I feel like I'm starting to get caught up on my rest little by little. CME and I were talking last night and I realized that I've kind of been on the go since my surgery; year-end things for my boys, meetings at church, a new grandbaby. It kind of makes a little more sense that I'm still feeling tired. CME said, "I didn't have major surgery and I'm tired." I'm still tired today...but I guess it's normal.
Temps today are going to be record-breaking (near 100). Makes me just want to sit in the cool house. However, CME and I went out for a bit to run a couple of errands, one of which was taking the dogs to get their nails trimmed. For those of you that don't know about our dogs, one is a German Shepherd / Lab mix (~66#) and the other is a Beagle / Rottweiler mix (~88 lbs). Walking them around the pet store for a while afterward tested my strength for sure. You'd think I'd take the smaller of the two, but she's a total spaz on a leash which is a lot more work. The bigger of the two is usually well behaved when out so it was easier...until she saw the kittens. Then it took all the strength I had to keep her back from the cage. The other dogs/puppies don't bother her, but when she sees a kitten/cat she is a wild beast! Regardless, I was still able to control her for the most part.
I need to look at more recipes for the pureed stage. Variety is going to be key for me...though I have come to really like the cottage cheese/marinara that I've been enjoying. Have a crockpot meal I'm fixing for the family tomorrow. I may try pureeing it as the ingredients aren't bad at all. We'll see.
Needing some scripture about strength and rest...suggestions welcome! ________________________________________________
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14