I had an extra busy week (for me.) A few too many appointments. And out after dark two nights in a row? Unheard of. So today was an “at home” day. I felt like crap when I got up. Everything just aches. I don’t know if its the changing weather (which I am loving) or just some weird clinging damage that I did to (apparently) both legs. Anyway, I just took it easy this morning. Ooh, I tried a new recipe–most worthy! Katie calls it Pumpkin Bread in a Bowl. I only changed one thing–I used 1/2 cup of almond milk and 1/4 cup of eggbeaters. I liked it so much I tried to make an “improved version” for lunch. I tried replacing the cereal with my oatbran/flaxmeal mix. I didn’t like this as much, but it stuck with me a lot longer. I might experiment a little bit more.
I pulled out a big quilt that I hadn’t finished quilting before I had to take a break for my hand surgery, and did quite a bit of work on it. And then I headed down to the gym to take a swim. I really had to talk myself into this. But I wanted to get a few groceries for my cooking for spa week tomorrow (ever notice how food is always the deciding factor for me?) On the way down I started to get sad, or down. Just a vague feeling. Maybe because the body aches make me wonder if this is going to be the way it is from now on, or maybe just missing my dad catching up with me. Or maybe the stars just weren’t aligned quite right. Whatever. But I just continued on and got in the pool and did my thing. Nothing hurts too much in the pool. I kept swimming until the spa cleared out. Oh my goodness. That spa felt so magnificent. All those lovely little bubbles. It felt like I was getting a special treatment on every little ache and pain in my body! And for a while after I got out, everything felt good again.
The doggies and I all went out for a little stroll after dinner (believe me, when Monk’s along, there is no cardio effort involved. A stroll is all we get.) And I just made a batch of Roni’s version of Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip. I love Katie’s recipes, but sometimes they are a little calorie dense for us umm, well, those of us who DON’T have a problem putting weight on LOL. So Roni slimmed the recipe down just a bit. I’m going to have a bit as soon as I get done writing this blog.
And hey! Does everybody know about the Shape Best Blogger Awards? Several of our friends have been nominated, but at the top of my list is BBB (Best Blog Buddy) Jill!! Go on over and vote for her now! Jill is the one who got me into this blogging in the first place, and we’ve been buds through thick and thin (LOL) ever since.
I’m thinking about getting these knee bands to tide me over. My brother swears they are the best thing out there. Anybody have any experience with this brand?