The Dreaded Cold Virus Got Us…

What a couple of weeks phew…

I felt as though we had left planet earth and there definitely should have been a quarantine warning sign on our front door.

Should I say we are back to normal now…no, I’m not sure that there is such a thing as ‘normal’. Rephrasing it…back to organised chaos. I apologise for the lack of posts as the dreaded cold virus got us all one by one.  By the beginning of last week everyone was home with high temperatures, aching, sore throat and coughing.  Sadly, we lost two of our little hammies as well.  One died suddenly although she was a very good age and the other was poorly for a couple of weeks really down to old age and she finally passed away after lots of love and care on Saturday morning :’(

So, between coughing and aching, looking after my sons and our hammies, it was all a bit overwhelming. It’s rare that I ever get any colds but if I do it seems to hit my fibro symptoms head on and especially affects my energy levels and I have to step back a little and rest, drink lots of warm lemon water, or it takes me longer to bounce back. This morning when I woke up I felt so much better and energy levels back up which is great. All the boys went back to school and college, so some much needed peace and quiet for me to get some work done.

I hope you are having a wonderful day xxx

Everyone went back to school and college today despite the odd cough and my symptoms have eased, leaving me with more energy, which is great.

I hope you are having a wonderful day xxx

Fresh Air Gave Me The ‘Umph’ I Needed!

Monday morning arrived, dark, freezing and well… you know Monday morning. I should invest in a gong to wake the boys up, far less work for me. What a weekend it’s been, you know, the kids pent up inside because it’s too cold to venture out (for teenage boys). The noise levels elevating my fibro symptoms especially my fingers, toes and back. Fog started to set in by Sunday afternoon (I sound like a weather report) leaving me feeling dull and…I think ‘rusty’ is a good word.

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Chickpea, Red Pepper & Coriander Burgers

For once, I actually cooked something that ALL yes ALL my children loved.  These burgers are so versatile and super healthy and ‘the icing on the cake’, or should I say ‘the sauce on the burger’, is they are very economical and simple to make, you can even make more and freeze them. Instead of reaching for anything when you are hungry and tired,  or during the busier week, you know you have something healthy to quickly cook up.

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