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    You're right, Coll, the heat was obviously a bad idea, made the pain worse! I wish I could say I'm better but really am just the same, which is probably okay in the scheme of things. One thing that does help is movement, very easy, just walking around. Sitting is disastrous. Lying down is good but it is so hard and painful to get up that it isn't worth it. It is so kind of all of you to be thinking of me. I wish you were all here, we could have a cup of tea and then eat t-bone steaks with our hands!
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    Late afternoon and I'm still hanging in there. Went for a long walk, which might have been a mistake but I just couldn't stay home anymore. Cabin fever and such a lovely day. Back is screaming but I think it is on the mend. Ate some haddock and a salad. Is it okay to say I am eating iceberg lettuce these days? I know it has pretty much zero nutrition, but it tastes so nice and it's so crunchy and beautiful. I wrapped the haddock in the lettuce leaves and felt like I was having some kind of gourmet treat.

    Went to an art exhibit by schoolkids - really enjoyed it. I liked the younger kids' (K-3) work much more than the older ones (high school). There is such a purity of form and structure in the young ones. I think the high schoolers have unfortunately been polluted by life already. (Speaking as one who knows all about such things.) Seriously, the young ones have done some very impressive work. I hope they don't get ruined as they age.

    Okay, I'm going to lay down now and get rested up to watch "Sherlock Holmes" tonight.
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    Sabine, I took your advice and just threw a sheet over the bed instead of anything fancy - hmmm, I could get used to this sort of shortcut. For some reason the cats love it. I thought they would be slow to adopt new sleeping digs, but they actually seem to like the new bed better. Cats, who can figure them out?

    I have a lot of cards that I have purchased but never send because, well, I like them too much. I hate to think of them being looked at for maybe a second and then tossed. So I keep them in the corner of my desk and look at them every so often. I picked out a favorite with a drawing of an owl and a cat and wrote a nice message to myself.

    Once not so long ago during a really hard time with my family, who I am not close to, I made a nice card and a bookmark out of handmade art paper for my sister and my mom. I handed them to them at the same time. My mom opened it up and said, "What am I supposed to do with this?" My sister said, "Oh. Thanks." Then she literally threw them on the floor near her chair and went back to reading her book. I announced that I was going to turn in early - seemed like the only thing to do to get out of that awkward situation. Later while I was lying in bed, I heard my mom say to my sister, "Oh look, she made this. It has my name on it. I didn't see it before, I didn't have my glasses on." My sister said, "Yeah, it's kind of childish, I think."

    That year I organized a bookmark swap in my book club and made everyone a personalized bookmark out of really nice art paper. They loved them. A couple of those ladies are really successful artists and even they loved them.

    Well, that doesn't have anything to do with food, but I'll leave it in.
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    *sigh* Sometimes I feel so blessed with the family I have had. Not that there hasn't been pain over the years, but still... We can be neglectful or self-absorbed, but we do treat each other pretty well when we get around to each other.

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    Well, I've just done the Rip Van Winkle again - slept for 10-11 hours. 1. I was tired 2. I went with it because I thought it might help my back - we heal during sleep, right? Woke up marginally better. I have decided to go to work tonight but be a slacker, i.e. I will do everything required on an emergent basis and anything that involves immediate patient care, but I will leave the routine stuff for my co-workers who work in hordes during the day. This is preferable to my calling out sick because that throws the department into disarray, and to be perfectly honest I hate using my precious time off for a stupid thing like this. And it is only one night, then I am off again until Friday.

    Cats got very worried about me and kept watch on each side for many hours. They can probably smell the chemical changes that occur with injury and are afraid that my weakness will bring enemies to the pride. They might even be right.

    I finished Cordain's new book, The Paleo Answer and I am motivated to give up dairy. Never in my life have I attempted this, it seemed unthinkable. While reading the book, I realized that I am eating so little dairy at this point that it shouldn't be that hard to go without it. And in true primal fashion, hey, dairy isn't going anywhere. I can always change my mind if eliminating it doesn't produce the results I am looking for. I'm not going to rule out grating some really nice cheese over a plate of zucchini every once in a while. I also feel I can give up caffeine. I have done this before, many times, and I never experienced any of the wonderful effects I was supposed to, like better sleep. In fact I would be tired and cranky and craving caffeine even after several months without it. But somehow I lost my taste for coffee some time ago and it disappeared from my life, replaced by tea. Now I drink two or three cups a day with a splash of milk. Totally rethinking that as I think it is just a habit and not something I am that excited about anymore. I think an herbal variety might be nice when I want a hot drink, and I have been throwing in some green tea every now and then. I have always drunk green tea plain, so there is no dairy involved. Yes, I think this is a good plan.

    I have been informally IFing, pretty much without planning it. Just not hungry when I wake up. Haven't eaten now since 8 PM last night and it is about 1 PM. Time for some pastured eggs, I think. I have some lovely multi-colored ones. I love the green and blue shells. They are all the same inside, however.

    I am being careful to eat enough, though. I feel it is unwise at this point to eat very little.

    Also, Cordain lays out a 7-day plan in his new book that looks great - I think I will try it. I will need to get his recipes, which seems like a good idea. Funny, I was looking at it and thinking, "Can I really eat all that food?" Normally I would look at a diet and wonder how I was going to survive on such apocalyptic rations.

    Have a horrible spider story, not sure if I should tell it.
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    I am getting a little worried about the sheep. They haven't been shorn, and they look awful. They have dreadlocks hanging over their faces and are very matted and filthy. The mats are pulling at their skin. I don't know anything about how often sheep should be sheared, but I think that should have happened by now. They don't seem to receive any care at all. I hate to be the city person who moves to the country and starts foisting her bleeding heart liberal views on the locals, but I really think they should be sheared. I will have to ask someone about this.

    Okay, the spider story. Yesterday I woke up late and jumped into the shower to get ready for church. Unfortunately I was not alone. A huge spider was there with me. I mean huge. Body as big as the first joint of my thumb. Leg span easily bigger than my hand. This was a major spider. I finished my shower rather quickly and realized that in fact I had to kill it. It was too big to relocate, and too big to leave there. So I got a paper towel and a shoe - you might want to stop reading now - and whacked it. It literally exploded and was very, very gritty. I believe it was a female full of eggs. There were little pieces of grit everywhere. It was awesomely gross. I am actually still cleaning it up because I can only do a little at a time because it is so disgusting. Also tenacious.

    I have a lot of spiders, and usually I can live with them, but when they are enormous and fast moving they have to go. And by go, I mean only one thing. So I'm going in for my shower today, and believe me, I will check for visitors before I get in.
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    Oh yuck.

    Cutting dairy, eh? I'm afraid I'm not anywhere near ready for that. I have a great built-in excuse: one experiment at a time, LOL!
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    How are the spiders getting in? I do not like spiders or any 'pests' indoors. When we bought this house DH sprayed foam insulation in every crevice, especially around pipes, installed new weather stripping all the way round evey doorway and we see no creepy crawlers inside. In my greenhouse, different story.. Garden spiders (I name them all Charlotte:-) help me out wonderfully by eating aphids, etc. I also love the lizards and little tree frogs in there, so cute. (glad u are healing, yes, rest is a great healer.)

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    Ha ha, where aren't they getting in? 75-year-old Maine house, I might as well be living outdoors. The windows are hopeless, need to be replaced, fat chance of that happening. But I am pretty sure the spiders come up the drain, particularly the bathtub drain.

    I'll tell the mice story sometime....
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    Oh, yes, u can hardly keep bugs out of a fabulous older home. I LOVE Maine!!
    That is sad about the sheep; u know they're miserable.

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