Let’s talk minutiae.

Not saying that Percy the Pit Bull and Milady the Serene are minutiae; this is just a photo I took of them in their usual resting places. But they are so cute I wanted to share.

Not enough for an actual blog post (which I hardly ever do any more) but some things that have happened.

  • I have created a beverage that is tasty (to me), low- or no-calorie, and quenches my dry mouth,
  • It is tonic water, mixed half and half with diet tonic, with a squirt of lime juice.
  • It is pretty much a gin & tonic sans the gin.
  • We are hooked on Trader Joe’s cinnamon-raisin bread.
  • It makes the best toast!
  • Of course, it helps that I douse mine with butter and cinnamon sugar.
  • The dogs help me finish my breakfast. They love cinnamon toast.
  • I have started to toast an extra slice just for them.
  • PT is going well.
  • My appointment on Monday is probably the last.
  • One of the exercises that the physical therapist prescribed is getting up from a chair without using any hand holds or support.
  • That one is my favorite/most challenging.
  • I can do it from a kitchen or dining room chair and sometimes from the recliner.
  • I actually stood up from the recliner a couple times this week with my hands full without even thinking about it.
  • Toilet is lower, hence, has not been conquered yet.
  • The Canada geese are migrating north.
  • There is a flock on the open water in the lake today.
  • They tend to stay awhile once they get here.
  • They will leave shortly after the loons arrive.
  • Google told me that loons will bypass a lake that is populated by Canada geese.
  • So far that has not happened.
  • But I dread the year that it does.
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6 Responses to Let’s talk minutiae.

  1. Kathleen Walsh says:

    When we bought this home, seniors had lived here last, and they had put in a taller toilet for their ease of use. When we put in a basement washroom, we also chose that option. Sometimes now if I have to use a public toilet, I find them very low and am expecting to hit the seat WAY before I do. If you want to upgrade anything in your home to make it more senior friendly, I would recommend a higher toilet for ease of getting up and down. Having had hip replacement is an excellent excuse for an upgrade! Bravo on the physiotherapy and your hard work!

  2. =Tamar says:

    I checked online, and apparently one tsp occasionally is not toxic to dogs, but avoid giving them too much more.

  3. gayle says:

    I used to routinely order a vodka & tonic without the vodka when social situations called for me to have a drink in hand but I wasn’t in the mood for alcohol. Someone once overheard me and asked “Why don’t you just order a gin & tonic without gin?” and I replied that I don’t like gin. The look I received was priceless.
    I’m so glad the PT is going well!

  4. k says:

    I don’t have a toaster, exactly because of cinnamon raisin toast. Also, that thing where you stand up without using your hands? One of those exercises to help you live longer. (I’m supposed to do it ten times in a row. Not for a while – oops.) My current guzzleable drink is ginger ale and orange juice. I think it was originally intended to have alcohol in it, but not for me.

  5. Kat says:

    These are all very good things… especially the knee update! Well done you!

  6. This is a great update! But now I want cinnamon toast. Well, I might not have cinnamon raisin bread, but I do have bread and cinnamon sugar, so I can improvise.

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