I was home with the girls. They both fell asleep at 7pm (see below for the cause) and I thought (foolishly!) that I would have some peaceful alone time! I took a shower, and then decided that I would put on my favorite face mask. Now I can never put this on around the girls, because, well, it smells bad and it looks even worse. They call it the “poo poo” mask and run around dramatically screaming about how disgusting it is. (slightly but not entirely exaggerated). So I applied the mask with no wailing dramatics (by the way, a few teaspoons of the mask mixed with equal parts honey and 1 teaspoon baking soda is AMAZING!!) and got ready to settle in with a magazine for 20 minutes. Well, instead, Wilbur came in. Since he is not allowed to jump or move too much, I went to pick him up to get on the bed with me. Only after I had gently laid him down on my clean bed did I notice that I had somehow like rubbed his face, neck, ear and upper back on my face, taking a bunch of “poo poo” mask with him. And he was lying on my duvet. With Poo Poo mask. As I just sort of floundered going “ohmygodohmygodohmygod” Even Wilbur was trying to figure out what that smell was? And rolling around in the process. Of Course.
I then had to haul the dog into the shower and bathe him, as well as strip my bed. Classic. But kind of funny…
So Sunday is Pia’s 7th Birthday. She is my child who somehow figures out how to stretch a birthday out over 3 days. Like Family birthday on Friday night (My sister was a SAINT and threw her a Frozen birthday since I am without a foot or a house right now). Then Pete, my mother-in-law, my niece and I took a group of 6-7 year olds to Build-A-Bear today and tomorrow is her “real birthday” so we have some stuff planned (including ear piercing!!) I am more nervous than her by the way. Anyways. We are dog tired. Pete was so wiped out after her friend birthday that he had to have a scotch and a nap to get back to his “right place”. Oh Pete.
My foot. Still struggling to be honest. I think Physically and emotionally. It’s really hard to stay really positive when the healing is at a snails pace. Any recommendations out there to aid healing? Even generalized healing? I am doing protein shakes, supplements and PT. I just bought a book on meditating too. Any and all advice is very welcome and appreciated J
On a fun note- Sunday is the last day of this fun giveaway!! Not only can you win a copy of “Seriously Delish” but a kitchen aid hand mixer!!
OK- after all that ridiculousness above, lets get into some amazing recipes, right!?
Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze. All is right with the world.
Shawarma Nachos. OH yes, oh yum. i would devour this entire batch.
Soba Noodles with Shishito peppers and avocado. Have I told you about my all encompassing obsession with shishito peppers this summer?
Lobster Pot Pies. OhEmGee how I miss dairy. If you can have it, please make these and eat them so I can live vicariously through you.
Graham Cracker Snickerdoodles. 2 Perfect things combined into one.
Sticky Asian BBQ Boneless Oven Baked Chicken Wings. Oh Man. I am ready for these RIGHT NOW!!
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Good heavens! How did you ever manage to change a bed with that cast on your foot?!
My husband has been in the hospital since the fourth of July with major foot surgery and undergoing hyperbaric treatment; thirty -two dives so far. Hyperbaric is the best kept secret around to aid healing for all sorts of ailments and injuries. The trick is to find a doctor that believes in it. There are numerous studies from around the world on its validity including UCLA. Stanford just opened up a unit. Seattle has the distinguished Hyperbaric Medicine at Virginia Mason.
I can’t believe the Graham Cracker Snickerdoodles. Just thinking about them makes me a bit crazy.
OMG. Thank you so much for that Vicki. I am going to find out if I can do that.
I am really curious about that mask you apply. You mentioned equal parts of honey with 1tsp of sodium bicarbonate. What’s the wonder recipe? Do you make it ah tome?
Bruna!! Sorry- I just realized I didn’t put the link- but just changed that. It is called Masque Vivant.
Wow, what a couple of weeks you guys have a had. I hope things get better for you soon! No more trips to the hospital!!
Have a fun day day celebrating Pia’s B-day!
Thanks for the link love! 🙂
LOL! Thank you so much Teighan. I am sure things are turning around this very moment! I can feel a streak of good luck coming on 🙂
Re non-dairy pot pies…believe it or not, cauliflower that you cook and blend together before adding in other veggies + miso (and yogurt if you can have it) makes a fairly decent substitute for the filling. 🙂
WOO HOO!!! Thank you Bridget for the awesome advice- look for a cauliflower pot pie coming your way soon 🙂
First, happy birthday to Pia! From personal experience of being a 9/7 baby myself for 40 years (whoo!), it’s a great birthday! Next, I highly recommend this yoga DVD -Yoga for Healing with Sarah Bates. Do the bed/mat routine. At first you might feel like a dork – I did – because it’s not “real” yoga, but I swear to you it feels great when you are not at 100%. I use it when I have fibromyalgia flare ups, and it helps my state of mind immensely. And it feels good physically too. I hope things turn around soon.
Thank you so much Beth!! And i am totally going to look into the DVD. I am very open to trying to clear my mind and body of negative energy. I love yoga and all of it’s healing properties. thank you.
You are doing all the right things …. one thing you can’t control is that injuries just take TIME to heal, so don’t beat yourself up. Is it frustrating? Heck yes! I do find eating lots of protein does help aid in good healing, so keep that up – PT is awesome too. I have had to wear the ‘boot’ before for a stress fracture in my foot from running and I hated wearing that boot! It was so heavy and clunky to haul around. Your foot does feel super protected in the boot though, that’s the good thing. 🙂
Thank you so much Soupista. If anyone understands about patience and healing it is you. I am getting in lots of snuggle time with Wilbur- I have been told by lots of people who would know lately that animals are natural healers 🙂
Wow, what a time you have all been having! I can only say, having had several orthopedic injuries and surgeries myself, that it does take time, but what helped me the most, I think, was thinking about some of the nice things I would be able to do as the healing process went on, and after I healed. Long story short, I used to have to walk with a cane at the age of 48, have had both knees replaced, and am now able, at age 55, to walk on the beach, climb stairs easily, and just walk in general. Walking was always my favorite thing, so to lose it was awful, and then to be able to do it again is incredible. So keep looking forward, giving yourself some lovely things along the way to do, and that you want to do in the future. Think of this as the very brief time in your life when you were out of commission; in the span of your whole life, it will be a brief time. All good wishes!
Thank you Terry. I read this a few days ago and have really been trying to keep this fresh in my mind. I may not be able to use my foot for quite some time, but I have many things to be thankful for and like to visualize myself in a month, in 2 months, and even at Christmas (Wearing high heels obviously!) I also try to keep reminding myself how strongly I believe that everything happens for a reason. Some epiphanies are happening now and I am sure that I will look back on this time with a great sense of reflection and understanding later. Thank you for your kind words and support Terry- I always appreciate your comments 🙂