Thursday, October 22, 2009
First of all, I will say I am a person who is on my feet from the time I get up until I go to bed. One of my SP goals is to sit down and eat my meals, because I have a habit of doing other things while eating.
Four weeks ago today, I took a very hard fall on a concrete floor in an old cotton warehouse. I won't go into details of cause, but it was a flukey thing and I went down very hard. Actually, I am lucky I didn't break arms, hips, or something right then. I was completely dazed because I hit so hard. (I went face first and think this old, fat belly bore much of the fall.)
But about 1 1/2 inches back from my little toe I had an extremely sore spot that wouldn't go away. Every night my foot and ankle were very swollen and the funny thing is the foot felt better when I was standing. Every time I sat down, it throbbed and pain seemed to run way up my leg.
I did call my podiatrist twice, but got recording so decided to wait until I got to Florida where I have established with an excellent podiatrist. She was all booked, but the girls said they would work me in.
After seeing x-rays, doctor just shook her head. On a chart she showed me 4 kinds of breaks, saying, "No, you don't have that kind." When she got to the 5th, she said not only did I have that kind of break, it was very badly shattered, and she drew up and down points to show me what it looked like.
As they applied a soft air cast, she said you will usher in the New Year wearing it, and if you don't stay off it, you will be wearing it for Valentine's Day.
NO walking, no exercise except weights on my upper body, no stationary bike. I am devastated. How can I keep off 50 lbs. with no exercise???
I was so hungry for cooked vegetables since we have been busy with traveling and getting settled in to our little place in FL, I did make it to the sink this afternoon to clean carrots, chop celery and cabbage and cook with smoked sausage. I ate a bunch of it!!! (My husband can't even make me a cup of tea.)
I have been waiting on Chuck since his knee surgery last February, and now he will have to do more on his own.
There are worse things to contend with, but I just hate losing all of my exercise streaks, etc. I had planned to join Curves as soon as we were settled in, but doctor said a flat NO.
Maybe I will finally get caught up on SP and will actually get a few books read. I don't watch TV, but maybe I will even learn to do that!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
When our friends from PA visited this past week, we entertained them with a little day trip. Went to sweet potato farm near Henderson to purchase sweet potatoes. They got 1/2 bushel and we got a whole bushel to last through winter.
Then down I-85 to Oxford where there is a lace factory. Yes, lace is actually made in NC and everything they make is gorgeous. AND they have a factory outlet where items are sold at such reduced rates. (Recently DH and I purchased vertical blinds for sliding glass doors and they are done in an ivy design. Look great!)
Then back up I-85 to The Peanut Factory where we purchased NC peanuts. What a great day we had!!!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
When our son arrived from Ohio I knew he was bringing us a sampling of the 5 kinds of apples he picked last week. What I didn't expect was a suitcase with 1/2 bushel apples tucked inside. There are Jonathans, Melrose, Jonagolds, Golden Delicious, and one I can't name.
I made delicious applesauce to go with our ham loaf and sweet potato dinner. We had a "state dinner" with our ham loaf mix coming from PA, applesauce from OH, sweet potatoes and fresh green beans from North Carolina. Was OH, so good!
Our son should be in the air right now, and guess what is tucked in his suitcase for the return trip! North Carolina sweet potatoes!
Friday, October 09, 2009
Yesterday I made a double batch of "rotten eggs". I have a great recipe for "pickled eggs" that my sister gave me about 50 years ago. I use canned, little whole beets, sugar, vinegar, hard-boiled eggs and thinly sliced onions with pickling spices. They must sit for 24 hours - in the fridge.
When our youngest grandson was about 5, he looked in my refrigerator one day and said,"Grandma, I want some of those rotten eggs and the squiggly little things with them".
I said, "Oh, you mean onions".
He replied, "Nooooo, I mean those squiggly little things". And, of course, they were onions.
Now Collin is 8 and today he looked in the refrigerator and asked if he could have all three of the things in the big jar and he sat there and ate a pickled egg with several pickled beets, and the little squiggly things. I think that is pretty good for an 8 year old. He enjoys almost every food we put in front of him.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
DH and I just had lunch. It tasted like dessert! A cottage cheese banana split! We each had a whole delicious fresh peach sliced, and half of a banana. Topped it with Lowfat cottage cheese and ate homemade banana bread with it.
Peaches came from Kroger's 2 days ago and banana bread was made with part whole wheat flour and I add chopped nuts and chopped chocolate chips.
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