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Friday, October 19, 2012

So I was careful and ate well yesterday, and was quite proud of myself as a result. I was also feeling like I was accomplishing things. Just overall seeming like a very good day. After dinner I was heading to the recliner to read for a little while, just as I do most evenings.

Now, I spent some time recently cleaning up the downstairs. As a result, my living room is in fairly good order. Between the kitchen and the recliner there is only one thing - a kitchen chair there is no room for at the kitchen table (because it is shoved up against a wall on one side). I couldn't figure out what to do with the extra chair, so I stuck it in the living room. I figured it was better than setting it in the middle of the kitchen floor for me to run into every time I walked across the room. Ha!

The sad thing is, that I wasn't even in a hurry as I walked towards the recliner. Maybe my mind was too much elsewhere, but I don't even think so. Just heading across the room. The next thing I knew I had - crash, bang - stumbled right into the one and only chair. It's a nice chair, wooden, attractive - ah, yes, it attracted my foot right to it.

I will not mention the words that rose to my lips, since I nobly refrained from uttering them. However, the pain was pretty extreme. Yes, I stubbed my toe against a chair in full, plain view, and managed to break my toe.

I debated long and hard about heading to the Urgent Care. But I have had this happen before. (Last time it was the vacuum cleaner, so you can see that I am 'accident prone.') You go to the doctor, they take an x-ray, they say, "Aha! Your toe is broken." Then they tell you there isn't anything they can do for it, except maybe tape it to the next toe over, and send you home with pain meds. Then they charge you a lot of money. I figured I could do the taping and the pain meds myself, and save the $$.

In a couple of days I'll be better, and in a couple of weeks, I'll be as good as new. See? Who needs a doctor?

But there does go the exercise I had been yard work or housework for awhile. :-(

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MAMALIZ1955 10/19/2012 1:28PM

    Oh Mary Jean..Are we somehow related? I have great intentions to bring order to my small space and then boom. I did it on Wednesday, moved the end table to the other side of my recliner. Just like that I was on the floor, staring at my dog!

Can you do some weights with your upper arms, chest and stomach? But when you hurt the last thing you want to do is exercise. I am always afraid I will drop, stumble or fall. Accidents do happen in 3's.

Good Luck!


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Laughing at myself

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today I fixed broccoli for dinner, cooked in just a bit of water. As I was about to drain it, I decided to be lazy and just drain it into the empty teapot that was sitting on the stove. No big deal, right? I would just empty it out later and wash it. Wrong...I should have known.

So it's late at night, and I decided to make a fresh pot of tea so I could have iced tea tomorrow morning. Forgot all about the broccoli, and...of course...put tea bags in the pot and poured boiling water right into the broccoli water already sitting in the teapot.


Oh, well, tomorrow I will do better. :-)

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PAMNANGEL 10/14/2012 1:31AM

    Mmm, broccoli tea!

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POCKETCOLLIE 10/14/2012 1:12AM

    Oh BLECH! But that is WAY funny! Sounds like something I would do!


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ROCKETGIRL229 10/14/2012 1:10AM

    Too funny! I can't even imagined what it tastes like (or smelled like). Hope tomorrow brings you good tea! emoticon

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Some time for me

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I had such a nice time today at lunch. I actually organized a lunch for a friend who is new to my parish. I wanted to introduce her to a couple of my other friends from the parish. Ideally, I would have invited at least six or seven ladies, but that would have had to be a dinner because a number of them work during the day...and right now I don't have a babysitter for my son and I don't yet feel comfortable leaving him alone at night until he is 12 or 13. So there were only four of us. But it was so much fun!! Just to be with other adults, talking and enjoying each other's company. It was a real mood lifter for me. So overall a very good day.

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WORTHART 10/12/2012 1:17AM

    I'm glad you had a good day, we all need that!

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ARNETTELEE 10/11/2012 11:24PM

  Glad you had a very good day!

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Not much energy today

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Well, after yesterday was so full of (for me) intense exercise - which I am sure most people would consider very minimal - I just didn't have the energy today to do much of anything. To include getting out of my chair. I made a spark recipe which turned out all right, but nothing great...I was a bit disappointed. I usually find that when recipes have greatly lowered the amount of fat, they also have greatly lowered the amount of taste. I guess I'll keep trying until I find recipes I like enough to make more than once.

Tomorrow I am hoping to be motivated enough for more exercise. The downstairs is still pretty clean, so cleaning won't be my exercise, the lawn is still fully mowed, so mowing won't be my exercise, and there isn't much else I am willing to do but walk, so I guess that's what I'll be trying to do tomorrow.

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ZRIE014 10/11/2012 12:48AM

  you can not let that to keep you from exercising. you will be glad when you are finished. emoticon

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A Small Triumph

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It probably doesn't compare to most of the triumphs posted by other sparkers, but today I finally finished mowing my entire lawn. I have a very small front yard, and a very, very big back yard. I honestly don't think I have ever had the entire lawn in a fully mowed condition before, except on the one occasion when I paid someone to do it for me - and that was quite a few years ago.

It took me four days to get it done - the lawn is just that big. And today was the worst because some of the weed grasses in the back yard were very, very high. I had to use the week eater to cut them down short enough that I could actually mow them with the mower. I have such a huge sense of triumph! I am so happy and so proud of myself. Oh yeah, and I am also totally totally exhausted.


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