Thursday, September 23, 2021

Thursday, Flaring, Thrifty Thursday

 Boy this picture states my life right now.  I had a head ache yesterday and by the time we were driving to the kids place it was severe. My left hand blew up, I SWEAR IN ABOUT 15 MINUTES. By the time we reached the top of the hill I could not open or close it without pain. Crap!

Usually when I go up to watch the kids I clean and do things around daughters house to help, but I really just sat with the baby and watched TV.  I apologized to her when she came home and she said, "Mom I don't expect you to come here and clean, I can do that." I know this but I just want to be helpful.

We came home and I ached all over and went to bed.  I don't know what causes this, well I do know there are several things that will cause a flare, but I did not think I had done any of those things.  SO Eldest daughter and I have concluded that is was and is caused by stress.  Stress over the in law situation and also family drama with the brother who shall not be named. I am in quite a bit of pain and I HOPE THIS GOES AWAY SOON.

I did not get any sewing done yesterday besides the wedding dress that went out.  However I did get some cleaning done in the kitchen  that needed to be scrubbed after the freezer and fridge clean out.  I am having  people over for dinner tomorrow and I rearranged the menu.  I had planned on lasagna and homemade bread, and have switched to steaks on the grill (hubs) a salad, baked potatoes, and popovers, as this will be less demanding on my wrist(s).  Our friend is bringing the dessert.  Hubs and I will go grocery shopping tonight, the sales are dismal, but I will spend my grocery allotment on steaks.

I just sent Hubs out to water my flowers as dragging a hundred feet of hose around and squeezing a trigger is not in my make up today.  I have to save the hand strength for a wedding dress and a few bridesmaid dresses.

My work for today:

1. call clients to pick up

2. get a lace up in a bridesmaid dress

3. get a wedding dress done

4. hem a bridesmaid dress

5. hem a bridesmaid dress

6. hem a bridesmaid dress


1.Put all  change in my pig bank

2. saved a $1,$5,$10,$20 bill

3.saved money in my 100 envelope challenge

4. did not grocery shop last week no sales I was interested in.

5. picked up 10 lbs of onions on the side of the road.

6. ate what we could out of the garden, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers

7. ate all meals at home except when on the road

8. used food stuffs from pantry and freezers

9. picked up foods from food bank that would otherwise been thrown away

10. had Stillman come over and fix a door handle rather than calling a repairman

11. searched out least expensive gas here it was so high in southern Idaho

12. used coupons at joanns

13. downloaded receipts to fetch

14. mom gave me a new warm nightgown as she has too many. I love it.

That is about it. Actually typing and sewing really helps loosen up my wrist.  Sitting and doing nothing for long periods of time (although that is what my body cries out to do) is the worst thing you can do for RA.  SO I am slowly going to get moving.

Anything new and exciting at your place?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative. 



  1. I am so sorry. Hope that you feel better soon, and I hope the stress eases up a little.

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry. Here you are giving me words of comfort and you're suffering more than me.

    1. Well I would not call it suffering, yes I guess I would joint pain is not fun as you know from your knee...

  3. Healing sparkles headed your way! Hope the pain passes quickly and there is some relief from the stress.

  4. Hope you are feeling better quickly!!!!!!

  5. I new a guy who had something, forgot what, but he had to lift his leg to get into his truck, his hands looked like a claw, and he hurt in every joint.I never knew what he had or forgot, but the glucosamine chondroitin I practically forced on him worked. Is there something you take that helps? Heat? Moist heat? Just wondering. Tommy will do nothing for his osteoarthritis. He cannot bend his knees and has little motion in his hips. I feel for you even though I hurt, too.

    Listen to your daughter. I wanted my kids safe, but she always killed herself trying to help me with other work.

    1. osteoarthritis is very hard to treat. It is very crippling and there is no cure or real treatment except pain killers. Actually as dangerous as RA is it does have good treatments. I feel bad for Tommy.

  6. You have a lot going on. So much out of your control, I hope you can get to a place where you are feeling better and more in control. YOu are the best!

    1. I am trying, but it is hard. I have the one day at a time attitude.

  7. I hope that your flare up disappears as quickly as it came. Rest when you can.

    Great thrifty moves for the week.

    God bless.

  8. Sending good thoughts to you. Girl, you need a week of rest, just sitting & letting other people help you!

  9. I am so sorry you are having a flare right now. I hope it is brief. Now quit worrying about having to take time for yourself, instead of working at someone else's house.

    1. Well Slug is at Sis's house and they are going to have fun and torture me so what is a girl to do?