The Best Laid Plans

March 28, 2008

Well, as they say, the best laid plans of rodents and humans. . . or something like that. 

Despite my own best laid plans for quinoa today, I am myself laid up. . . with a pulled back.  And though I’ve had a bad back for years and thought I was used to the inconvenience it can bring, yesterday morning I swear I heard an audible *SNAP!* as I leaned over to  refill The Girls’ water bowls (yep, something as simple as that can throw it out). 

Well, this time, it’s a real doozy. According to the physiotherapist, at least 4-5 days’ worth of doozy.


[“Mum, why are you still in bed, and when are you getting up? What do you mean, you still need this blanket?”]

So I apologize, but I won’t be posting about the remainder of the quinoa recipes I had in mind until next week; I wasn’t able to get to the store to pick up ingredients, and there’s no chance of me cooking over the next few days (I can barely sit at the computer, let alone stand for any length of time).  Lucky for me the HH is picking up the slack by taking care of The Girls and preparing dinners (no, he hasn’t suddenly decided to take up cooking; but he does throw together a mean defrost). 


[“When will Dad be home?  When???”]

I’ll pick up again next week and regale you with multiple quinoa yummies, I promise.  In the meantime, I’ll start looking through my photo files and see if there’s anything good I can share until the back heals.

For some reason, I keep thinking of a line from the Eugene O’Neill play, The Emperor Jones.  At one point, the Emperor implores, “Feets, do your duty!”.  And I say, “Back, do your duty!” (except it’s more like, “painkillers, do YOUR duty”). 

And now, back to bed. . . .


[“Okay, Chaser, he’s coming!  Now we can finally get outside. . . “]


16 Responses to “The Best Laid Plans”

  1. Meg Wolff Says:

    Hope you are “back” to normal and pain free very soon Ricki. 🙂

  2. Romina Says:

    Oh Ricki, I’m so sorry to hear about your back. Get well soon so we can see more of your culinary ventures with quinoa!

  3. Courtney Says:

    Oh no! Take care of yourself and rest. I hope you feel better soon! I am so sorry that this happened…


  4. Johanna Says:

    ouch – take care of your back and get lots of rest – will look forward to your quinoa posts when you are feeling better! But no rush as we have enough quinoa recipes to keep us going and can cope with a little delayed gratification 🙂

  5. Ricki Says:

    Thanks so much. My physio is great–the exercises are helping already!

    Thanks. . . will do. But I do have some other recipes waiting in the wings. . . will have to post about those instead for now.

    Thanks so much. Luckily, I can still read and type on the computer! But it’s a great excuse for sitting still for a while.

    Well, I don’t think I could rush at this point if I tried, but at least I have some great exercises to help speed the recovery. My own gratification will be reading everybody else’s recipes over the weekend! 🙂

  6. get rest & feel better soon~ p.s. love your furry babies!

  7. Feel better soon :o/

    The Girls are so cute. Their tails are massive; bigger than my dog, Henry!

  8. Lucy Says:

    Oh, Ricki!

    Rest up, take in lots of cups of herbal tea and relax. Backs…man, they’re so difficult to get right.

    Your inaction gives me a chance to try and get my quinoa recipe up, though…


  9. Andrea Z Says:

    So sorry about your back. I know how just the slightest wrong move can set off a cranky back. Hope you’re feeling pain-free soon. I look forward to your posts.

  10. Celine Says:

    oh my goodness! please take care of yourself and feel better soon…

  11. Deb Schiff Says:

    Glad to hear the exercises are helping! Boy do I know those “snap!” sounds. Ice, rest and ice some more. Lots of good DVDs, too. 😀 Sending good thoughts your way.

  12. Lizzie Says:

    Ahh! Ricki!

    Get better soon. I know it must be frustrating to not cook, type and take your pups out for their walks.

    Here are some good healing vibes – {{{{{{{vibes}}}}}}}}


  13. Mihl Says:

    Ouch, I hope you feel better soon.

  14. Lisa Says:

    Sorry to hear about your back trouble Ricki! I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to your upcoming quinoa ideas.


  15. I hope your back feels better soon!

  16. atxvegn Says:

    I’m so sorry you hurt your back. I know how frustrating it is to have back troubles. Feel better soon!

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