Spoon Theory

spoon theoryNo, this isn’t exactly about cutlery but we believe it deserves our attention.

The spoon theory was introduced by Christine Miserandino in her essay The Spoon Theory, which is posted on her website But You Don’t Look Sick.

Christine created a disability metaphor that explains the reduced amount of energy available for activities of daily living and productive tasks that may result from disability or chronic illness. Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement used to track how much energy a person has throughout a given day. Each activity requires a given number of spoons, which will only be replaced as the person “recharges” through rest. A person who runs out of spoons has no choice but to rest until their spoons are replenished.

Spoons suddenly look important to you through this view on life with a chronic illness. Hopefully it will help people understand each other better.

Visit Butyoudontlooksick.com for more info


Bruntmor Steak Knives for BBQ Season

Bruntmor steak knivesIt’s BBQ season around our house and that usually means steak and the best steak deserves the best cutlery. This collection of steak knives from Bruntmor really caught my eye.

This 16 piece set of three pronged forks and serrated knives is made of dishwasher-safe 18/10 stainless steel. I really like the look of the hinged wooden cutlery box. A lot of thought went into the balance and weight of this flatware.

Great for a gift or treat for yourself and it’s a great price.

Bruntmor, CRUX Royal 18/10 Stainless Steel 16-piece Steak Knife set Wooden Gift Box


Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare

Medicine Spoon By ApexWe have talked before that a standard flatware spoon from the cutlery drawer should never be used to administer medicine. According to this report from the Pediatrics Journal not picking the right spoon led to around 40% chance of error in dosage.

The better choice is a medicine dispensing spoon. This Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare is easy to fill accurately while upright. The dosage is up to 2 Tsp and as little as 1 ml. The design makes it easy for feeding children or the elderly without spillage. A 3 pack is a good idea.

Medicine Spoon By Apex Healthcare Products (Pack of 3)