Today is a red letter day for me. It is the last day of of my FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) time off from work for my knee rehab. I certainly could put in for more time if it was necessary, but I'm ready to re-enter the world of
The absolute classic aspect of this is that I am required to return tomorrow per the FMLA agreement's terms, but then we have all next week off for Spring break! It really works out well, because I have the one day of re-entry to settle back in, regroup, and do the paperwork changes that will be required for April when we being back after break. So another week of rest for the knee, but with the reassurance of having some essential stuff for April already done.
I was going to be doing a lot of nice cooking for myself this week while hubby is gone, but turns out I've fallen into eating out with friends more. I've made good choices with food - and since no chain restaurants were involved, the freshness and quality was far higher than would otherwise be the case. Last night at home I cooked up some frozen organic ravioli by a company named Rising Moon Organics. The variety I had was Feta~Hazelnut with Butternut Squash. I would take a picture of the empty package but just discovered my camera battery out of juice. So my vivid description will have to suffice. It was actually quite good and cooked up nicely. Some frozen ravioli tends to fall apart a bit in the boiling water, but this held up totally. The pkg. gave detailed instructions on how to boil gently to help the ravioli stay intact (note to self for future ravioli adventures). For sauce I just squeezed a bit of tomato paste from a tube over the draining hot cooked pasta and tossed it gently. This was my maiden voyage with tomato paste in a tube, too, and I really liked it. It's more concentrated, was an organic brand and had great flavor. Again - no pic. Maybe after the battery charges I'll shoot em and post pics later.
Yesterday I went to the gym and did 10 minutes on the bike. I could probably have gone farther as the knee felt good, but I had to meet someone and was on a bit of a time crunch. Just as well because there was still the 90 pounder to walk in the afternoon, and that puts definite strain on the knee. So I'm seeing slow steady progress, which is good. I want to be better yesterday, but finally get that overdoing it today won't speed the process and will more likely hinder it. Hey - maybe I am teachable now, and the tender age of cough-cough.
It's been fun seeing and reading about Fitbloggin. If there is Fitbloggin Part Deux next year, I'm going to have to get in on it. It would be wonderful to meet blog friends in person.
I'm sitting here on my last day off and the View is on, and I'm going to say something that I mean no offense to anyone about. Elizabeth Hasselbeck gives me a pain in the brain. It's not her politics or her beliefs - it's her delivery of her thoughts that makes me want to throw a bowling ball at the screen. Perhaps some voice modulation coaching? Whoopi Goldberg on the other hand, is AWESOME. Love her. Okay - you know it's time for me to go back to work when I'm critiquing the women on the View. I hadn't watched the show in years. YEARS! I don't think she was even on when I last saw it! ME thinks I need to get a life. Or at least more of my previous to the last six weeks life!
Next broadcast may be from work tomorrow. But I 'spect I'll have enough to do that I'll write about it after the fact. And Tom gets home tomorrow night which will be nice. Time apart is good. Time together, better. Especially after time apart.