Friday, June 9, 2017

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

Well, Jim cooked the kohlrabi and said, 'yuk!'  It looked and smelled exactly like a turnip, but it was tough and he didn't care for the taste at all.  I told him perhaps that is why not many people had heard of it, nor had eaten it! He is going to try shredding it and making slaw.  Not a keeper me thinks!

Our major event of the summer here in Chattanooga begins tonight - RIVERBEND.  It is on the banks of the Tennessee River, runs for 10 days, and is filled with music, food, fun and crowds. Back in our younger days, we never missed a night, but these days, we will hear about it from the young people.


I did some research on night leg cramps and discovered that ibuprofen might be helpful.  Last night I woke up at about 1:30, took 600 mg of it, and actually slept until 7:30 without any leg cramps at all.  If you are bothered by them, you might give it a try....it worked for me...PTL!

The weekend is upon us, and I hope you enjoy yours, whatever you plan to do.


12 comments:

  1. Bananas, bananas, bananas...lol---I can't take ibuprofen, so I eat bananas, one a day, just saying, smiles. Especially with all the walking I do, lol.

    Sigh, I do miss Chattanooga and all it has to offer, smiles. Have a lovely day friend.

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    1. I have tried the banana route, and #1 I dont like them, and #2, I take potassium instead....lol

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  2. Oh that looks like fun, but I too will not be attending:) Hope the leg cramp remedy continues to work for you! Sending Friday HUGS your way!

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  3. I have never heard of Kohlrabi, I will be looking it up!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. Riverbend sounds like so much fun but these days I'm like you and don't go where there are big crowds. I'm glad the Ibuprofen helped. I agree with Linda - bananas can help. I take Ibuprofen most nights for fibro pain. Thanks for the info on the kohlrabi. I've had turnips and masked with butter are pretty good but I don't know that I'd like the kohlrabi. I saw your reply about the bananas on someone else's comment so never mind! LOL

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  5. So glad the medicine helped!
    And that you had a cozy night's rest.
    I don't care to eat bananas, but Madison made the best banana bread yesterday, and I couldn't get enough!
    Quiet day here...I am still in my jammies at 12:30!!!!
    Have a cozy weekend, my friend!

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  6. The festivities in Chattanooga sound exciting. It's a beautiful city with lots to see and do.

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  7. My mother used to drink a little bottle of tonic water w/ quinine in it for the leg cramps. Not sure how that works, but it can be purchased where any sodas are sold. However, I recommend the banana route or other sources of potassium. I already take Ibuprofen for other issues...so don't get leg cramps as much as I used to...but once in a while they creep up on me...when I've walked a lot or sweated a lot during the day! I hope you have a blessed and painfree weekend. I guess we'll scratch Kohlrabi off the list! LOL.

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    1. The tonic water did work for a while, but maybe I have used it too much, as it doesnt seem to do the trick now. I will keep working on it til I find the answer tho! Have a nice weekend.

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  8. I am thankful the ibuprofen is helping your leg cramps. Being up all night is no fun and makes for a long day the next day! Too bad about the kohlrabi. We always enjoyed festivals, etc. - especially the food! lol God bless your weekend. Love you.

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  9. Pretty pictures of Chattanooga! We have a lady at the nursing home that has a terrible time with leg cramps. We've tried several things - that latest is Flexeril at HS. If that doesn't work. I'll suggest Ibuprofen. Thanks!

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  10. I'm with you on staying home from crowds of people. Years ago, I would have been right in the middle of it with you. When I get leg cramps it is usually because I am dehydrated. I can't take ibuprofen. Happy Sunday. I'm still catching up here!

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