August 31, 2017 - Thursday - I got home today and tuned on the TV just in time to catch the end of this. Her first Stranger Things.
August 30, 2017 - Wednesday - My hands are still not function close to normal and I can't put on a pair of pants so I wore these comfortable PJ pants to work. At least I showed up and fortunately there were no clients in the office today. My whole ensemble was actually quite the fashion statement.
August 29, 2017 - Tuesday - Today was worse than yesterday. I called the doctor yesterday and she finally called in a prescription this morning for me. Riley had already gone to work but fortunately I have a coworker that picked it up for me at lunch. It doesn't fix the problems right away but it takes a big chunk of the pain away quickly. So thankful for my friend's kindness.
August 28, 2017 - Monday - I called in today to work. In addition to not being able to walk much at all, my hands were hardly functioning and by the end of the afternoon one of my knees swelled up too. It's making a weird noise when I move it. Riley came by to help me out with a few things and to walk Grace. She even picked up dinner. She's the best.
August 27, 2017 - Sunday - Today I woke up with an all over flare up from hell. One of those that in addition to the discomfort its like several loud alarms going off in my head and I can't focus or think on much other than wanting it to be over. Days like these test my character and my ability to stay positive.
August 26, 2017 - Saturday - I woke up with a bad limp. I texted a friend to cancel our plans for the fight tonight. Later in the after noon my brother called and dangled this carrot in front of me along with the line, "It's only about 12 steps from the driveway to the table." It's always a good time with family, but I think I may have overdid it.
August 25, 2017 - Friday - I'm almost embarrassed to post this photo but it's really the only photo I took today. I went to the grocery store today after work. These are on the aisle leading to the produce section and are one of my guiltiest pleasures. I usually walk past them with hardly a thought. Not today.
August 24, 2017 - Thursday - Today was a full day. No pun intended. Had a great lunch meeting with a friend. We were also celebrating her birthday! I went home and took a quick nap. I met a couple of friends for dinner at our favorite Cuban place. I saw the movie Chef again a few weeks ago but haven't been up to getting out until recently. I have been craving this for a while.
August 23, 2017 - Wednesday - The last time we met for dinner my friend "forgot" her wallet. Hahahaha She bought dinner tonight. We always have a lot of laughs but tonight our thoughts were with our missing friend who recently lost his father. We both know what losing a parent feels like.
August 22, 2017 - Tuesday - I have a friend who's taken up drawing and painting. I went to visit her and did some coloring while she was doing her thing. She has these adult coloring books that are supposed to be relaxing to color. I suppose this would have been more relaxing if my eyes worked better. I'm beginning to think I might need glasses.
August 21, 2017 - Monday - I forgot my lens filters at home, but got this decent photo of the eclipse in the lens flare. I had been hoping to travel up north to see the total eclipse but plans fell through. I had already taken today and tomorrow off so its nice to have a couple of days off.
August 20, 2017 - Sunday - I was moving a bit better today and after making these the other day I decided to make them again for lunch.
August 19, 2017 - Saturday - The flare up I've been dealing with is finally starting to wear off. I was still aching a bit from being on my feet a lot yesterday. It was nice to relax at home and watch the starters move the ball.
August 18, 2017 - Friday - Today we laid my cousin to rest. It was sad of course, but so great to hear so many stories about her that many of us didn't know. It was also great to see so many aunts, uncles and cousins. I went over to my brother's for a while and then went to visit with Dad for a while.
August 17, 2017 - Thursday - Mmmmmmm.... with a package of Chips Ahoy in the pantry and some milk in the fridge, what's a guy supposed to do but make a cup of Cookie Pudding.
August 16, 2017 - Wednesday - I was doing a little bit better today but still not up for grocery shopping. My wonderful daughter did a little bit of shopping for me. Here's proof she loves me.
August 15, 2017 - Tuesday - Still having a bit of an issue walking. In our office the bathrooms are upstairs and the elevator has been out for two months now. Given my circumstances this is quite the challenge. Note to self: Don't wait until the last minute to go pee. Hahahahaha
August 14, 2017 - Monday - I was making my way out of the office today and came across this little one relaxing on the sidewalk.
August 13, 2017 - Sunday - I'm having another flare up that started Friday. A while back the NFL Network had an America's Team marathon. I recorded a bunch of the shows and spent the day laid up on the couch watching a bunch of A Football Life episodes. Mom was a huge fan of Roger Staubach.
August 12, 2017 - Saturday - I've had my coffee table for a really long time. Since Riley was little and Zeke was a puppy. He teethed on some of the corners. Two springs ago my dad and I started working on a new table for my place but mom got sick and we put all that on hold. Now my arthritis is much worse so it's gonna be a while still.
August 11, 2017 - Friday - I went to see my friend with the poodle. She's getting so big and really beginning to learn her manners. I'm talking about her dog not my friend.
August 10, 2017 - Thursday - I left work early today to go spend some time with my cousin. She's been battling cancer for a long while. My last visit we had lots of laughs. This time she was asleep the whole time.
August 9, 2017 - Wednesday - I went to a friend's for dinner after work. It was a nice way to relax after being cooped up at home all weekend. When I got home I watched a cooking show. This is tomato pie. After watching how it was made I can't wait to try this myself. It sounds delicious.
August 8, 2017 - Tuesday - I was feeling good enough to come home and do a little quick cooking. I don't think I've made pancakes since I moved here. That's been over two years. I had some bananas that needed to be eaten and a little bit of chocolate in the cabinet. These turned out pretty good.
August 7, 2017 - Monday - Was still moving pretty slow today, but got out to the grocery store before going in to the office. I parked in front of this minivan at the store. It was some dog training company. As soon as I pulled in I though this looked a lot like Biscuit. She's so googly-eyed.
August 6, 2017 - Sunday - Feeling a bit better but still laid up. Took advantage of the extended couch time by rewatching earlier episodes of this season's Game of Thrones. I watched some of last season's Cowboy's games too. Never tire of watching them beat the Eagles, Redskins or Steelers.
August 5, 2017 - Saturday - Today was a rough day. Didn't sleep hardly at all last night because of my back. Needless to say I wasn't cooking much today. Fortunately I was mobile enough to get to the pantry where I had a few of these left. It was a decent lunch but not really worth photographing.
August 4, 2017 - Friday - Starting off my weekend very slowly. Having a bit of a flare up in my spine. Thank God I don't get these very often. Hoping my heating pad helps.
August 3, 2017 - Thursday - I don't think I'll ever get tired of this. So plain and simple and delicious.
August 2, 2017 - Wednesday - I went to meet a friend for dinner at one of our favorite Greek places. I decided last week to stop drinking for a month or so. Not that I drink much, but I do have a drink or two frequently with friends. So in an effort to cut back and seeing how I'm not going to start cooking differently I thought I'd start here.
August 1, 2017 - Tuesday - My parting gift from my house guest was a bunch of junk mail torn to shreds all over my couch and living room. I got home late last night so I had some cleaning to do when I got home from work today. I didn't feel much like cooking so I made myself one of my childhood favorites, peanut butter and syrup on Mrs. Bairds.