Iron Chef Mar

We’re having friends of ours over for dinner tonight. It was my idea, ever before the hip got lousy. So when I was wondering what to cook, I talked to my friend Kat in work.

Kat constantly cooks for her family and extended family.How she does it I’ll never know. I told her that I needed a pretty good recipe and that the amount of time on my feet would have to be minimal.Son of a gun, she gives me this recipe for ” Aunt Suzie’s chicken”. Sure hope it’s good.

The desserts were made last night and are chilling in the refrigerator.I have started a slow cook on parts of the dinner, and will put the entrée in the oven pretty soon.Jim was instrumental in getting the house ready.He’s out with the girls now, so we all can be ready for our company.

I don’t see myself as an Iron Chef anytime soon, but I am hoping the meal and the company will be memorable.By the way, the only picture I had handy was Jeff Mauro from the Food Network.

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Showered with heat

Down at Undisclosed Deux, we have a large walk-in shower for our” later” years,

I guess that means now.

With the ache in the hip and just the aches from a general long week**yes,I know Monday was a day off** but there was nothing more the ticket for me tonight as relaxing as that shower.I had no adult beverages today, as I am careful not to do it with the naproxen sodium for the hip,and that shower was as relaxing as a cocktail.It was almost worth all the months we lived in a little 10’x10′ room while the house was being built.

Hopefully we’ll have a good night’s sleep and be ready for a good weekend.

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Curse or blessing?

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I have a Tuesday appointment with the doctor to be seen with my bum hip.I have to have an x-ray of the hip to take with me.

In the meantime, I have read over the possible diagnosis, according to my buddy Matt, who was my Physician’s Assistant**sorry Kate** when I got my knees done.As I am not crawling now, I am assuming my hip is not fractured**fingers crossed** but merely bursitis.

Arrgh.

Two inch needle, spray to freeze area, insert steroid-I remember the drill oh so well from my knee days.Here’s hoping the hip fairs a little better.

The right bone is connected to the left…

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Old age is not for sissies. I read this all the time.

I walk my dogs, take an exercise class, eat lighter now that it’s warm out.

I am in pain.

I thought it started as sciatica, but it stopped traveling and the hip just hurts.I waver between icing it or taking an anti-inflammatory, but I am afraid it’s going past that and medical assistance might be needed.Of course, I really don’t want to pay an orthopaedic man $30 to tell me I need to drop some weight. I KNOW THAT.

I need to lose this pain.

Stay tuned to this blog for the medical update of dancing in the world of medical co-pays, referrals, and hopefully, pain relief.

Don’t want to but I have to…

It seems that five minutes ago it was Friday.

It is Monday late afternoon-early evening.

I am home.

I have to go back to the city.I have bills to pay.**sigh**

The pace here is so peaceful,and so relaxing that I actually managed to get a nap in today, which is really saying something for me. Jim is off to ride his bike and then we slowly will get things together to head on back up.The weather has been gorgeous.

Retirement can’t be soon enough.

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Memorial Day Weekend

We are here at Undisclosed Deux, like that is some big surprise, right?

After two very long weeks at the city, we really felt weird coming down here because it was, although it was like our vacation, never mind the fact that it is our home. We have been working on the grounds, planting things we have nursed from the old house and kept in the sun in the city.Now, we have to figure out other essentials, like a shed for the tools, and colorful shrubs that will give a pop of color next to the house.

We gave ourselves a Sunday morning off, and plan to attend a 6PM Mass at the church we normally attend.We figured we never get a chance to get to that Mass so since we are still down here, why not?

The girls are resting after a nice family walk this morning under the ceiling fans, and what’s even more amazing is that chores are even more palatable down here…

Go figure! LOL

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How long?

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So my latest fall was this past Monday, and the soreness that followed was to be expected.

I went to my flip fitness class last night and the soreness that wasn’t too bad, well, it seems as if it were awakened by the exercise. Not too much fun, especially when you are left to go scrounging for rubbing alcohol to try to take the ache out. I thought I was using my head and doing moderate versions of the exercises, but I guess I was wrong. I came in here today like a Walter Brennan** remember the Real McCoys?** stand in. I have to admit it is not a really attractive look. The fact that I have been trying to cook healthier for us and now that it is getting warmer,introducing more fruit, well, when you are aching, you really just don’t give a hoot.

I can only hope that the ache dissipates for the weekend and on the mend becomes a permanent state.