Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lookin' up!

Off my bum and onto my tummy!

At physical therapy this morning the therapist asked me to lay on my stomach.
"I think I forgot how to do that", I replied.
Not for long, tho!
What a glorious feeling, to lay on your stomach after weeks of NOT laying on your stomach!
When I got home I cleared as much of the bed as possible and got right back on there and asked Pete to take a photo.
I don't care how unattractive I look!
It just feels so good!

And...that's not all I've been up to.
I have been cooking.
Last night it was Chicken Picatta with Lemon & Thyme Orzo.
Tonight it is baked herbed salmon with leftover orzo, to which I will add diced tomatoes and feta cheese.
Even tho I needed a LOT of help toward the end of the cooking process, it was a great feeling to get back in the kitchen.
I just have to remember to simplify and take short cuts.
And not be afraid to ask for help.

Not sure if I am back in the saddle again, but at least I'm headin' in the right direction!

And, yes, I have been stopping by lots of my favorite blogs, but haven't had much time to comment.
Every day gets a bit better and I hope to be posting AND commenting on a regular basis real soon.

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Keeper of our Home said...

Glad to see you posting. Your menu sounds lovely. Take car of yourself and get lots of rest.

~Mrs. M

Camille said...

So lovely to see you Cindy ~ and with a smile on your face! ALL is well...but don't rush it!! If you overdo it you will be flat on your back again! :)


Mrs. P. said...

Good to see you Cyn..even on your tum :)

Your cooking sounds extra yum. I am a total Orzo fan...cooks quick and is terrific!


melissadc76 said...

I had 2 babies in 2 years and can relate to THAT feeling. Glad you are doing better. Your Chicken Picatta with Lemon & Thyme Orzo sounds impressive even with shortcuts and help beats what I cook any day of the week.

Hope it just gets better and better,

Regan Family Farm said...

Keep up the work with PT! So glad you are seeing progress...

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Well, you are looking comfy! Continue to heal and take care!
Cindy at Lakewood

Gwynie Pie said...

Awwwww - it's great to see you. You look wonderful. Glad you are getting back to some of your normals.

Gwyn Rosser @ The Pink Tractor

Donna said...

Hey, lookie at you! I think it took me about 5-6 weeks for it to be comfortable for me to be start sleeping on my stomach. You seem to be way ahead of the game! Glad you are getting up and doing some cooking. Hopefully, you have put away the walker by now too. Keep on trucking!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Wow, glad you're headed in the right direction! You are cooking some fabulous sounding stuff. Better then what I am and I didn't have surgery, lol.

Maria said...

Oh my Cindy... you do look MARVELOUS darling!
(it sounds much better when Billy Crystal says it though ;o)

You put me to SHAME with your cooking. You're amazing!
take care dear ♥

Mary said...

You look like the picture of health!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Good to see you and YOUR SMILE!!!!!! I know what you mean, I broke my ankle during my last pregnancy when I was six months along...holy moly...I couldn't sleep on my tummy OR my side....horrible for months! SO YAY FOR YOU!

Anonymous said...

Yeah! for Healing!

RiverBend Farm said...

Isn't it amazing how we so quickly take for granted the little things in life?
Glad to hear you're doing better,

Pam said...

Yeah - moving to the tummy! I sure hope you are up and moving around soon. Here's to quick healing!

KathyB. said...

Hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray~ she's on her tummy and even cooking. Can you cook on your tummy?

So happy to hear ( read ) you're doing better. Next you'll be doing a jig?

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Yay!!! You look lovely laying on the bed on your tummy! That's the way I felt after surgery when I could finally lay on my left side! You're doing great!

Jenna said...

Stay on that wonderful road to recovery!!! And have fun cooking again:)

cityfarmer said...

oh, you're soooo cute ... i haven't seen that smile in such a while ... I think I need your surgeon!!

Anonymous said...

Great to see you smiling! So glad you are doing better.

Mrs. Peterson's Place said...

yeah! Progress not perfection! It's great to see you again. Hugs to you.

Can you share your recipe for the salmon and the lemon chicken, those sound yummy!


Handmade in Gibraltar said...

So glad to see and hear that you are on the mend. God bless xx

Cheryl said...

Glad to hear that you are getting better.

Lola Nova said...

Just keep taking care of yourself my dear!

goatmilker said...

So lovely to see your smile and hear you are doing so well. Have a great day Rebekah

Aunt Jenny said...

I sure remember THAT feeling...I loved it when I could finally lay on my stomach again too!!
I have tried to comment several times and for some reason I couldn't get it to work..hopefully this time it will. YOu are in my prayers daily! Glad to hear you are doing so much better. It is hard work but it gets so much easier after the first 2'll see!!!
Love you!!

katiez said...

I've been thinking about you - glad to see progress. I would go crazy if I had to sleep on my back for any length of time - but I suppose we do what we must...
Glad to see you sneaking back to the kitchen. You should be fit as ever by garden time

Hot Belly Mama said...

You look beautiful!!!

annie said...

Isn't it good to roll over??? Yay!!!
Happy sleeping on tummy/side time!