I am refraining from heavy lifting and lifting above my head, which means the girls have to put laundry on the line, carry in garden bounty, water high hanging porch pots, vacuum, etc. etc. I continue to use my comfrey salve and with resting my shoulder. Yesterday, Graduate Daughter had my car the entire day, cleaning Grandma's carpets and shopping with her. She arrived home at 6pm, only to tell me that work called her in to work at 8pm. There was no going to the doctor. I may have to have Hubby drive me after work, to the Urgent care, which I don't want. I'd rather see my own doctor.
I bit of history. The day after I fell the only thing that hurt was my shoulder. Even though I landed on my bum too. The pain went away, but after I started lifting weights (sometime after our hospital hop days) over my head, the pain came in full force. I think I aggravated it.
So. Since I was forced inside all afternoon (sadly when the weather was absolutely beautiful), I played in the kitchen. It was simple playing so don't worry - no heavy pots. I crocheted in between stirring it.
I made a new recipe - sorghum stove top "baked" beans.
The recipe is here, but they mislead you by showing the beans in a baking dish. Read all through the recipe, and you'll see it's all stove top, which was super easy. I had exactly 3 cans of organic cannellini beans. I used those, along with my homemade canned ketchup, and local sorghum (and all other organic ingredients). The recipe calls for 1/2 of a green and 1/2 of a red bell pepper. I had one green one from the garden, so that's what I used. I have to say, this was pretty good. The family gobbled it up. I'm tracking my protein right now, and just 1 cup of these beans provides about 12 g. of daily protein.
Picked our first blackberries. Many more on, and my "pie pan banger" is keeping the animals away until I get my net over them (still on the "list").
Not being able to afford $9.00/lb. real (locally raised, grass fed, no chemicals of any sort) ground beef to re-stock, I dug out a ham bone to make some soup beans and cornbread last night. I didn't have ham, so the ham bone came in handy. It stretched out yet another meal, but one vegetarian daughter had to scramble for herself.
I don't have an update on Sister "L" but I was told Sister "P" was back in the hospital. Not sure the particulars. Hubby said he needed a "break" from hospitals.