Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Quiet day for me. Slipped yesterday and my knee is swollen so moving is a little akward. Luckel I bought two weeks ago a fauteuil with a build in footstool, which I can now extensively enjoy, while putting wet packs on my knee.

And after the raising of temperatures it now started snowing again.

Hope you all have a happy and peaceful Yuletide. :-)

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 08:58:43 AM EST
did you put arnica on it?

nature's way of slowing things down, along with the snow!

here it's passably clement, 12C or so outside, humidity 80%, cloudy drab grey skies, mushy mud/rotten leaves underfoot.

this evening i am going to my partner's house 5 minutes away, and we are going to have a big dinner for 6 friends and family, so i am cooking up a storm, home made seitan, and apple/date/sunflower seed/hazelnut/sesame/almond/raisin crumble.

the internet is slow as pitch today, good thing as i want to run off some mp3s of studio projects for collaborators and get them emailed for baby geesuss bee-day tomorrow,

may you all have playfully intelligent festivities, and a good rest to peacefully acknowledge all the good things that happened this year...

which as we all know, were merely the aperitivi for 2011!

auguri di natale e felice anno nuovo


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 09:28:55 AM EST
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I have some Arnica pills but was not particularly impressed. Could I grind them up, mix with MSM and a little water and apply topically with some benefit, from your experience?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 03:24:07 PM EST
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what did you take it for?

i only took it internally once, a monodose after a pretty gruelling dentist visit, and was quite impressed how it calmed me and made the pain seem less. i would take it this way after anything shocking to the whole system, like an accident.

externally, i use a 2% or 5% strength cream, and find it extremely helpful for bruises and sprains, i've used it for decades with reliable results. the sooner you get it onto the affected area, the better and quicker it seems to work.

a tiny little alpine flower, with such an awesome ability to make pain evaporate... it's nice and cool too.

i wouldn't bother with the crushing and mixing routine, iirc the cream's quite easy to find in the pharmacy in the USA.

yay thai food! (tho a little rich in the satfat from coconut.)

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 06:26:55 PM EST
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You be careful of your knee, you certainly don't want ot end up in my state. Happy xmas and quiet relaxation

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 09:32:57 AM EST
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I'm sorry to hear that.

But we're here to keep you company. :)

The fact is that what we're experiencing right now is a top-down disaster. -Paul Krugman

by dvx (dvx.clt št gmail dotcom) on Fri Dec 24th, 2010 at 10:25:18 AM EST
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