Wondering where I’ve been?
Well, I am out of commission. Somehow I have (re)injured my knee and I can’t stand for very long to do much of anything (cooking/cleaning) because it swells up so bad inside that I can feel it out the back of my knee and up my thigh. I also can’t sit for too long to rest it because then it freezes up and I am positively crippled upon standing again!
I am currently living on 100mg Celebrex and hobbling about on Bob’s walking stick. The tree is still up, the chores are piling up, and I am fed up! I am calling the Dr as soon as I press the publish button.
On a humorous note: We went to see the newest Peter Jackson Hobbit extravaganza and I was worried they wouldn’t let me in with my rather large walking stick. Bob laughed and quipped:
They will just think you are in character. What you need is a wizards cap and cape!
He was right, no one really noticed me and my “weapon”.
On other topics, so far 2014 is coming in on frigid winds and ice-cold temperatures. It is 10:30 in the morning and our current temperature is 21 degrees. Over the next few days we will continue to get below freezing temperatures and the temperatures will stay well below freezing even for the highs.
The worst of it will be Monday with a high of 20 degrees and a low of 5 deg, and Tuesday is not much better with 23 H and a 12 L. You know this California expat is still not used to this kind of winter weather!
I have express ordered a heated water bowl for the Mountain Farmlet. I would have just picked one up at the local pet store or the Co-op… but this is the Deep South and they don’t really stock them here.
How are you surviving the cold where you are?