Friday, March 14, 2014

What's Making Me Happy: March 14

This has been a good week. I'm still losing weight, slowly slowly but surely, and even better — I feel really good. It may simply be that I'm eating a lot more vegetables, or it could be the high-fat diet, but I have more energy than usual and my joints feel nearly painless. That's a big deal. I've been dealing with rotator cuff issues and piriformis syndrome for months now. It's limited my exercise routine and made daily life kind of unpleasant. I started PT and that's been helpful, but this last week the pain has reduced remarkably. I was able to complete a whole vinyasa yoga routine that was off-limits to me for months. It'll take a while to get my tone and flexibility back, but now I feel like that's going to happen. What a relief.

I celebrated today by going on one of my favorite hikes. Over the winter the trail was snowy and slippery so I haven't seen my waterfall in a few months. It was like visiting an old friend. You can tell my dog felt the same way:


Some more photos from our misty mountain hop:




And an appropriate song:


Now here's some excellence from around the interwebz:

This guy's obituary, which he wrote himself.

This show's rebirth. (I do loves me my Neil deGrasse Tyson.)

The BBC's "Funny Talking Animals" videos, which I never get tired of.


Have a great weekend, everyone!

5 comments:

  1. Oh I bet you DID have a beast with four dirty paws after that hike! What a beautiful place. Its good to hear that you are feeling well, and able to do yoga again. You're on a high fat diet with lots of veggies? Sounds good to me.

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  2. What a wonderful place to take a walk, especially if a waterfall is involved. I'm glad you were feeling well enough to enjoy it.

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  3. 'There will be no viewing since his wife refuses to honor his request to have him standing in the corner of the room with a glass of Jack Daniels in his hand so he would appear natural to visitors.'

    Love it.

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  4. Beautiful dog.

    Glad to hear you're doing well. We're excited about the new Cosmos at our house, too.

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