Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I have one more day of work, then go to Fargo the next, and have my knee replacement the next day (June 17th). I don't know how long I will be there until they give me the ok to drive the 180 miles home, so I won't be on the internet for a while.
They say I will likely be in the hospital until Monday, June 20, and then I will be staying with my sister and brother-in-law for at least a day or two. Luckily, the replacement is for the left knee, so I can operate the accelerator and brake on my SUV. To me that means I will be home very soon!!!!
All I want to do is get home and start my rehab and have less pain when I am doing the things I want to do. As my physical therapist says, "motivation is not a problem"!!!!! LOL
So.....after the 16th of June, I won't be on the site for a while. I'll miss not logging in every day (I'm on a 390 day streak right now), but I will be back as soon as I am able.
By the way - I have 327 miles on my bike and 2 more days to ride before my surgery. I just might get to 350 by then.
Thanks to all who have wished me well and for all your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I think everything went well when I cooked dinner for my friend. At least, I had a good time!!! I got to cook and had some one to talk with while I was doing it!!
The big question of the evening was, "you are going to deep fry WHAT??!!" HAHA
When I showed her the wash and dredge I put the pickles and olives through, she was surprised. And when she tasted the end result, I could tell I had a new fan!!!!
Everything else was well recieved too (especially the stuffed mushrooms) and I even packed some of the leftovers for her to take home.
As she was leaving she said she would be happy to come back any time I had the urge to cook!!!! I think she likes my kitchen skills.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I am having a new friend over for dinner tonight. I thought I would share the menu I am planning to make.
For the first course I am making marinated mushroom caps that I will stuff with Italian sausage and mozzarella. Then I sprinkle with grated parm and put them under the broiler just long enough to melt and brown the cheese. With them I will deep fry (I KNOW - NOT GOOD!!!!) dill pickl spears and green olives.
The main course will be my own idea of crab, shrimp, and coconut cury, served on a bed of seasoned brown rice. With that I will have toasted garlic bread and steamed asparagus.
We will end with a chocloate mousse which is very light as it is made with fat free jello pudding, skim milk, and fat free cool whip.
My friend is even coming over early so she can watch me make all this stuff.
It should be a fun afternoon and evening.
Sunday, June 05, 2011
On May 10th (a date dear to me as it was the second anniversary of the beginning of my SparkPeople journey) I stopped smoking, an addiction I have had for over half of my life!!!!! I am very sure that many of the things I have learned about myself through SparkPeople have helped me overcome the cravings, urges, and all that go along with ending this habit, but I have to confess that I replaced it with another addiction!!!!!
I have become addicted to riding my bike!! I ride it every day that it isn't raining HARD, and when it is too nasty to get out, I ride my recumbent bike indoors. I just can't seem to stay off the bikes.
I am not a speedster at this point, but I am using the biking to get my legs ready for my knee replacement surgery on June 17th.
I am already missing the few days (I hope it will only be a short time) that I won't be able to ride and I haven't even had the surgery yet.
Even though I will need to stop riding "cold turkey", I expect to get back on track very soon. I will be hanging on to this habit as long as my knees keep bending!!
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