2020 Life Log, Day 142: Interesting Relationship
Date: Friday, May 22, 2020
Weather: Sunny, Still Breezy; High 63, Low 54 degrees F
Location: At Home in Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

I didn’t do much today other than just enjoy a beautiful day. Unfortunately, the lowered activity level resulted in more pain in my hips. Interesting relationship. You would think that the inflammation would like a day off with no activity, but not so. I have been taking notes since meeting with the physical therapist and on the days when I have been the most active, I have had the least pain. I finally got a copy of the x-ray report of my lower spine and it shows moderate degeneration of the posterior of the spine causing the pain in my hips. Whatever I did to aggravate this is just going to take time and proper exercise to heal. But evidently standing in the kitchen and cooking is not the kind of exercise needed. It does better with gardening and pulling kayaks out of the water.

I did spend time today focused on food. My weekly Misfits box of veggies was delivered this morning, so I spent time putting those items away and I made an order for an afternoon delivery from Rory’s Market to fill in the gaps. When it arrived, I spent more time putting things away and then delivering to Heather and Jed a few things that I ordered for them. They were both working, so I tried to slip in, quietly put things away, and slip back out. On the way home, I called the fish market and picked up some Pacific salmon curbside, drove home by the beach road just to check out the activity level and parking situation, and then came home to check on the chicken bone broth that had been burbling all day. I have been craving a piece of pumpkin pie, so I made that, and made creamy broccoli potato soup to use broccoli that needed to be eaten sooner rather then later. In between all of this, Karen and Peter Baranowski stopped by with their son and grandchildren who are visiting them for a couple of days. This is the first time they have been together since the COVID lockdown, so they are super excited to have them for the weekend. Karen wanted the kids to meet Shadow and then they went next door to visit with the aunties by waving to them through the floor to ceiling windows on their deck.

Tomorrow Heather and Jed are laying the wood flooring in Sam’s bedroom and I think the plan is for the boys to come spend the day here with me. There is an 80 per cent chance of rain tomorrow, so we might have to find indoor activities. There are at least three Woods Hole Oceanographic webinars I think the boys would enjoy watching, as well as the PBS series on water–H2O: The Molecule That Made Us. It aired in April, but it is still available to watch. I have watched the first episode three times and could watch it three more times. I had the boys watch a bit of the first episode when they were here yesterday and they were really into it. So, if it is raining, we can watch science programs. And if it is not raining, we have a long list of fun things to do outside.

2020 Life Log, Day 143: Rainy Day with the Goldpebbles
2020 Life Log, Day 141:  Electric Violin, More Kayak Krazies, Talking to Friends and Family