Friday, 22 February 2008

Hello...

Sorry I should have written something before. I'm okay. I'm still waiting to speak with the consultant about the results of the MRI but it is the NHS and I can't expect things to happen immediately. I should know by the end of next week at the latest which will by then be two weeks after the scan.

I'm afraid I haven't really read done any blog reading. I feel a tiny bit spaced out most of the time. Not as much as I should considering how many tablets I'm popping but not enough to concentrate for long. I've also just wanted to be 100% with the boys as it's half term. They have been hilarious! My boys are really funny, I mean seriously funny, and I'm not just saying that because I love them and I'm biased because I'll admit they can also be a nightmare but they have such a great sense of fun. They have also been so kind and caring and considerate of everything that is going on. Typing that makes me want to cry because I wish they didn't have to be considerate of me. Anyway I wanted this post to be upbeat so here's a few alternative words for things that you should all use from now on. They make me smile.

These gems are from Small. When things have disappeared they've actually missappeared. I think that's quite clever, he started saying it when he was two and it's just stuck. Something was missing and he said it had missappeared ...and a trampoline is a bounceoline...

Food... we've have had some gorgeous food.... Haddock sprinkled with herbs then wrapped in pancetta, drizzled with olive oil, then roasted in the oven with tomatoes and kohl rabi which I have fallen in love with. It's absolutely gorgeous raw!

Pasta with spinach and enormous prawns, chilli, garlic and the tiniest amount of cream.

An experimental cake with bananas and marmalade which was so good I wish you could all pop round for a slice and a cup of really good coffee or tea or a vat of gin if that was your choosing.

We've also had some truly dreadful food including a McDonalds when we came out of hospital one day and we were all totally starving. Funnily enough and I'm ashamed to say it tasted good!

I do seriously wish you could pop round for coffee, it would be great to just chat with my lovely cyber friends. Besides you could cook me something marvellous and that would be truly splendid!

Take care
Amanda x

27 comments:

Asha said...

I wish I cook for you Amanda. Hugs to you. Wish you the best. I am sure MRI results will be fine. Boys are all heart, specially to moms. Enjoy them and take it easy girl!:))

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Don't stress and just take care of yourself and your family.

As for the cake...I'd love to stop by...if only I still lived in the UK...and we could have coffee AND gin!! :)

Megan said...

I hope your back wont require surgery but its kind of looking that way. Where do you live? I'll pop over and make a meal or two. Wouldn't that be fun? Well, for me at least. I'm not in pain.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Asha, now I would really love you to cook for me. Funnily enough Hubs is making Indian food for me tonight. xx

Hi CC, now coffee and gin would have been a lot of fun! I'm not allowed alcohol but the thought of one of those barmy hot days we get sometimes in the UK starting with cake and coffee, then hitting the gin at about midday - yep, the thought alone put a smile on my face!

Hi Megan, it would be loads of fun! Though it would mean you flying across the Atlantic and I'm pretty sure the weather make you fly straight home before even getting off the plane.

Amanda x

Angel said...

I've got my fingers crossed for your results, and hope you get well soon. Wish i could be there to help cook or watch the boys for you.
Small is adorable i love his bounceline that's a great word.

Sylvie said...

Amanda, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you get the results you're hoping for. Look after yourself!

KJ said...

I wish I could pop round too. Just keep taking care of yourself. We all want you back hale and hearty.

Cottage Smallholder said...

Loved this post Amanda. Fingers crossed that your results are good. Little and Small are inspirational but they would be with you as their mum.

Rest.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Thanks Angel,sure they'd have a blast with you.

Thanks Sylvie.

Thanks KJ, it wont be long! Hubs and I have plans to cook great things together. That way I still get to cook but he can do all the standing up bits. It's a pretty odd thing as I know lots of people would love a break from cooking but I really miss not being able to just get on with it.

Thanks Fiona, I am resting, I promise!

Amanda x

Kelly-Jane said...

What a time you are having... thank goodness you have such a wonderful family, and all of us as well =)

KJxx

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm glad Little and Small and putting a smile on your face. They are better than a bottle of painkillers. Macdonalds, what were you thinking of, i always thought that a dirty word to you. i'm surprised you didn't ask the assistant where the beef had come from or did you have vegetarian. Tell the boys i'm haven't missappeared and will see you all soon. Love Mxxxx

Nora B. said...

Ok, I am coming over for that cake with bananas and marmalade and a cuppa! Oh, the cake is probably all gone by now... ;-)

Hope for good news.

xx Nora

Quellia said...

Hehe know how you feel Amanda, my boys are hilarious as well, and were both very extra good to me when my back was out. And yes, I too will admit that McDonald's can taste very good (which is why I had to give it up completely!)

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

As expansive as cyber friends are it's the inability to pop around with a bowl of soup and some fresh bread that is most limiting in this virtual world.
Just realize that it really is necessary for those two to be considerate of you. You do want them to become beautiful complete men. They are learning to be good men.

David Hall said...

Hi Amanda

Did you get my email? Hoping that the results are positive ones. And I hope you are keeping your spirits up, your boys are clearly helping. Good luck and speak soon.

Thoughts
Dave x

Annemarie said...

My fingers are crossed that everything turns out ok. The boys sound like the best medicine you could possibly have at this point - I prescribe a double dose.

Pat said...

Amanda, hope the results are positive ones. Big hugs hun!!!! Sounds like the boys are super and I just love hearing what little ones come up with. All the best to you and your family and hopefully you will be back cooking again soon!

Marie said...

Nice to hear from you Amanda and how things are going. I hope that you won't require surgery. I would love to cook for you! Oh that I lived close enough to actually be able to do that! When you do get up and on your feet you HAVE to share that cake recipe for us! Please pretty please with sugar on it, or should I say banana?

Trig said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Amanda. Say hello to the boys from me and tell them they are always welcome to come and visit Barcelona.

Andrea said...

Hi Amanda! So sorry to hear about your back troubles. If I lived nearby I would send over some soup and fresh bread. Take care of yourself!

Cynthia said...

Amanda dearest, it would be a pleasure to cook for you and your family. Like Asha, I am sure that the MRI results will be fine.

I'm sending all my love to you.

Michelle said...

My dear, we're all here and thinking of you - even if we can only do cyber coffee chat! Keep your chin up and think positively - no matter what, you're going to get through this and come out on the other side even better having made the journey. And the support you get from your family and friends (cyber or otherwise) are one of the best gifts we're all able to give - so please let us!!

joey said...

Oh I wish I could drop by for a coffee and a chat...and meet those adorable boys of yours! Hang in there! I hope all turns out well...hugs!

abby said...

oh amanda,i'm sorry you're struggling. fingers crossed everything is okay and you get your results quickly. x

katiez said...

I hope you're results were good! The not feeling 100% and pill-popping can be such a drag - especially since it usually means not feeling like cooking and not able to drink the wine ;-))
Feel good/enjoy your boys. I'm taking 'misappeared'!

Margaret said...

Get well soon Amanda. Mx

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

hello, thank you all so much for your good wishes. I'm fine, not good news at the consultant the disc has to come out. i will respond to everyone and should make myself do it tomorrow, just feeling a bit blah. Hope everyone is well.

Love
Amanda x

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