October 14, 2011 – – – I woke up stiff as all get out so I took a muscle relaxer hoping to get some relief. Instead I walked around fighting sleep and stiff. I went to WalMart and picked up a few things for the office then Hallmark Man came by and picked me up for lunch. We went to our favorite Mexican place and I got the steak fajitas. I didn’t eat the chips. I smelled them and all I could think was “Fritos”….I hate Fritos. That’s what my dog’s feet smell like on occasion. Yuk. Anyway, I took some leftovers back to work and even ate those 2 hours later. A co-worker got my computer working at work and I finally got on it and tried to set everything up before Monday (payday). Didn’t work. I went ahead and stayed after everybody left and did payroll—no distractions, no pressure, just peace and quiet.
Now I am home and relaxing. Loving this cool weather. I think the hummingbirds have left but I’ll look tomorrow and see.
October 15, 2011 – – Today has been a painful one. Hobbling all over, hurting to bend over…so I didn’t do a whole lot today. I did walk to the mailbox with Miss Girl on the leash. She is awesome when I am walking with my cane. She stops and waits patiently for me to catch up. Imagine that…a basset hound waiting for her owner to catch up. LOL
Took a nap, hoping the pain would go away. I was so cold I could hardly get warm. I put on sweats, a bathrobe and loaded the bed with blankets and an afgan. Had to put on socks and then I got warm enough to sleep. The pain woke me up so I got up.
Hallmark Man grilled steaks tonight. Phenomenal! Oh, they were truly heavenly! I will have to get the New York strips next time. Much better than Ribeyes to me! The salad dressing I bought at Kroger was expired since April. Nice. It was nasty anyway. So I ate my salad which included baby romaine, celery, broccoli, bacon, tomato and chives with a little lemon juice.
Talked to Mom a while on the phone. Now we are watching “Green Lantern.”
October 16, 2011 – – Woke up to the scratching of the door at 5:45am. Miss Girl needed to go potty. Of course, she wouldn’t budge without her morning slice of cheese. So I let her out. The moon was so bright that I almost didn’t turn on the porch light for her. She’s such a good dog. I left her out there until about 7:10, then let her back in. I went back to bed and slept until almost 10. My hip was hurting so I didn’t really want to get up. My lower back hurt, too. I took a hydrocodone and headed to the kitchen. I fixed turkey sausage and some southwest hash brown potatoes. I used my new ceramic pan. It cooked awesome! I want to replace all of my Teflon pots/pans with ceramic. They cook so much better. It’ll take time to do that because they are pricey but worth it.
I started emptying the dishwasher and realized my space in the kitchen was not used very well so I started cleaning out glasses, mugs, cups and food that we didn’t use or had expired. Moved some things around and now the kitchen isn’t as crowded and flows better.
My hip muscles are burning from moving around so much but I kept going. I needed to move around. I swear sometimes I wonder if I have muscular dystrophy. My muscles tighten up like a rubber band and the more I use them, the tighter they get.
I think I’m going to take a nap. I love Sunday naps. 🙂