Thursday, October 04, 2018

What a week!
{Carole's Pasta Salad, personal woes and a cow playing ball}

What a week. I wouldn’t put much hope on any lottery numbers I picked for this week. Ha!

 Last weekend I injured my back, my own fault, because I didn’t lift Aja using my knees. Everyone knows you lift bracing with your knees so you don’t stress the back muscles. Oops….wasn’t thinking when I started to lift our little 34 pound girl. She’s old, she can’t jump into the Outback anymore and without thinking, I reached down and grabbed her. The back locked up with a horrid shooting pain.

 I called out to Doug, “I can’t move! You have to come get her” and thus began my introduction to Aleve pain meds and back exercises.

Spoiled old girl, love her..............


Anyway, it’s feeling much better now. Really puts a cramp in your style when the walking routine is disrupted, can’t move pots of water from the stove to the sink, stuff like that. Doug did the lifting in the kitchen,  all the lifting of Aja into the back seat of the car and more. It will be good to get back to walking as I had been. 

 Speaking of the Outback, I managed to very roughly scrape the passenger side tire and rims on a curb going into work. Nice. I pulled into one of the entrances at work and there was line at the guard shack. Someone probably mistook the entrance for a doctor’s office, had tried to get into the compound and needed to turn around. The car ahead of me went through the gate but I steered too close to a curb and damaged the rims. Took a bit off the tires too but the folks at Subaru looked it over and they are fine.

I’m not blaming the misdirected car, this was completely my fault. I’m very relieved that we don’t need new tires. Maybe the scrapes on the rims will buff out. 😡

Work got hectic when a day of scheduled interviews was canceled and all had to be called, set up for different times. It's not a big deal but who wants to go over the same work twice.  After that was handled I had down time to check out the CNN email with highlights of news. At the bottom of that email they always include something funny, silly or happy.

 So what happens? My boss comes in when I am looking at a video of a cow playing ball with her owner. I had been working solid and took 5 minutes and of course that's when he comes in.


End of first world problems and personal woes :-)

Let's visit Souper Sunday.

A few weeks ago I saw a post at Carole's Chatter for her toss together Pasta Salad.  Her post is HERE and you will see a pretty photo of her salad.

The salad was good and instead of following her recipe to the letter, I added corn and tomatoes. Recipes are just guidelines and suggestions for me.

Yes, here are my blue lunch bowls again. 👇👇👇 


Carole's Pasta Salad

Ziti pasta
Grilled salmon
Hard boiled eggs
sliced green onion

I cooked the pasta and had the hard boiled eggs on hand.  Sliced up  the rest of the veggies and used a piece of grilled salmon. It was cold and I think we ought to have eaten it cold.  We heated it up at work and added an Italian dressing.  It would have been much vbetter if we'd used other dressing or ate it without heating.  It was still good and lots of protein packed in here.

Linking up with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for Souper Sunday this week.  Here post and yummy soup and sandwich may be found HERE.

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Vicki said...

Ouch! Glad your back feels better and that your tires are ok. My son once hit something in the road when it was dark out and both tires on the passenger side went flat, 2 am, out in the country, 45 min. from the house. Thank God for AAA!

That salad looks yummy. I'd have to sub chicken for the salmon.

I LOVE that chair, and Aja looks so comfy in it.

Carole said...

what an honour! Glad it worked out ok. Hope your back gets better soon. Cheers

Debra Eliotseats said...

So hope you're feeling better, Tina. What a week indeed! Bosses have the best (or worst) timing.

Mae Travels said...

Back problems are so nasty! I hope yours is permanently fixed.

best... mae at

Deb in Hawaii said...

What a challenging week! I hope you are doing much better.
Thanks for taking the time to share your salad with Souper Sundays. ;-)

Tina said...

Thanks, ladies. I appreciate the good thoughts. Hoping to be back online a bit more with some planning :-)

Wendy Klik said...

This sounds like a wonderful salad. So glad your back is better. There is nothing worse than a bad back.

Stacy said...

Oh,man. I hope your boss didn't think anything of it! Everyone needs - and everyone takes - a mental break.

Katherine P said...

So sorry to hear about your back! Back pain is the absolute worst. Mine went out on me one time years ago for no apparent reason. I bent down to put something in the dishwasher and when I went to stand up I found out I couldn't! How annoying about the car. I've done my share of that kind of damage so I'm glad you didn't have to get new tires. Hopefully the scrapes will buff off. Aja looks seriously comfy!

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