A Great Weekend


What a wonderful weekend! Despite the PT Friday afternoon, all in all, this has been a great one. I have spent way too many hours watching football, analyzing my fantasy football teams and just down right enjoying the cooler weather.

On the PT front, my back PT is on hold since I have managed to do fairly decently in that department and my wonderful therapist wanted to save a few visits for when I get out of the boot. My leg on the other hand is a bit more challenging. It is one thing to do PT when your injury is pretty much healed but when you still have an injury, it can be painful, frustrating and well, crappy. I am doing okay in terms of rehabbing my leg but I can tell when I have been working it a bit harder. PT seems to knock it over the edge and I am finding that the smooth movements I have in my right leg don’t translate to the left. Meaning, my leg and foot look all kinds of jumpy when I am working with it.

Friday I took the boot off for my workout and the PT noticed that my ankle was swollen. More than likely it is from sitting at a desk and working in the boot. But to have a cankle makes me a bit sad. The massage and heat at the end are great, well, the massage can hurt a bit since they are working on the muscle but still. It seems to make it feel a bit better. I am going through my exercises nightly and have noticed that if I have given it a really good workout, I am achy through the night and when I wake up.

Football, man I have missed you. Life makes sense when the temps get cooler and pigskin is in play. Georgia looked horrible and I was saddened by that, Ole Miss pulled out a win (thank goodness) and Tennessee lost. Poor Vandy didn’t even show up to play LSU, oh well, maybe next Saturday. . .

I was a bit nervous about today, my Steelers played decently but I hate seeing teams scoring field goals only. They pulled it out in OT and I just love watching Polumolu run around the field with his pretty hair. The Titans played solid and while I was cheering for them this week, sorry boys, my Steelers will be in Nashville and that means I will be screaming, I mean cheering, for them.

I did manage to be somewhat productive this weekend. I cooked up a pot of Potato Leek Soup as well as some yummy brownies, ala Martha Stewart. Once this boot is off for good, I will be attempting French Onion Soup and going to my favorite recipe, Beef Burgundy. I have missed cooking Julia, so with cooler temps and plenty of football on, I am ready to hit the kitchen.

I am hoping for some good news from the doctor on Friday; if all goes well, I will be out of the boot. While I still cannot walk normal and I am majorly scared of attempting the stairs without the boot, I am so ready to be rid of this thing.

So, here is to a great weekend. And here is a boo for it being almost Monday again!

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