Friday, February 9, 2018

FFF 2 = FREAKING FANTASTIC FRIDAY

Something was up.  Eric let me know he wasn't going to be available for our good night call.  Said he would be unreachable for about sixteen hours. Uh huh.  The man sounded like the cat who swallowed the canary.  Trying to play all nonchalant when I could hear his enthusiasm through the receiver. I've got that guy totally figured out.  He thinks he's being all sly but I know when he's planning to surprise me. I know how long he takes to fly back here and I know we've both hated that he wasn't here to take care of me through this nightmare.

I fell asleep, machine buzzing in the background, on the recliner where I've lived all week. 
About 3am I heard the garage door open and tentative feet tip toeing toward our living room.  The hall light went on, shining softly where I lay, and I blinked up at a handsome familiar face looming over me.



Oh thank goodness, we can all breathe again.  Eric is home.  He wrapped things up as much as possible and came back nine days early. I know I feel 1000 times better.  I'm sure we all do.

Eric is completely mixed up with jet lag and a backwards time zone while I'm at a loss having been all jacked up on pain killers and inconsistent sleep patterns. Quite frankly, we're the perfect match. We stayed up for hours; talking, kissing, hugging, snuggling, crying, laughing, and pretty much clinging to each other.  I asked for a spanking but he refused, stating he wasn't about to punish his "broken girl".  We'll see about that.  A few more days and I'm sure he'll see the mental relief I would get far outweighs the physical discomfort of rolling on my side for a quick wallop.  Five days sitting on my ass, it sure could use a wake up! ;)

Eric has been talking to me every day and following along with the whole FFF so he helped me come up with four new goals.

1. Eat healthy the entire month of February.
Though he's home, Eric will need to go to the office every day so as I write, he's grocery shopping for fruit, veggies, and lean meat.  He's agreed to leave me a small cooler full of proportioned snacks and drinks each morning so I can eat intelligently until he brings dinner for us each night.  Actually, I might do better with this than trying to diet when I was mobile and able to choose my own food.

2. Write, write, write.
Doesn't matter what I write, but as you all pointed out, this is an opportunity to take pen to paper without the interference of work and other daily responsibilities that I've suddenly had put on hold.

3. Exercise.
I moaned and complained that I have a lovely new FitBit that is now back in the box.  With my knee such a mess, I can barely hobble to the bathroom, let alone get any steps in.  Eric tucked a 5 pound weight next to my chair.  "Three times a week, you do some arm exercises," he said. "Bicep curls one day, triceps another day, and shoulders. All from a seated position."

4. Hydration.
I'm taking pretty strong meds and I am terrible about drinking water.  Eric says I need to make sure I stay hydrated to keep my body functioning with the injury and everything. The order is, "Every time you use the restroom, you have to drink a bottle of water before you can come back to the recliner." He even lined about 20 mini waters all along the counter so I have no excuse not to stay hydrated.

Then the man enticed me with a giant carrot.  If I do all four things for twelve days straight and if my doctor says it is okay for me to travel, Eric is taking the week of the 20th off so we can go to my favorite beach cabin for six days of rest, relaxation, and recovery.  Now that is an incentive. And, if the doctor says no, Eric will continue working until March 20th and we will go then. Exciting!!

I wish you all an equally freaking fantastic Friday! I'm cheering for you.

Amy

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  1. Everything you've said here sounds absolutely fantastic! Despite the injury you sound like you're on cloud nine!

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    1. It just goes to show you that some of the most perfect moments in life aren't "perfect". I don't think I've ever appreciated Eric walking through that door more than I did this morning.
      Amy

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  2. Yay! Happy for you both!
    --Baker

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    1. It's all good, Baker. It's all good.
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  3. Well out of something horrible came something wonderful. Doesn't sound totally horrible after all. LOL. Um you know except the pain and mucked up leg...LOL

    I'd say enjoy your weekend, but I know that isn't going to be an issue. Maybe I should say, hope you have a gracious good-bye? I mean that has often been my downfall over the years after starting ttwd.....NOT that it would be yours!

