Cold and painful

The cold weather is back and the weather change obviously caused my joints to hurt. I woke up this morning and hurt in almost every joint. Okay a slight exaggeration but I was hurting in more place than I remember. Luckily most of the joints started to behave after a few hours but my feet and my shoulder continued to give me problem all day long. In the afternoon I also started to have a back pain. No fun at all!

Fortunately for me we where at my parents place–as all of us where sick last weekend we ate our traditional epiphany eve dinner tonight, lutfisk–which means a warm and cozy fireplace! My hubby and brother were so nice that they carried the armchair to the fireplace. I sat more comfortably in that armchair than the ones standing in front of the fireplace normally.

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And of course I must share a photo of our fantastic dinner lutfisk. As traditionally served in Sweden we ate the lutfisk with potatoes, a white sauce and spices (salt, black pepper, white pepper and allspice).

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4 thoughts on “Cold and painful

  1. strawberryquicksand January 12, 2013 / 21:41

    Oh that’s not good, hun! I hope your RA is not too painful. You would be pain free here in New South Wales at the moment! We are having temperatures up to 43 degrees celcius! It’s just vile. 🙂 Does Lutfisk have fish in it or is it a potato dish? You have a lot of traditions over there. 🙂

    • Cecilia January 12, 2013 / 22:11

      Lutfisk is a aged stock fish cured with lye. If you click on the “lutfisk link” in my post you can read more about it and it also say the Finnish word there so maybe your parents-in-law knows about it. It’s served around the Christmas season. My family as eaten it on Epiphany eve for as long as I can remember . Earlier when my grandparents were alive we always joined them for Epiphany. So it’s an old tradition in my family. Yeah we do have a lot of traditions. I like it as I makes me remember fun times with loved ones. Obviously hubby and I have created our own traditions too over the years but there is something special with the ones I’ve celebrated for so long. Except all the years we lived in the US then!

      Yeah I’ve read about the heat and the fires in Australia. How are you?

      • strawberryquicksand January 12, 2013 / 22:25

        Cured with LYE! Wow. What is epiphany all about? Lol. I could probably google that one, couldn’t I. 🙂 We don’t have as many traditions as you guys. One that Tomi and I have for our wedding anniversary is to drink champagne out of the glasses we used on the wedding day. They are glass and engraved with hearts or something and were a gift from my mum in law. I like to use those once a year and have some champagne from them on our anniversary.

        The fires are still blazing but luckily for me, not very near me at all. I could smell smoke on the air the other night, however. I love that smell but it’s bad knowing it’s from such a devastating an event. xo

  2. Vivis Blog January 13, 2013 / 12:33

    Hope you get better soon!
    The pictures looks so cozy. Hugs ♥

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