I can’t believe my weekend is almost over already. I guess that is because I worked a little yesterday. I slept pretty well last night, which was quite a relief, but woke up around 4 am with excruciating pain in my knee. I think I like the numbness better. It was past pain pill time, so I took one and fell back asleep. This is just bizarre how the pain moves around from hip to thigh to knee. Nerves are just an amazing thing in the body. Sorry to keep talking about this, but I have never had an injury journey like this, so I am sort of feeling my way around.
I was feeling like something different for breakfast – so I made a pumpkin 1-minute muffin. It took me forever moving around. Only I could turn the 1-minute muffin into a 10-minute muffin. 🙄
It was worth it, though. Topped with light cream cheese mixed with a bit of powdered sugar. Soooo good! This also filled me up until lunch, too. It was awesome. Or maybe my appetite is catching up to my activity (or lack thereof).
After breakfast, John took me to the indoor farmer’s market. It’s smaller when it is indoors, but very charming.
My pics didn’t come out all that well. There were hydroponic greens there, and lots of root veggies. We picked up some apples and some parsnips! I was all excited for a new veggie. Is that a little sad?
We also stopped and got a new grill. Our grill completely disintegrated into powder – and I am not joking – so we got a portable gas one. I’ll get pics sometime after we set it up. Walking with crutches is so slow, so all this took most of the morning.
Lunchtime and John wanted to try the parsnips, too. He chopped them up and pan sauteed them in some coconut oil. I made an egg white puff to go along with.
The parsnips were good! They are kind of like a cross between a carrot and a potato. I have a fun recipe to try with them, which I’ll probably do tomorrow.
I am pretty sleepy today. Think it is the pain pills, but also just the fatigue of injury. I am so glad I have all this upper body strength to use the crutches with. Chin ups are good for something!
John has been busy cooking today. He made a low fat protein brownie variation, which he brought out a sample of with my latte:
I’ll see if I can get the recipe from him. Not low calorie, though.
I was so jealous, because John then went out for a bike ride. Wahhhhh!!! Although he made up for it by scoping out a store and bringing me some of this!
Pumpkin!!! My stash was getting low, so I was all kinds of happy to see these cans 😀
Dinner time was a stir fry. We had some cooked rice, so I combined that with broccoli and chicken and a little sesame oil.
So good. I wandered outside to look at my garden. I have some early tulips blooming now:
I think some of the perennials did not make it through the winter, so I might have some fun finding replacements this year!
I had a sweet urge, so I had a date. Soft medjool dates. These are like candy. Expensive, but so worth it! One with nut butter, one without.
Not much else on tap for the evening other than being slow. I am so not used to doing anything slow for very long, so it is a good exercise in patience for me. John was saying taking an extended break from exercise isn’t always a bad thing, so I am trying to view it like that.
Question: Do you eat dates?