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This has been a tough week.  Sunday our grandpup Lily came to stay for the week while Adam, Sam and the kids went on vacay.  We also had to walk up the street to their house twice a day to feed and care for their two cats.

Wednesday and Thursday we had the boys after school.

But this is the norm-the part that makes me want to quit things is that it was also the week I started my 3 shot weekly “torture” on gel shots to my worst knee.

The shot was quite painful on Wednesday morning, but what did me in was the ortho “pushing” the gel around the area afterwards!  I swear to you all I literally saw stars, got nauseous enough to puke and then proceeded to practically pass out in a cold sweat.  It took about 20 minutes to feel better.

Now the ortho said to use RICE for the next 48 hours and cancel my walk and water aerobics for the rest of the week.

Ever try to take care of 6 animals, 2 kids and just regular stuff in this condition???

Thankfully dh had all of Wednesday off and I only had to drive to school Thursday while he was at work.

Dylan, 9-1/2, looked at my bandage and even more swollen joint and asked, “Grandma, did you get a shot in your kneecap?”

When I confirmed it-he turned a few shades paler and behaved both days he was with me.

Now I have the next two repeat “performances” to go through.  Let me tell you-this had so better work on improving my knee pain and mobility!

DH got take out for dinner the first night and grilled it the second, Friday everything went into the oven.  Tonight, well, I’ve got another night of “easy, peasy” dishes to serve.

But since we‘re committed to do this the rest of the month-I’m thinking that my time of standing and preparing anything more than the simplest of fare has come to an end.

And given the circumstances-I’m okay with this decision.

You may not see me posting on this space for a while-enjoy your cooking!

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