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Libraries and bracelets...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Today has been a pretty good day, I gotta say! First, I am happy to say I feel much better. I'm still in a little pain, but nothing like the past few days. A single dose of ibuprofen has taken care of most of it and I have been reasonably functional today. No hours languishing on the couch with a hot water bottle on my belly.

Gotta 'fess, though... I didn't exercise. I still wasn't feeling great and I just... eh, phooey on excuse making, I just plainly didn't do it. I could have at least done a short one, but I was lazy and didn't.

Okay, bad stuff over...

Things I did do:

1. I cooked! Dh was shocked when I asked if he would come keep me company in the kitchen, since I hadn't cooked in almost a week. I made a recipe from here, spinach, quinoa black bean casserole. It had Feta in it, and I added a little diced chicken. It was AWESOME. Both of us really liked it, so that recipe is a keeper fer sure. It was fast, easy, healthy and yummy -- win, win, win and win!

2. Go to the library, where I acquired this stack...

Notice the book on top! The whole stack is made up of various health/weight loss/fitness books. I was running out of magazines, and money to buy magazines, so I hit the library and struck the jackpot at the new one. I got 6 books, but I could easily have gotten 100. It will take me a long while to get through all the books at that library! I love to read about health and fitness, and it keeps my mind on doing good things. Not to mention all the awesome new things I learn. {That must be dug out like a needle in a hay stack from all the bs and crap out there, but what can ya do...}

And lastly...

3. Got bracelets! My mom sent me a surprise little package with 3 Halloween bracelets in it...

That's SUPER exciting for me. I love jewelry and Halloween, so it's two awesome things combined. Love my mama!

One last good thing -- laying with a hot water bottle on my chest melted anxiety like crazy last night! For no apparent reason {even with dh home!} I was feeling anxious. So I got my hot water bottle, turned on a Ram Dass recording, and laid the bottle on my chest and got under the blankets. Within 15 minutes I felt MUCH better. So for any of you guys that have anxiety problems -- give it a try!

And now I'm going to go enjoy a book. Hope everyone has had a wonderful Wednesday!

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  • PICKIE98
    So glad you are feeling better Cat!! And cooking.. did you have your pedometer on to go to the library??Every step counts!!
    BTW, i just made that chicken noodle soup, double batch..going to have some right now,,turned the furnace on too..sigh...
    1704 days ago
    that's great! Glad you figured out what can help your anxiety. Maybe I'll try a hot water bottle when I'm feeling anxious!
    1704 days ago
    Sounds like a great day!
    1704 days ago
    Great news about your almost completely fixed tummy. DO NOT beat yourself over one day of missed exercise ~ you ARE STILL recovering ~ slowly do anything for the next few days, PLEASE! You need to get well 1st than you can sweat out a great workout! You really nailed the library and thank your Mom again for the awesome gifts!
    1705 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    Glad you had such a good day. Love your bracelets, nice mom you lucky ducky!! Your dinner sounds really yummy. That's awesome you cooked and you both loved the recipe. So happy you have found something to help you when you feel anxiety. You were lucky to get the Spark Solutions, that's the new book, right? Have a great night and stay in bed.
    1705 days ago
    Sounds like you had a great day. Your dinner sounds yummy!
    1705 days ago
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