    Love
    willie

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    1. We'll have a great weekend just because we're together. Eric has told the company he won't travel until I'm back on my feet. Nice. As for a spanking? We'll get there. I proved to him sex wasn't an issue with a banged up knee. ;) So good having that man home.
      Amy

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  4. Amy I'm so happy for you that Eric surprised you like that. Hope you doctor says you can travel. Be good now!
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. I'm totally behaving now. Love the idea of recovering at the beach and if not, celebrating there in a month. Eric knows how to get my attention. :)
      Amy

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  5. WOW....so happy for you...that man of yours sure loves you and love how he has found a way to adapt your goals!!! Have not started reading yet...but promise I will have soe feedback for you by Monday. Be good!! That is quite an incentive!! hugs abby

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    1. I look forward to your feedback! Have a great weekend and keep going on your goals. You've done a fabulous job so far.
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  6. Amy,
    I adore a great incentive. A beach cabin for six days with your guy sounds like heaven on earth. Go, Amy!
    Meredith

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  7. Eric knows what I love. I've done my arm exercises, ate all of my healthy snacks, and have had three waters today. :)
    Amy

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  8. Hurray! didn't i tell you you didn't have to drop out of FFF? pfft. See? Eric is a clever one - not cos he came up with those goals, but cos he knows you'd probably only listen if HE TOLD YOU TO DO THEM! and the water bottles on the counter - brilliant. i need to leave water bottles all over my house too. I'm horrid at drinking enough water.

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  9. Clever? Yes. I've never been good about drinking enough water. I do love playing games to keep things interesting though. What if you put a bottle of water in every room of your house. The rule is, you can't leave the room unless you drink the water. Let's see - I've been to the bathroom four times today and I've had four bottles of water. That's four more than I did yesterday! ;)
    Amy

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  10. I'm so glad for you that he's back! He already seems to be lifting your spirits!

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    1. Oh yes. Nothing can get me down now. The whole world looks brighter when my hubby is home.
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  11. Oh Amy, I am so pleased he made it home, you will be on track now that's for certain,
    love Jan, xx

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    1. That's right - back on track. Just a different track than I'd originally thought.
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  12. Oh, I'm so glad he was able to come home! And what a wonderful plan he's made for you That is so sweet. Also, you might google "chair exercise" and see if anything appeals to you. I notice that some require putting pressure on your legs, which won't work of course, but others don't. <3 In any case, I'm glad Eric is back!!

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    1. Great idea. I'll get on the Google train. Now that my knee is healing, I'm starting to notice some pain in my back. Hoping that is just from sitting so long.
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  13. Amy, I’ve been out of Blogland this week, so sorry to hear of your mishap. Glad Eric managed to get back to look after you, that is a big lift to your spirits.
    Rosie xx

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    1. You came back at a good time, Rosie. Wouldn't be nearly this chipper had Eric not come home.
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  14. Aww, this sounds perfect. What a keeper he is!!

    Hugs,
    Jlynne

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    1. He's a keeper for sure. Trying to figure out how to get him to see that his job is not! LOL
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  15. Hi Amy,

    How wonderful Eric was able to wrap things up and come home early. So happy for you! :)

    Those are some great goals during your recovery and a fantastic incentive :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. I should re-read them. Today I seem to have forgotten everything but my frustration.
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  16. glad Eric was able to come home early to take care of you

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    1. Hope I don't run him out of here with my demands and bad attitude!
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  17. Amy,
    I lost track of you after last Thursday. A flu bug, I think. But I was reading with the biggest grin on my face. What a guy! The whole surprise homecoming was such a loving and thoughtful action.

    We will continue to hope for a speedy recovery, but we will not worry now that your man is back in charge. And, yes, I think a spanking would do you worlds of good!

    Hugs From Ella

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    1. It would, Ella! It would. Tell him to do it. Tell him, please. He's not listening to me.

      Amy

      PS- Sorry you were sick. Glad it didn't last long.

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