Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hot sun, Bison, Weeping wounds, Luna bars, & trails

I thought my title would maybe be enticing. Okay, maybe minus the weeping wounds. I couldn't think of a catchy title. That's all I've got today. Those 5 items have consumed my life this week.

Hot sun
  • This morning when I was working in the garden at 7 was already 87 degrees.
  • My car thermometer also read 91 degrees F @ 8 pm while I was leaving work last night.(sun was down, too)
  • My flowers are really angry. They are currently revolting.
  • Tomatoes like the hot sun. As do my very voluptuous summer squash plants.
  • My grass is pist off.
  • Abby is also not happy with this heat. 100+ degrees is only okay if you're in a lake...or perhaps a pool.
  • I came home to quite a treat last night. Our grocery store had a sale on Bison meat.
  • He looked up a recipe for "Gluten Free Bison Burgers". Which warmed my heart in more ways than one
  • They had: gouda cheese, wild rice, bison meat, garlic, spices....served with a garnish of this special BBQ mayo - on a bed of spinach.
  • Yum. I would share a more detailed recipe..but I didn't make it ;)
Weeping wounds
  • I realized that I have spent more time this week wrapping this yucky, cellulitis, weeping, leg wound this week than I spent with my husband.
  • I had the same 4 patients for four 13 hour shifts in a row.
  • You know how you sometimes get really sick of spending too much time with the same person? Yeahhhh..............
  • I'm excited to be hanging out with my husband at 6 pm tonight...and NOT wrapping a leg with kerlix
  • Speaking of wounds...since I've gone gluten free..............My leg rashes are gone! (Now I just have white scars..which will heal I hope)
Luna Bars
  • Luna GF protein bars have been my God-sent this week to give me energy. I am surprisingly impressed with them. Or maybe I just get so hungry that anything would taste good at that point.
  • I have become a total protein junky in the past few weeks. Hard boiled eggs & protein shakes have been my F.O.C. (food of choice)
  • I've been doing a lot of running around my house/neighborhood lately, and because of that - I have to run on the "non-existent-shoulder" of the road. Which means I've been running in rocks & sand.
  • This causes one's calves to burn like a scorched marshmallow on a stick.
  • I use marshmallow, b/c that's how my legs feel afterwards.
Well, I hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend.

I would like to make a loud shout-out to my sister Lisa, who took her CFA exam yesterday. She has studied extremely diligently and has had to work with a CRAZY schedule for the past 5 months. And now she's done with a big stepping-stone mountain in her carreer!! I am so proud of you, Lisa! You are awesome!!


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Thanks for the shout out, Abby! I have definitely NEVER worked so hard on something in my life. It feels SO GOOD to have it behidn me. Now I can enjoy my life for a couple of months until I start studying for level 2 (hopefully I will be studying for level 2 and not retaking level 1!!)

Eeeks, that wound sound horrid.

that was so sweet of Ryan to make such a delicious meal for you! There are few things better than having a home cooked meal ready for you after a long day of work!

Mama Nastase said...

Bison burgers sound YUMMY!! And I'm proud of Ryan for being such a good husband and taking good care of you. :) You deserve it AND NEED IT, SOMETIMES!!!!!! I agree, one should be in the pool or a lake when it gets to be 100 degrees.

And I'm glad you finally got to spend time with your husband!!

Marlys said...

Those Bison burgers sound so good! Isn't Bison meat the greatest? The steaks are great, too!
How did you get the leg wound? It sounds nasty! It's supposed to get to 90 tomorrow so I can commisurate with you, although it will be much more humid here that AZ! Whine, whine, whine, huh? We shouldn't say a word of complaint after all the cold temps we've had!

B and B said...

We love bison, especially the steaks. The burgers sound great. I will do some research.

I am glad you are experiencing improved health. Going gluten free is a challenge at first, isn't it?

Stay cool. We finally will have some weather this week warm enough for flowers!

Jess said...

Being busy must run in your family! I swear, even reading your and your sister's blogs makes me tired :)