Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unfortunate Realization

I came to an unfortunate realization Thursday night that has me pretty bummed out and upset.

As you all know, my whole family is sick with various strains of something-The flu, a cold, walking phenomena, bronchitis...It's seriously a medley of random coughing fits, sniffles, and blown noses everywhere I turn O.o

Since I'm the healthiest of all of em' {how ironic is that turn of events?}, I told my mom that I would make dinner that night-Meatloaf. Of course, I don't really know how, so even though she didn't feel like up to it, she ended up doing it herself, and teaching me along the way.

She mixed all the ingredients in a bowl and asked if I could mash it all together {meat, eggs, bread crumbs, etc}. I did as she instructed and had at it, letting my fingers dig into everything and kneed it all together.

Nobody told me when I first put my hands in that it was going to be shockingly cold.

Here is the kicker though:: As I tried mixing this stuff up, the piercing cold affected the nerves in my arms from my hands all the way up to my shoulders and set a pretty painful bought of nerve pain off.

I could only mix for a minute before my pain level shot up high and I had to go take some pain medicine :(

The rest of the night was just pure hell-The pain in my arms spread throughout my body and it was miserable.

As soon as this happened, I had a slap-me-in-the-face "Ah-ha" moment:: If making meatloaf affected me THIS much, what the hell would making my bathing suit snow angels do to me!? This realization really upset me; my angels have been one of my proud traditions for the past 3 years-I LOVE telling people about them because they look at me like I'm nuts {rightly so}, but it's one of the things unique to me.

I do crazy things.

From there, my mind goes in the direction of, will I be able to do anything crazy again? Will I be able to do my snow angels without worrying about wanting to die from the impending pain? Will I be able to do ANYTHING without having to worry about negative affects?

Tell me my dear readers, am I making a bigger deal out of this then I should be?


Eschelle Westwood Mumfection said...

that and the fact that the stuff is gross to mix is why i make my hubby do it everytime lol!! he always complains about the fat that collects all over his fingers eewww

Dee said...

well, maybe, just maybe it was one of those fluke things, and it wont happen with the angels. If I'm understanding correctly, the angels is something you've done before? If you're really concerned or worried, maybe take the pain pills before making the angels. I LOVE meatloaf, and yes the mixing is the yicky part, but the finished product is so gooodd!

lfhpueblo said...

No, you're not, pain is pain and no one wants to be in pain.
Do you have a Raynaud's phenomena going on. I mean cold really hurts people with Raynaud's.
Personally I have a very big four pronged fork I use to mix everything up with when I make mealoaf.
I first put 2 eggs in the large bowl and use the fork to mix those up well and break the yokes, then I add in 1/2 cup mild salsa (I use this instead of milk) and mix it into the eggs really well, then add in meatloaf mix if you want to (I sometimes use about a tablespoon of McCormick's meatloaf mix when I'm using the salsa style meatloaf) mix it in well, then 2 pieces of bread torn up into small pieces and use the fork to mix all those ingredients together well. Then I put in 1/2 lb. of hamburger in and use the fork to get in all mixed in well, then another 1/2 lb., then another, then another, for two full pounds of hamburger total, but getting it mixed with the fork first.
Then I spoon it all into a big baking dish, not a loaf pan and use the Big Fork to help me move it all around until it's shaped like a loaf. Cook it as it says on the McCormick's meatloaf seasoning packet. About 15 minutes before the meatloaf is done I spread on top 1/2 cup Ketsup that I've mixed with 1 tsp. of Chili Powder. When you take it out of the oven to spread this on be sure to use oven mitts. Then put it back in the oven for the last 15 minutes of baking needed.
I don't like the cold either, it really bothers me. I haven't been diagnosed with Raynaud's but I think I might have it, or some other condition where the cold really bothers me.

Unknown said...

oh Kayla, you broke my heart! Not sure what to tell you, could be that you will be in pain after the snow angels and then again could be not....maybe wasn't just the "cold" factor but also the position of your muscles?it sucks when pain stops us to do the things you love. maybe you can take some pain killer right before starting your angel tradition? I hope you find your answer sweetie!