This seems to be an ongoing, never-ending, tedious process of having to pay attention every moment.
Today, after a fairly health lunch (salad with lots of greens, plus salami, chicken, tomatoes, olives, and some other stuff, plus a scrambled egg chopped up for added protein), I took the short walk and then did some of the leg exercises. Instead of doing them as originally shown to me, I did what the PT recommend — extend and hold for 5 seconds, instead of allowing momentum to move my leg. And I did allow my lunch to settle for 20-30 minutes before starting.
I was moving sort of okay before lunch, but now having done the walk and exercises, I am sore and feeling tired and exhausted. I DO try to get some sort of activity or exercise every day, but when I do I end up wiped out for the rest of the day and sometimes the next day. I can’t even always tell if I’m even a little better afterward for having done the exercises.
I get discouraged and somewhat defeated sometimes and want to just veg out on the couch. I know that isn’t helpful in the long run, and I keep trying to do more.
Yesterday, as part of my Kroger order, I got some cream corn and some Jiffy cornbread mix. Tonight I’m going to brown up a pound of ground beef (with some added mirepoix), then I’ll drain it and pack it back down into the skillet, layer a can of cream corn on top of it, and then make a box of cornbread mix and layer that on top, then bake according to the box directions. I used to fix this for the girls when they lived with me, and I’ve been sort of craving it lately. It can be wedged out or scooped out when hot, and when the leftovers are chilled it makes a nice crumbly topping for salads.
There was a post circulating on Facebook for a pattern to make back-straps for surgical facemasks, the kind with loops to go over the ears. Because all medical personnel have to wear these practically 24/7 these days, the elastic loops are breaking down the skin behind the ears. The back-straps have buttons on the ends to hold the loops, keeping them off the ears. Since both Devyn and Leanne work in a nursing home facility, Devyn asked me to make some of these backstraps.
Since I have been getting bored with the Old Shale scarf, and because my granddaughter asked me (how could I say no?), that’s what I’m doing today. I have eight straps crocheted, with buttons added to one of them so far. And, the starting and ending tails are at opposite ends, I’m leaving them hang out so I can weave them in AND sew on the buttons with the tails. 🙂
Well, enough whining for today.