Well, it’s been a longish week. Hot, Hot, more hot!!
There’s not much change for the coming week either. I’m so glad we have an Intex pool. That was one of our better purchases since we both love the water so much. BTW, this newer model came with a sand filter so if you’re ever in the market for a pool that doesn’t cost a fortune these are a great value. This pump has kept the water crystal clear with some additions of shock but that’s expected.
I went to the gym and did weights.This morning we walked one round in the park. I wore the boot and my foot felt ok. I won’t try and push to do it tomorrow. I was just happy to go and walk around once. It has been discouraging not to be able to walk everyday but well life happens and it’s best to go with the flow.Healing my foot is top priority. My other foot also feels like maybe something is tweaked. I do have a bone spur and osteoarthritis in both feet and that can be a cause of foot stress fractures. I hope that’s not whats going on.. I was going to check with my oncologist next time about whether the Zometa that I use to get for bone strength could help here.
A super fun find at the Goodwill was an Atlas 150 pasta maker. I got it for $5.00. I’ve been looking for one forever. It wasn’t till I got home though and realized it didn’t have the clamp. But I went to the hardware store and got a C clamp and that worked. I can get a replacement on Amazon for $20 so I might do that. Then this morning, viola!!! I made pasta. So tonight I’m making the homemade pasta and then zoodles as we have some lovely zucchini in the garden. I’m going to use a yellow and green zucchini. Then I thought I’d made a garlic olive oil sauce and throw in a few shrimp.
So we will see how it turns out. Since it’s the first time making the pasta, I’m sure there’s a learning curve. I’d like to try a lasagna with the home made noodles.
I decided to order Courtney Carver’s ‘ Soulful Simplicity’
and I have to say, I’m enjoying it. It’s way better that ‘ The year of Less’ and ‘Frugalwoods’. So if you’re looking for some inspiration for minimalizing this is a good one. She does mention ‘God ‘ a few times so far but I’m okay with that as she does qualify it with ‘spirit’ or ‘heart’. I also like Dave Ramsey and of course he does use lots of christian things but I overlook that for the content that’s being given.