Well, good Sunday morning to you, I suppose.
I stayed up to watch the new Mrs. Miracle movie with some other actress playing the role Doris Roberts played so well. It was “okay”, but really sort of preaching in a rather smarmy way. But anyway, I’d already changed the clocks back, so it was only 10:30-ish when I toddled off to bed, and then around 4:30 when I woke. So that’s about 6 hours, except that after an hour and a half in bed with strange dreams I got up and took a couple ibuprofen.
When I did wake again the trigger joints in my right thumb and middle finger were both popping. Damn it.
Thankfully, neither joint is causing significant pain, but they’re cause by inflammation of the sheath through which the tendon passes. All of this trigger joint bullshit started after I power-crocheted the shawl for my daughter. And then after the first cortisone shot I knitted the gray shawl (which I oddly can’t remember if I gave it away or store it here until the winter), and I had more pain afterwards and then took another cortisone shot.
Knowing that handwork aggravates the tendon or sheath, I have been actively avoiding handwork. It makes is sad because I have yarns purchased for a special project and I’ve been afraid to do those projects. I’ve not knitted or crocheted in more months than I can remember now. Later today I will try again to do something because I really really want to do this next project.
I am grateful that the summer heat is over, but later in the coming week the temperature is supposed to go up a little. Last week I walked to and from Kroger, and I will likely do it again later this morning. Technically I have enough food, but there are some things I should stock up on (toilet paper, peanut butter, etc.). And it will be good to get the fresh air, sunshine, and exercise. Right now it is about 48º, but should warm to around 72º later today.
Made it to Kroger and back; got what I needed. I took a rest when I got there, and then also paused at my regular rest area. I’d only gone a short space after that when Walter drove by and offered a ride. He hefted both my heavy shopping bags and the big walker into the back of his truck. And, of course, Ginger was in the cab of the truck so I got some ear-licking loving from her.
BigBoy was on the ramp when we pulled up. He seemed a little miffed that I didn’t bring home a box of chicken (they didn’t have any ready at Kroger). Or maybe it was because he saw me get out of a strange truck smelling like Ginger. I dunno. Whatever.
Even though the general objective is to walk and get the exercise, I was grateful for the ride. And now time to rest my hip-supporting, butt-shaping, thigh-lifting, calf-defining muscles. Everything from the waist down is still burning. It hurts, but that means I’ve worked all those muscles and that’s a good thing, right? 🙂
Oh! And it is a glorious sunshiny but cool day, and the door and window are open for a nice breeze through. 🙂
I was going to get a bag of cole slaw mix but what they had didn’t look fresh enough, and I saw this and decided to try it. There were also a few other types of bagged salad, but I didn’t see the kind I got last time, and this looked interesting, mostly because it didn’t list kale in the ingredients. I’ll let you know if it is truly horrible.