After my flurry of errands last week, which included wrapping gifts and shipping two boxes to Arkansas on Saturday (crossing my fingers they arrive in time), I plan to devote most of this week to finishing last-minute gifts.
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First up will be Christmas table toppers for MIL's caregivers. I'm hoping spray basting and machine binding will expedite the process. And sometime before Saturday I want to make a pillow cover for Grandson-2's girlfriend who's coming to meet the family (I hope she has a sense of humor).
Forgot to mention I got my flu shot. Had a voucher for free shot at CVS/Target and on top of that, they gave me a $5 gift card just for getting the shot!! Now let's see if I get the flu ...
Mammogram was normal; lumbar x-rays confirmed some degeneration and stenosis as I suspected. So my lifestyle changes have commenced. The least invasive thing I need to do is lose some weight -- no, really, a lot of weight -- to take some stress off the back. Since most exercise is painful, the easiest way is to simply reduce intake. Already lost 1.5 lbs!
I've started wearing a lumbar support around the house and will begin stretching exercises this week. I'm also checking out yoga classes at the rec center. The last things I want are drugs and surgery. Wish me luck.