Saturday, 19 March 2022

Rice pudding disaster and a crappy night

 I was in need of comfort food yesterday so decided to make a rice pudding for lunch, yeah, who knew!

In it went and I set the timer for 40 minutes to give it a stir. Oh no (or words to that effect) poured forth from my mouth as I realised it was in the top oven and I had switched the bottom oven on instead.

For a brief moment, we thought no problem. We then realised the bottom oven is used to store things we can't fit in our cupboards, including a new sandwich toaster. Yep, the feet had melted off and part of the cable was melted. Its in the bin as we couldn't guarantee anything else hadn't melted inside.

Luckily the oven was only on 160C so the molten rubber didn't attach to the oven floor. I quickly began to move the rice pudding to bottom oven and slopped it. DB had to clean up the mess as I had lost it by then feeling so rotten. It was too late now to have it for dinner and as is with a rice pudding, it cooked fine but the subsequent waiting around meant it sucked up all its milk and went solid. Hey ho, we ate it anyway.

About 8pm last night my hands and feet went stone cold and I began to shiver uncontrollably. My temperature was rising after 2 days of a severe throat and 2 days of runny nose, sneezing and coughing. The sore throat also returned but was milder.

I went to bed and woke up soaking wet at 1am. I needed ibuprofen but had forgotten it so made my way slowly to get it. Couldn't be bothered to take my temperature as I wanted to get back to bed, I was red hot so knew it was high. Eventually I got to sleep and woke up about 4am, bed and me were slowly drying. My whole face was pounding.

Normal get up this morning, but I feel as though my face has been slapped hard against a wall. There is discoloured gunk coming from my nose and sinuses and it is so painful if I cough. Thank goodness I have almost stopped sneezing as that is even more painful. 

Hopefully another 2 days should see the end of whatever it is. At least I can enjoy getting to know my new gaming machine even if I can't currently play very well.

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  1. Sounds dreadful! I tried not to smile at the catalogue of disasters.... I've been there too, sometimes nothing seems to go right but it's hardly surprising when you're feeling so crappy. Hope it goes very soon x

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    1. Thanks. Glad you are having a nice few days away.

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  2. Oh how frustrating for you. In our previous house, the kitchen was smaller, and I often put trays if washing-up down on the hob. I soon discovered on control know turned on very easily - I melted two favourite trays with plastic edging. Fortunately they never burst into flame. I am sorry about the toaster

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    1. Done it before and no doubt will again. It seems to be taking an age to get used to this cooker.

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  3. Sorry to hear you are feeling so rough after feeling better the day before.

    The oven calamity is an expensive happening.

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    1. Thanks. I must admit I was more concerned about the waste of electric than losing the gadget.

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  4. Sounds awful, bless you. Hoping you feel better soon.

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  5. It sounds like classic Covid symptoms. Apparently this new 'stealth' version of Omicron doesn't always show up in tests. Please take good care of yourself and I hope you get better soon xxx

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    1. Well if it is, heaven knows how much worse it would have been without 3 jabs. This is certainly horrible.

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  6. Oh gosh, poor you, this sounds dreadful :-(

    I had a similar bad day with one mini catastrophe after another turning to epic proportions in my mind. I even shouted and swore at Suky as she attempted to trip me up for the umpteenth time, her look of utter dismay was enough to make me sit down and get over my little pity-party.

    (I didn't try and bake a sandwich maker though!!)

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    1. Ha! Ruby bless her kept well out of the way. She seems aware I am not well.

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  7. Oh you poor thing, that sounds really rotten. I do think there are a few fluey type bugs going around. There is nothing worse than a bads nights sleep. My rice pudding always seems to be a solid block.

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    1. I normally use less rice than recommended to try and help. It did sit for 4 hours so not surprising.

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  8. Oh no what a day, it sounded as though it went from bad to worse.. hope you feel better soon.

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  9. Oh dear what a day. I hope you feel better very soon.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks. Lovely weather here and nothing getting done:(

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  10. Whatever you've got, it sounds awful. Try to rest up, and get better soon. Love from us 2 xx

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    1. Thank you my darling. Just had another negative test. I am resting though as don’t feel up to doing anything.

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