I know this I meant this to largely be a travel-blog, but since the only kind of travel happening in my life right now is all in my head, I’m gonna talk to you about my trip to the supermarket instead! (Yes, really!)
This weekend (fri-sat weekend for us folk in the Middle East btw), was a bust! My shoulder and neck problem resurfaced by Thursday afternoon, and by the time I left work the pain had developed into a nasty headache and I knew it would get steadily worse if I didn’t see my chiropractor and get it fixed. I couldn’t of course, cos she closes up by 6 and I’d have had to leave work early, which, I didn’t want to do on account of some stuff that happened that kept me away from office earlier that day for over 2 hours! (I’ll explain later, cos this is not about that, but if it makes you any happier, it kinda involves more car trouble, among other things!). So I decided to see her on Saturday, when she opens for business again.
I went out on Thursday night with the gang and tried to ignore the pain as much as possible. But by Friday, it was so bad that I could barely get out of bed. I iced my shoulder, took medicines for the pain, and slept for a very long time (when I’m asleep, I don’t feel the pain).
I woke up early today, and was feeling much better, but my shoulders were still tender and I was sick from stagnating at home all of Friday. I decided to go for a walk, get some fresh air, get the blood flowing! I had just started walking when TWC called and we chatted for 40 mins and I completely forgot about my walk! :D
However, fresh air and good conversation does wonders for the body and mind… and appetite! I headed to the supermarket to shop for groceries (as all I had at home was cheese and orange juice).
It being still early on a Saturday morning, the place was almost empty. The freshly stacked fruits and veggies looked so tempting that I felt like buying a bit of everything!
I ambled by in leisure, enjoying the oddly serene atmosphere, picking a vegetable here, smelling the odd fruit there, adding to my basket slowly- a fresh loaf of multi-grain bread, still warm from the oven, fresh lamb sausages, milk, fruit- strawberries, cherries, rambuttan, blueberries.
I got home and downed a handful of berries while the sausages and eggs were cooking.
Yes, I made quite a pig of myself I know! But I’m recuperating! ;)
I met with my chiropractor later in the afternoon, and she fixed me up in a jiffy. That woman has magic fingers, I tell you! I took it easy the rest of the day, just spent my time reading and chatting with friends on the phone.
I guess we need some days like this, and though it was my shoulder pain that brought it on, I quite enjoyed my quiet Saturday spent at home!
Hmm… I guess this weekend wasn’t a total bust after all! :)