Now, on to ME! I think they tried to kill me this week. Just kidding, but I haven't danced this much in years. At least since not my knee got so bad. It's been fun but my legs are shot by the end of the day. Last night I actually took some ibuprofen in the hopes my knees would feel better when I woke up. It worked, they do. Thank heavens.
I'd put on about 5-7 #'s over the last few weeks. I'm not sure why except, I'd eaten some fast food more than I've done in the last few years, had doughnut cravings and cake cravings, which I indulged in. Hmmmmm, how'd that weight come on? However... I'm pleased to say that I'm back on the downward swing again and have dropped about 3-4 of those pesky pounds and will, WILL, be rid of the last of those soon and more.
I began my next round of hyaloronic injections for my knee last week. I had to tell the Doc. that the "pain-free" time only lasted about 3.5 months instead of the usual 4-5. Plus after the injection, when I got off the table, (I almost said hopped, like that's gonna happen!) It really hurt to walk on it. I even had to take myself out of a class the next morning. It was really hurtin'. We're going to take some x-rays today before the 2nd injection of 3 to see what the stupid knee looks like. He was maneuvering the joint last week and a huge POP came from it. I didn't like the look on his face when it sounded nor the fact that he said "Eewww!"
I've got a feeling that I'm gonna be having the knee replacement some time next year. Doc. says he's not sure and that before we go there, we'll see if the injections this time last the usual or if it's really going down and see the x-rays before we make that call. Either way, I think I'm ready. I'll be sure to let you know. I know you're riveted.
Next weekend, I begin teaching some pool classes on the northwest side of town. A friend runs the fitness programming out there and she wants me to be there so I'm giving up my Sat. mornings for her (and the money, of course.) I'm looking forward to the new adventure.
Now for food, I made the most delicious teriyaki salmon the other night. So simple, 1 skillet operation. Pre-heat your oven to somewhere between 325-400 degrees. First, you take your cast iron skillet, yes, it's all I use, or one that can go in the oven. In it you pour in some soy sauce, brown sugar, clove or 2 of minced garlic, ginger (fresh or ground), maybe a dash of heat and let it come to a simmer. Place the salmon in the skillet to cook for about 2 min., flip for another 2 min. then place the whole thing in the oven for 8 min. and your done. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, so good.
While the salmon I was in the oven, I made and ate a lovely salad, then out came the salmon and I was full, not stuffed but full and satisfied. Fast, simple, delicious. What more could you want, I ask? I should've taken a photo for you but I didn't, sorry. Next time I will.
I forgot to mention last week that I had a date a couple weeks ago! Yes, its true, a date. It was with the guy I first went out with last November. Yup, the one that screwed up over the holidays, called after 10pm on a Fri. night in March (not gonna happen, Sparky). I decided to let him take me out again. I was so stunned when I got the text from him at work asking me out. He knew he was in the dog house with me but I will say we ended up spending about 5.5-6 hours together. He's still the best date I've been on. Trust me, I had some doozy's. Good grief!
Apparently, he has given notice and is retiring in another week or so and will be in Tucson much more than he has been. So, we'll just have to wait & see. We met at Flemings and then decided to go hear some music. As we walked out we heard a jazz band just up the walk so we just went & listened there. It was really quite nice. Very comfortable. Still not convinced, jury's still out on this one but I'm trying to keep an open mind about it, him.
Well, Putney's looking at me with those eyes, wondering if he'll get his W-A-L-K this morning. The answer to that is a resounding YES! So, I'm off before it gets too hot for his foot pads.
Remember folks, drink lots of water, avoid (if possible) being out in the heat especially between the hours of 10-3, wear loose, light clothing, hats & sunglasses. Stay safe.