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Whatnot – 11/10/21

The neighborhood. As you can see from this photo, it’s pretty glorious right now, weather wise. Blue skies, cool mornings and sunny afternoons. I do not  mind the long evenings AT ALL. I feel as if I have so much time to just chill (read, stare at a wall, hang with the pup, etc.).

Today, I am using my lunch hour for my first physical therapy appointment. I have never done physical therapy before but they sent me an app and I have to tell you, given how limited I’ve been with my knee, these exercises alarm me a little. Perhaps they will adjust the routine once they evaluate my situation. The doc doesn’t think I need surgery as the Fibular Collateral Ligament which tore off, has reattached itself but not in a perfect way. So I am due for an MRI and physical therapy for now and I do have to wear the annoying brace they gave me which keeps falling off. All, small things compared to what others are going through.

My daughter and her roommates, plural, as she will have three for next year put their deposits down on a very nice four bedroom apartment, located right across the street from the campus and the performing arts center where she will be spending most of her time. She will have a kitchen so no more dining hall food shortages. Yay!!

My son booked his flight for his week home this Christmas and I booked my daughter’s flight as well. Her flight was very challenging! Only two really that worked. The price kept going up as I was looking so I pulled the trigger and purchased. It’s hard when the only airport close to her is a small one.

I did not finish Dune this past weekend but I must, MUST finish today so I can read my book club’s pick. I am really loving it but it cannot be read with other books. It demands your full attention.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and a holiday for my campus so I am off. No plans. Fine by me. Thank you to all who have served!

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday Matters: Rest and Recharge

Sunday Matters

It’s funny to consider Sunday my “rest” day because it’s actually a very busy day for me but volunteering and working with students gives me life. Then, when I get home I usually crash on the couch for a much needed nap while watching something silly on TV. That, or reading. Depends on how much sleep I got the night before.

Right Now:

Coffee. Toast. A little weekend news. That’s about the only kind of news I can handle these days. Then, off to church I go.

This Week:

I finally get to see the orthopedist on Monday! Three long weeks of waiting and 9 weeks total with this knee injury. I’ve been very good and have been off of it but every now and then my knee bobbles a little and then flares up again with bruising and the like. It’s weird how it bruises just from it being strained.

I don’t have anything else on the calendar for this week. The Hub and I need to take a decent road trip this weekend though because last weekend we tried and everywhere we went was a bust. Too crowded or closed. Food, meh. It was almost comical.


I hope to finish Dune today and have the review posted this week. I love a good chunkster of a book but Dune is not a book to rush through so it’s slowed my reading down a little.


We finished American Horror Story Double Feature. The second half was all about aliens and it showed promise but then tanked. Was not happy with how it ended at all.

On to Squid Game.

Grateful for:

  • As aggravating as my son’s car issues have been, that darn car did what it was supposed to do and took the impact of that deer. It’s a mess but he isn’t, and that is what matters.
  • Soup weather!! This is a joke because it’s been 85 this week but it FEELS like soup weather.

That’s all I have. Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!