So ... the hubs went to the doctor yesterday. We had to wait almost 45 mins (this drives me a little crazy -- if they make an appointment, we shouldn't have to wait. They should build in padding around them or something because it's just plain rude and inconsiderate), during which time he nearly got up an left.
He finally went in to the doc and then came out with a smirk. Uh oh...
Yep -- doc says it's only a bad sprain. She advised rest and elevation. She offered an inflatable cast, which he declined and she even said he was cleared for hockey in two weeks. He felt very vindicated and poo-poo'd my overreaction.
I'm glad it's nothing worse, but this will make it THAT much harder to get him to the doctor the next time something happens. Oh well...
He came home, and told his boss who immediately ordered him to work from home all week.
While I agree it's probably best, it really makes things tough around here. We'll see how much hair I pull out before next Monday...
I had a couple comments yesterday about making pickles. Jennifer Shirk mentioned wishing she knew how to make her own pickles and Ceri Hebert (the one to blame for getting me watching the "Extreme Couponing" show) said she might plant cucumbers to do her own.
First: making pickles is ridiculously easy. I used to grow my own dill, etc., but now I'm lazy and buy the seasoning packs. You use that plus salt to make your brine. You put the cucumbers into the jar, pour brine over the top and hot pack them. Poof... done.
Second: I learned from my first year making pickles that the best ones for eating (the long, skinny "burpless" kind, IMHO) are not good for making pickles (they get REALLY mushy). So I'll be planting two kinds of cucs this year: the burpless for eating fresh and the pickling cucumbers for making my pickles.
Sadly, my DH has decided he prefers store bought sweet relish over my homemade and I don't eat the stuff, so I have about ten jars that just sit there ... I'd give it away, but I want my jars! LOL... I'll figure something out some day.
Canned fruit and jam is also super easy to make, especially applesauce which I plan to make in massive quantities this year. I'll try to document it all on the Healthful & Homemade blog later in the summer.
You Are Growth Oriented
You maintain your focus on your goals. No matter what, you're not going to let life distract you.
You can handle multiple projects and are always ready for another one. You love to multitask.
You are amazingly energetic. You don't just get second winds - you get third and fourth winds.
You always have a piece of advice or wisdom to share. You've learned a lot during your life.
HAHAHAHAHA... it's actually pretty darn close.