|Dinner Compliments of Neighbor S|
It has been two weeks for tonight since I started having the sciatica pain. It began on the night of May 8. The past two weeks have been devoted mostly to pain management!
I had a pain-free night, last night. I couldn't fall asleep until very early this morning, but, I didn't have any pain, and I was eventually able to sleep towards morning. I woke up pain-free and have been feeling relatively well, all day. My left foot is still swollen and slightly numb, but, I am not in pain. For which I am very, very thankful!
I spent most of the morning replying to blog comments, reading and commenting on blogs, etc. Then, in the afternoon, I did some knitting. I am knitting a sweater for my daughter with yarn we had bought, earlier, for the purpose. She has requested a central cable going up the front and that's what I am working on, now. I've already knitted the back (just a plain stockinette stitch) and the sleeves will probably be a plain knit, as well.
Neighbor S called in the early afternoon. Apparently, it was her husband's birthday and she was expecting some family and guests to dinner. Usually, there isn't enough parking on the street on our block, especially in the evenings and weekends, so, I said she's welcome to have her guests park in my driveway. She said not to worry about making anything for dinner because she will bring us Armenian barbecue, which she did, later: barbecued chicken, pork ribs, and beef; baked potatoes; a bowl of salad; rice pilaf; lavash flat bread; and chocolate cake for dessert! How wonderful is that?
|Another Book to Donate|
Last night, I finished reading the book, I've pictured above. I had bought it back in 1994 and read it, but, I had retained it. It's one of the books I wanted to re-read it before I decluttered it. It has now been re-read and I will set it aside to donate. I have started re-reading another book with the intention of decluttering that, too. I might not be able to do much active work and decluttering, while I am resting my leg and waiting for my doctor to say what I can and can't do, but, I can go through a few books at a time and decide if I want to continue to keep them or declutter them. Will need to call and schedule a pick up, next month or so.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Another pain-free night and day
- S bringing us dinner
- Daughter taking care of me and the household chores
- Dancer keeping me company
- Phone calls and emails with family and friends
Today's joyful activities included reading and knitting.
I am not too sure about my plans for tomorrow. The Temple I attend is having a retreat to observe Vesak (the birth, attainment of Buddhahood, and death of the Buddha), tomorrow. People may participate in person at the temple or online. It starts at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. I wouldn't be able to go to the temple in person, but, I am wondering if I would be able to join online. I usually have to wake up at 6:00 a.m. to take my prescription medicine, so, I could simply stay up for it. It would all depend on how well I sleep, tonight, I suppose. If I am unable to participate in it, tomorrow, another temple will be holding their services next weekend and I might be able to participate in that. I know I really appreciated being able to participate, virtually, last year. Well, we shall see how it goes.
How was your Saturday? What are your plans for Sunday?