Still Alive and Kicking

This morning I went for a physical.  I had put this off for quite some time.  Since undergoing cancer treatment, I try to avoid spending much time on things of a medical nature.  Sorry, it is just not fun…. But I decided I had put it off too long, so I went.  I have had some low back issues, but nothing I can’t live with — now I am getting an MRI this week and  a colonoscopy as soon as they can schedule it.  Great — that is why I try to avoid all things medical.  But, I am still alive and kicking and the doctor really had nothing negative to say.  Perhaps she is saving it for the results of the blood work.

On to a more palatable topic — the fashionista and I went with a group of people to see The Bucket List on Friday night.  It is billed as a comedy and Freeman and Nicholson play well off each other and there are some great lines in the movie.  My favorite line is:  So, is your name Tom or Thomas?  Actually, it’s Matthew but he thinks it is too Biblical.  But the movie is not really a comedy — ’nuff said.  Don’t want to ruin it.

Saturday was a pretty good day.  Did some cleaning.  Baked a loaf of bread.  I used a recipe for a simple french loaf that I found on the internet several years ago.  I substituted a 1/2 cup of flour with ground flaxseed.  The fashionista ate a slice, and will eat it again, but she really prefers very white bread.  Next time I may add some sunflower seeds.  I have a lovely bread machine that my father bought me some years ago, so I have not many excuses for not making my own bread.  And it smelled wonderful while baking.  And it does not contain anything partially hydrogenated or high fructose.  What’s not to like — 

And since we need to eat more salad, I spent some time chopping and dicing and slicing salad veggies and dividing them into containers in the fridge.  That way, all the prep work is done and it is easy enough and quick enough to build a salad to eat right then or take to work or school.  Except for things like cucumber that get mushy quickly, it is all in there.

Went to my lesson — it has been forever since I have worked on etudes.  But I will be spending a lot of quality time with etudes.  No pain, no gain, right?

Worked on some knitting later in the day.  Got three repeats done on the Branching Out scarf — 7 to go!  Worked on the 2×2 rib scarf.  Knitted on a sock.

Watched a band from Vermont on PBS that I had not heard of before and now I will be finding their music — Grace Potter and The Nocturnals.  PBS showed a live concert from 2005.  I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

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About ksknitter

I wear many hats -- mother and grandmother, paralegal, knitter, bass player in a praise and worship band, gardener, cook, avid reader, good friend, good listener -- just to name a few. View all posts by ksknitter

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