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the calm before another storm

Friday, January 24, 2014

I got a little nervous today when the maintenance team came to work on the vacant condo below me. I thought I would be choking all day (weather being so cold). But thank heaven the worst event was just that someone parked in my space (even with an otherwise empty parking lot). I'm practicing being grateful for small things.

I played with my slow cooker again and threw some caramelized onions, celery, carrots, green bell peppers, and skinless chicken thighs with 1 small can of broth. Excellent...more stew than soup. It makes the tastiest veggies. And if I need a starch fix, I throw some chickpeas in when I'm ready to reheat for my meal. I'm cutting way back on starch carbs.

The back is almost normal today. I was able to sit for an hour and drive to the supermarket without too much discomfort. I'll definitely need to strengthen my back area when I get a little better. I still wince when I try to get up too fast.

I've been taking 1 Aleve 2x a day. I'm not normally a pill popper so I'm hoping this ends soon.
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