Mission Statement

my name is

Shit callous Take a look at me now Life was so simple If name calling was insulting I think it's at the bottom of the barrel.  Classic S...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

my name is

Shit callous

Take a look at me now

Life was so simple

If name calling was insulting I think it's at the bottom of the barrel. 

Classic

Simple but effective

You got it Boss lady

Monday, August 10, 2020

the old rugs

Layers and layers of rugs fill the sales room floor

Piled four feet tall or more

Each rug Is eight feet wide by ten feet long

woven by hand

One million knots total

6,000 knots a day

Taking a year or more to make

The salesman says it's made in Iran

Persia is lost

The rug industry is not

I drink Oriental tea with sugar cubes

My little brother jumps from stack to stack wanting to play

My parents haggle for a price

30 years pass and the rugs lay on the floor of my house 🏡 no one wanted to claim them not even my wife. I am writing this to remember why I find them charming heirlooms. Maybe it's because they may be beaten and tattered, but they survived.



Tuesday, August 4, 2020

I"m in PT

I've been in Physical Therapy for 5 weeks. During this COVID 19 pandemic I managed to get a referral to the hospital outpatient care facility. Things started to act up, with all the inactivity. It has been a journey. It's a new routine and I'm trying to improve muscles (glutes and quads... as well as the core) that will hopefully diminish the pain in my knees.  

5 weeks into the program, I've been through ups and downs. I've picked up a lot of new exercises, and sometimes I overdue it. Learning new techniques takes time and I like to crank out the reps. The strenuous pace is all my decision, but I need to gradually build muscle because it isn't a race. I've learned that it takes practice, as well as self awareness, to get good at building muscle. The saying "No pain No gain" no longer applies to a 39 year old with knee pain. I'm reminded constantly that I'm no longer in my 20s, or 30s... scary.

I will be evaluated soon, and I anticipate this being long term if I keep good habits. Unfortunately this is not necessarily a full recovery. As one of my trainers said, the long term damage has already been done. Old knees aren't going to heal like muscle.