Good Morning…well it’s still morning as I begin this post. Today finds me prepping to do the grocery shopping, laundry going, and plans to cook and maybe even cleaning some.
This past week was a lazy one for me. I can’t explain exactly how I’ve been feeling. About a year and a half ago I began having problems with my knees, specifically my right knee was the worst, pain when standing and walking, and it hurt terribly when I stood up after sitting. I finally went to an orthopedist and he told me both my knees are bone on bone, no cartilage, and signs of arthritis. UGH. I got a shot of cortisone, and the recommended plan was to try to move more, and perhaps lose some weight. It’s been eight months and I should have gone back for another shot four months ago, but I tried to battle through. I’m not in so much pain it’s awful, I need shots in both knees and to discuss surgery or some other plan for a future. I’m actually moving less, I can’t walk far at all, standing even to look at books in a store is painful. I find myself explaining to friend often why I’m slow, why I need to sit, etc. I’ve got to get this under control.
With only one teen son at home that part of my life is quiet. Nick is rarely at home, so I can’t get him to do the things I want him to do. He’s too old for me to clean his room, and we have to stay on him to do chores. He has three weeks left of summer break.
I’ve been reading, but don’t feel like it’s at a pace I like. I know the obvious is that when I feel like reading is a chore it’s wrong. I’ve been feeling that review/blog tour etc pressure and I’ve made plans going forward to take on less. The downside to that is the number of June and July books I haven’t read. Doing what I can…seriously. In case you missed it, I wrote about my least favorite blogging trends, comment if you’d like. I think I need to build in a discussion post a week, it’s been enlightening!
Our niece from Atlanta is spending a couple of days with is this week coming up. She is 13 and a sweet girl. She’s an only child, perhaps a bit sheltered but a good kid. I’m trying to come with fun things to do. So far I have plans for beach, mini golf, pedicures, dinner out. Shoot out some suggestions of you have them. She’s not a major girly girl, if that helps you.
I think that’s the captures how the week has been, it’s summer in FL so it’s hot and humid every day, and most late afternoons/evenings have a thunderstorm. It’s all about see breezes hits the heat inland and storms.
I hope you’re enjoying your day!!