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Knit one Purl two
Saturday, February 23, 2013      6 comments

Two days ago my knitting supplies which I had ordered, arrived. In my excitement and joy at picking up a hobby I had let fall by the wayside, I spent two days doing really nothing but knitting. This morning I picked up my knitting and my hands... Read more
Lots of Pain; Little Gain
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      4 comments

Last night I crawled into bed, tired. Two hours later I woke feeling like someone was twisting my arm off at the shoulder . I stirred. My neck too was in a vise....My hands would not bend, my knees were throbbing. My lower back ached. I craw... Read more
New Resolves
Sunday, February 17, 2013      5 comments

The other day I was down and out. Told not to exercise by my doctor...eaten a Valentine's Heart full of candy....ready to throw in the towel. Today though, I got a Spark Mail (thanks Catspank) that turned my picture of defeat upside down. ... Read more
Forbidden to Exercise!
Thursday, February 14, 2013      5 comments

I called my surgeon today (big mistake) to ask him when I should begin to exercise again since I injured my hip the other day....thinking he would tell me tomorrow or thereabouts.....Imagine my surprise when the nurse called me this evening and ... Read more
Spring Feverish thoughts
Thursday, February 14, 2013      4 comments

The sun is shining on the sparkling new fallen inch of snow which I hope will be melted off the driveway by this afternoon. The temps are mild and somehow today I am thinking of spring time. I have a lot of work waiting for me this spring. La... Read more
A Response
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      5 comments

In response to the comments on my last blog: Some things simply cannot be done with reachers......It is IMPOSSIBLE to live without bending. (I'm not even talking about a deep bend...it can be a slight one that does it too). My husband is not ... Read more
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

Says ortho doc: "This hip joint should be almost impossible to dislocate....You would have to yank the whole thing apart to do it" Says me after almost dislocating it.: Ouch. yes, I had to put it to the test. And it passed the test bu... Read more
Positively Thinking
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

Do I believe in Positive thinking? Do you mean do I believe in denying that my body is screaming in pain and telling myself that in truth I am just fine? Do you mean convincing myself that by stating a few positive affirmations aloud ... Read more
It only TAkes a DAy
Thursday, February 07, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday I had two doctors appointments. I didn't have time to work out in the morning because we were leaving so early. And in fact the day before that I hadn't gotten a chance to do my cardio....only did strength training. And then yesterd... Read more
Double Toil and Trouble
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      6 comments

Last night I got out of bed to go into my recliner when I heard banging. I went out into the hall and saw my husband in his bed banging on the wall. He was in tears in pain from a knee injury that he's been nursing and then last night when his... Read more
Too Muddy to Tell
Monday, February 04, 2013      6 comments

This morning's workout was altogether unsatisfactory. I started out with a Worlds Biggest Loser DVD but had to abort it because it called for positions that were just really dangerous for my recently replaced hip. So then I went on to a leg sl... Read more
Chit Chat
Sunday, February 03, 2013      4 comments

it's a dull day. I chose this morning not to go to church. I did my half hour on the bike, showered and then forced myself to do something that required a lot of guts. I have a pile of important papers stored in a drawer in my basement. The... Read more
The Ben N Jerry's Challenge
Saturday, February 02, 2013      10 comments

The carton read "frozen Greek Yogurt" Strawberry Shortcake. It was a pint (not too big todo much damage, right?) and it was made by Ben N Jerry's. I bought it. Needed a treat, I told myself and that had at least some nutritional value. I opened... Read more
the Cootie Nurse
Friday, February 01, 2013      7 comments

Today my visiting nurse came...She called last night and said (GRRRR) that she would be here between 8:30 and 9:00. Well, that's my workout time but I couldn't very welll tell her to forget about it.....so I grumbled, "OK see you then." And at... Read more
Keepin on Keepin on
Thursday, January 31, 2013      7 comments

Today my physical therapist is coming at ten. I have to be ready to leave for a doctor's appointment by 12:00 so first thing I did was cook up a big pan full of steelcut oats and ate a bowlfull. Then did my breathing treatment and then went dow... Read more

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