Monday, May 4, 2009

Back from VT

But first a longer look at my thoughts on Swine (oops H1N1) flu.

As some rocket scientist said on the news this morning 'it doesn't seem like many people are dying of it'. Well, then its not a big deal so we can all stop panicing...

We are back from VT. I decided to be proactive in dealing with back pain which meant I put a pillow behind my back in the car, had an ice pack on my hip for the duration, and went for a walk when we got home to loosen up. Something helped because I wasn't in total pain last night, just moderate pain. I actually slept for about 7 hours again so there is some continual improvement here. But actually I think the cortisone shot helped for about three days and that's it.

I just delivered Walter to the subway to go to the airport as he is off on a business trip for most of the week which means I am left to my own devices. This means I will eat the foods he hates. I bought two eggplants and think I will make eggplant lasagna. I also got some beets and will make a beet salad. Perhaps a quinoa salad as well. But today's lunch is definitely a homemade hummus sandwich on whole wheat with a little onion and a tomato and balsamic vinagrette salad on the side. Yummy!

The cat survived our weekend away. We had a cat sitter come in twice and feed him and most importantly shove antibiotics down his throat. Basically, we have come up with a solution, hold a kitty treat, he opens his mouth and you drop in the kitty treat. Then you repeat this but drop in an antibiotic (and he usually doesn't even notice) and then follow with another treat. But he did miss us and is definitely back to normal. Cat toys all over the living room.

Today, I have a busy day. I have to leave in a few minutes and take the car to the garage for an oil change and brakes. Then I will walk home, take a shower, get dressed and go to my ultrasound. Then I will stop by and get my chest xray as well. After that swing back home, make my lunch and get to work by 1. Then tonight I am going out to dinner with a friend who I haven't seen since last fall. At some point I will need to pick up my car as well but that may not be until tomorrow AM. Eek!

3 comments:

survivor said...

thanks for making me laugh this morning, I forgot about that movie, too funny!!

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Debby said...

Time to yourself is a good thing sometimes...