Friday, November 23, 2012

Four Friday Fragments (Food, Teaching, Thanksgiving, Pain)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:


We broke out of our Saturday breakfast rut and went to Perkins for a change last week. We got three large pancakes with fruit and whipped cream and a variety of syrup. We haven't gone in a long time because the service was so bad but it looks like they got things straightened out. We will be going more often.

New Experience

Sunday, God willing, I will be teaching ladies in our Circle of Friends Bible Study group. I am just filling in for the regular teacher for one week, but it should be interesting. I'm used to teaching kids, but have never taught adults so this is a first for me! I'll be sharing some verses about animals and how they relate to some Biblical truths taken from All God's Creatures--Spiritual Lessons From The Animals Of The Bible by Gary Richmond. She asked me because she knows I am an animal lover. 

Thanksgiving Day

We had lunch at Hometown Buffet--was delicious! I enjoyed favorite foods and had 5 desserts! Then we went to the zoo and it was very crowded! It's free on Thanksgiving but usually the weather is yucky so it keeps the crowd down. Yesterday was beautiful, near 60 degrees and sunny! The elephant ate the big pumpkin in one bite!


I just switched to Actonel in the hopes of not having the side effects from the other bone strengthening drug I was on but during the night experienced pain in my right hip and thigh. By morning, I also had lower back pain and some tingling in my left fingers.  Sure enough, all these are listed as side effects of Actonel. This is NOT good! At first, I couldn't even do a jumping jack because it was just too painful. I tried some other exercises to limber up after running some hot water on my hurting hip and thigh while in the shower. I took an Advil and went off to do Christmas shopping.  Fortunately the pain lessened.   When I first got up, I'd say it was at a level 6 or 7 but now at 5:30 p.m., I'd say it's a level 1.  I just wrote about giving thanks in all situations yesterday, so I am thankful the pain was only on my right side at least. 

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Sandee said...

I've not been to Hometown Buffet in years and years. Used to go on a fairly regular basis. I think what happened is we just quit eating out so much. Yacht club things, but that's about it anymore.

I'm glad you are feeling better. That's not the medication for you so I'm sure they will find what you can tolerate.

Have a terrific long weekend. :)

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like a lovely day at the zoo! We had Thanksgiving dinner here so still have leftovers today. Sorry to hear you had pain on Actonel too but am glad it has lessened now.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Dave and I tried to find a restaurant to have Thanksgiving, but we were late in finding one and just gave up. We'll plan better next year. As it was, bought a small turkey and some fixins and had a small meal. I'm sorry about your pain, but I see the Vick's helped you this morning. Hope that was just a fluke thing.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Oops, meant "Ben Gay." That stuff sure does stink though!

Lin said...

Oh, that medicine does NOT sound like fun! Why does it hurt the thing that it is supposed to be helping??? Isn't that for your bone density?? Ugh. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Thanksgiving sounds like fun. I like going to the zoo in the cold--the animals are much more active.

Daisy said...

FIVE desserts? That's what I'm talkin' about!

Jan said...

Desserts are usually the best thing when eating out.
Great your pain down to 1 from 6-7, hope you are free of pain soon.
The Bible Study will be a blessing, to them and you!

Barb said...

Thanksgiving was absolutely gorgeous here in Chicago, too. I'm glad you got out to enjoy the weather.

I'm sorry to hear about your pain. I'm on quite a few medications myself for other things, but I understand about side effects. I'm glad the pain is down to level 1 now.

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