A month of back pain and now a cold
Thursday, May 03, 2012      4 comments

Have been fighting my back for a month now... the nagging and not-so-nagging pain keeps coming and going. And for the last week, I've been fighting a cold. Which means that I cough a lot at night which doesn't help my back (it doesn't like sud... Read more
Woe is me
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      1 comments

First my computer dies (bad hard drive... so I finally found a used one just like my old one). And now my bad back is back (lousy pun, I know). Starting on Sunday, my lower back started feeling like something is grating. Started while standi... Read more
New exercise - the rapid piglet crawl, carry, and mad dash
Friday, March 09, 2012      4 comments

As you may know, I have a small mixed-use farm, meaning I raise a wide variety of animals as well as a big vegetable garden. This week, I'm perfecting the rapid piglet crawl. To properly do this exercise, first outfit yourself in your oldest ... Read more
Freedom has arrived
Thursday, March 01, 2012      3 comments

I was freed from my personal torture (aka physical therapy) sessions today. I have one more appointment with the surgeon in a month, but basically, I am healed and whole. To be accurate, I was actually undergoing Occupational Therapy as they w... Read more
Weather Woes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      1 comments

First, let me say that I'm praying for all of those injured in last night's storm and for those whose homes and/or business es where damaged or destroyed. Tornadoes are nothing to joke about. Here in Missouri, they do happen and people lose ... Read more
Going for the Burn
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      2 comments

I have fire (or burning) on the mind. Came home last night to a wall of flames. The neighbor behind me was doing a controlled burn on a field. It is hard to tell when you first round the corner exactly what field was burning and it sure look... Read more
Exercising the easy way
Friday, February 24, 2012      2 comments

Let me begin by saying I hate structured exercise programs Due to a combination of my physical limitations (pinched nerves in lower back and neck), lack of skill, and general boredom factor, I don't enjoy exercise for the sake of exercise. I... Read more
Avoiding temptation - week 2 of no grocery shopping
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

It has been interesting to see how often I went shopping aimlessly, and went home with junk food. I'm not only saving money, but I'm eating better by not going grocery shopping. I'm in week 2 of eating out of the freezer/pantry and the food st... Read more
Sleepless in Missouri
Thursday, February 16, 2012      0 comments

Bad night last night - tossed and turned and woke up a lot. Combination of many factors - for some reason, one of the small dogs decided he had to sleep on top of me last night unlike his normal sleep on the other side of the bed, then I was to... Read more
personal torture
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      2 comments

Some people call it physical therapy, I call it personal torture. It wasn't surprising how much function I had lost in my left hand, but what was surprising was that my right hand was so weak. I have 51 pound squeeze ability in my right hand ... Read more
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      1 comments

No more cast,brace, or other device on my broken arm. The doctor has me starting physical therapy next Monday for strength and range-of-motion improvement. Having been through PT for my back, I'm sure that I will be exercising my swear words... Read more
Moving right along
Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

Truck got fixed easily (was a blocked fuel filter) and neighbor who worked on it is doing a oil change for me also. Still a little down but things are looking up. Getting a little more range-of-motion in the arm although it is still basica... Read more
Winter arrived
Friday, January 13, 2012      2 comments

Well, winter has arrived with snow (light dusting) and cold temperatures. But it is a ver y frustrating week. Spent the first half of the week recovering from last weeks arm surgery (finally off the pain pills now). Have some personal issues ... Read more
afternoon slump
Saturday, January 07, 2012      1 comments

fighting that fast food urge! Let myself get too hungry (haven't made soup yet). But I ate a hard-boiled egg, drank a glass of water, and discovered I was more thirsty than hungry. Wonder how often I eat when I should be drinking a glass of ... Read more
The best time to start
Saturday, January 07, 2012      1 comments

Maybe joining the day after bone surgery wasn't my brightest idea. Certainly, I'm not jump starting my exercise program since my broken arm is not cooperating (the reason for the surgery). But, since my appetite is also down, great time to sta... Read more