Monday, January 18, 2010

I heart Monday holidays!

There's nothing better than a Monday holiday. Mondays are such dependably crazy days at my job that having one off is always a bonus. Even though Tuesday becomes the Monday and will be filled with even more annoying things than a typical Monday, it's never as bad because you're one day closer to the weekend. Pretzel logic.

I got wonderful comments to my post yesterday, and I want to thank everyone for that. Reading those comments over the course of the day filled me with optimism and excitement about being on this journey. I feel newly invigorated to stay the course. Blogging as motivational life coach - effective and cheap! not to mention warm and fuzzy.

I had my best exercise day today since my knee surgery. I walked 2 full miles at a pretty decent clip with a friend and our dogs this morning; then this afternoon had physical therapy that included 12 minutes on the bike, and then some good stretches and strengthening exercises of my L knee and it's surrounding structures. I'm really seeing the light at the end of the arthroscopic tunnel now, and believe I'll be back to doing what I did before, though modified for my afflicted knees that I didn't know were chock full of arthritis. My right knee and hip are definitely achy and strained at times now, which I know is due to the fact that while the left knee is feeling almost normal, I'm still favoring it in a way that is jacking up the right side parts. Even that is improving. Whoopee!

The rest of my day of was nice - got together with 2 different friends - one for breakfast, one for lunch. And throughout, I've kept my food clean. So now I'm going to do the couch potato thing I've been perfecting and watch mindless Monday night TV. Thank you again, blog friends, for all your support, wisdom, suggestions and inspiration. Blogging has added a wonderful piece to my life, and I think about my blog buddies often throughout each day. TTYL!


  1. Hey leslie, glad you had a good time with friends.
    I tweaked my hamstring yesterday...and was feeling it today....
    I hope to God I don't have an issue with it.
    Not after coming this far.
    I am glad your knee is better, Hope the other one holds.
    Have a great night.

  2. Is the Bachelor part of your Monday night TV? Love to discuss with you. LOL

    Glad you had a great day off!

  3. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

  4. I love them too but I didn't get this one. I understand what you mean about blogging. I never thought I'd like it as much as I do.

  5. Hi Leslie, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comments that you left regarding my post about improving your blog. Getting rid of the word verification is easy to do. If you go to your dashboard. Go into "Settings" and at the top you will see a heading for "Comments". If you go to comments, you can indicate that you don't want the word verification to be active. That's it!

    I'll have to read further into your blog to hear more about your knee surgery. I started working with a trainer due to knee issues in the hopes of preventing the need for surgery donw the road. I remember how hard it was for my Mom when she had a knee replacement.

  6. That knee will be good as new in no time--and you'll be so glad you had it repaired. So glad you stopped by my blog--welcome aboard! :D Deb

  7. Glad your knee is continuing to improve! :o)

  8. Glad your knee is feeling better. That's great!
    I bet it was fun meeting up with friends. I need to do that more often. :)

  9. Hi Leslie, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! It's always nice to 'meet' new people. :)

    I'm looking forward to a bit of spare time, so I can explore your blog and get to know you a bit.

    Take care.

  10. Glad you were able to get in some good exercise. :)