Monday, July 2, 2018

yes I am a tree hugger...

in which our plucky heroine is grateful to the flora of the world..

This video is just plain beautiful... and this version is annotated to explain what you are looking at! Remember, without photosynthesis, life as we know it here on the planet would be impossible...

Went for my second physical therapy appointment today, and since it was at 8AM, the bedside alarm went off at 5:30. Rather cruel, but the cooler early morning temperatures and surprisingly uncrowded buses were worth it. Much better than the previous trip in the midday sun. Frustrated that so many things keep going wrong with my ankles and feet, but hopeful that at least I have some things that may help. I now have five different exercises to do. The PT checked out my new painful other ankle, and suggested that it did not seem to be bone related, but rather more like other tendon/muscle issues and the stretch he suggested does indeed give me some short term relief when the pain increases. Also, I did not know that what seemed wierd to me, that my pain decreases with walking/standing and increases with sitting/lying down, is acutally common, if mysterious.


This essay is makes so much sense, and presents SCA goal setting in a clear and easy to understand way:
Goal Setting

July SMART goals (x=extra)
1 x planted tarragon-
2 x --
3 x- -
4 x
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5 x- -
6 x x -
7 x x -
8 x x -
9 x
x -
10 x x -
11 x x -
12 x x -
13 x x x
14 x x x
15 x x x


  1. The relationships between distinct parts of the body and the positions they can take is very odd, I agree. It's always a surprise when the pain in my sciatic nerve is connected to something way down in my foot. . . I should have paid more attention to that song about the knee bone connected to the hip bone. . . hope you are feeling better. Sometimes I think that our distant ancestors were too much in a hurry to get out of the trees and walk upright! xoxoxo

    1. Truth indeed that the "let's walk on our hind legs" idea has a lot to answer for! Still, I'm pretty fond of the things that having the front paws free allows me to do....