Monday already…so without any preamble, grab a cuppa and we’ll wrap this week up.
1.Up and at ‘em
I’m almost back to full strength and doing my normal morning walk. Now I’m trying to build back my afternoon kilometres.
After an absence of almost 4 years, I went back to the chiropractor this week to try and get some sort of alignment happening with hips and knees to mitigate this happening again.
I’d forgotten just what a mess my back is in – structurally speaking – until he showed me my x-rays and said my back would be what the textbooks would say is severe scoliosis. While I’ve obviously seen the shape of my back before, it had been over 20 years since I was last confronted with it in (literally) black and white.
Anyways while structurally there’s little I can do about that, functionally there’s a lot we can do to slow any further degeneration and increase my range of motion. While chiros aren’t for everyone, over the years I’ve found the treatment helps me quite a bit and I’m cursing myself for leaving it so long.
Sares and I visited a camel dairy on Saturday. I’ll tell you more about it on Thursday, but this place is not your usual dairy. For a start, it’s completely ethical and secondly, well, it’s camels. Speaking of which, these camels love their cuddles.
3. Bits and pieces
This episode of How To Fail with Nadiya Hussain. She spoke about how sometimes you worry so much about failing that in the process you fail to live. She also talked about how there’s so much pressure we put on ourselves to hide the panic and the worry – when will it happen, how will it happen, who will see it when it happens – and that she’s learnt to allow it to happen, to let the panic come and sweep across you. I guess it’s a little like hot flashes. Anyways, it really spoke to me.
I’m also listening to All Creatures Great and Small, read by Christopher Timothy who played James Herriott in the original series. It’s utterly charming.
4. Coming to terms with…
My baby leaving home. She’s secured a role as an occupational therapist in Hervey Bay and will be leaving after Christmas. She’ll be nearly 23 so I know that it’s time, but even so. Anyways, I wrote a little about Hervey Bay in this post. If she was going to move anywhere, she’s picked a truly lovely place. And, on the upside, I can go whale-watching there next season.
She doesn’t cook (I know, right?) so I’m putting together a collection of express style recipes for her – (mostly) healthy meals using a few ingredients and no fancy equipment.