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I bought new shoes, flat loafer-like shoes, to wear to work...but I don't really like them much. For one thing, they are eating (the heels of) my socks. For another thing, they are not hugely comfortable, and for a final thing, I have tripped on the toes a couple of times. Darn these Evil Shoes!

Today I went without painkillers of any kind until about 3pm. Even at 3 I didn't need the advil, I just felt it would make me more comfortable. And who doesn't like trying to be comfortable, especially when Evil Shoes are around?

I don't have PT today, which cuts down on my knee pain. On the other hand, I'm supposed to be massaging my scars and doing some exercises today anyway. It's not fun though, especially the massaging bit. I was talking to SG saturday, and we decided that the word "massage" does not adaquately describe what must be done (heavy rubbing and pushing of sensitive just-operated-on scar tissue until it breaks up). "Massage" is too gentle of a word. "Brutalize", now there is a far more accurate verb. So I need to spend some time brutalizing my scars today.

In cheerier news, I got a new monitor for my work computer. It's officially the same size as the old one, but it's a flat screen and therefore the image is bigger anyway. Also, I am having sushi for dinner tonight. These two facts are not related in any way, except that they are both cheery. I felt they each were too small and irrelevent for their own paragraphs, so I combined them.

Yesterday afternoon I pulled my hammock out of the garage. It was a lovely and warm yesterday afternoon. Apparently however, I have forgotten how to be warm. It has been so cold here, for so long. I saw the sunshine and the breeze, and I pulled my wool coat out of the closet. I thought for sure my shoulders would be chilly otherwise, so I planned to use it as a wrap.

When I got settled in the sun, I discovered I had absolutely no need for a woolen wrap. Even my long-sleeved t-shirt grew quickly uncomfortable, so (since my deck is very private) I took it off. I soaked up the sun in my bra and jeans, and even the breeze felt soft, not chill. I marveled at the miracle of warm weather, delighted that it had come again at last.
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greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: May 10th, 2004 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hammocks are good! I've been trying to figure out where I could put one in my place or on the patio.

Of course, now I'm also wishing I was a neighbor of yours ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 10th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a hammock stand, which eases placement considerably. I was uncertain of it at first, because it seems like cheating...but it has the advantage that you can drag it around, find the perfect spot in or out of the sun, whatever you want.

Oh, and I have a privacy fence and hedge. But I suppose there are ladders, for the dedicated stalkers....
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: May 10th, 2004 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree about the hammock stands. It seems classier to have it fixed someplace, but beign able to position it in the sun or shde depending on your mood is very nice too.

I can be dedicated when I set my mind on it ;)
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: May 10th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

Brutalize

Liked your description of your scar tissue reduction as "Brutalize". Now did you get a flat screen (CRT)or a flat panel monitor (LCD)? I want an LCD to reclaim some desk space (at least at home).
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 10th, 2004 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Brutalize

It's a CRT. A flat panel would be cooler, yes, but my office can barely be convinced to spend anything on upgrading monitors.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000068IG8/002-7751338-8392825?v=glance
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: May 10th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Brutalize

I was suppose to get a new machine this month, but because of the budget cuts, they renewed my lease for another year rather than get a new one. The interesting thing is we're seeing the other departments getting new machines with flat panel monitors (17 & 19 inch) and we're still stuck with the old stuff.
thinggtwoo From: thinggtwoo Date: May 10th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

HOORAH for less pain!!

I haven't noted much, but I've been reading - and I'm so glad to hear that you're healing along nicely. Don't PUSH IT - and FANTASTIC news about the new Computer screen! DROOL.....!! ;-)

SUSHI...Mmmmm, SUSHI..... :-)

Now, be a good girl & go Brutalize yourself. Wait, that doesn't sound right....

renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 10th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: HOORAH for less pain!!

Thanks so much!

*laugh* I've done some brutalizing now, as much as I can stand at one time (which isn't much, but better than nothing!). I'll do some more this evening, post sushi....!
stillriver From: stillriver Date: May 10th, 2004 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Flat screen monitors are awesome, so easy on the eyes!
Our CEO felt like playing Ole-Luk-Oie once and ordered the flat-screen monitors for everyone in the office:-)

Massaging/brutalizing the scar sounds like a painful exercise, and having to hurt yourself intentionally makes it even worse. Hopefully it will be over soon and whatever needs to be broken up, will actually break up.
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: May 11th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Booo on evil shoes but yay for hammocks!! :) My parents have one and I LOVE it!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: May 12th, 2004 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they're not even CUTE evil shoes, so they have no redeeming value. hmph.

I love my hammock...I hope we have many more sunny days to enjoy it!
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