I had physical therapy this morning and I think I’m getting close to the end of my physical therapy journey. It’s kind of bittersweet. I am happy to be almost done but at the same time I’ve been going twice a week for four months and I feel like it’s really been helping me.
My quad is still pretty sore but I have a follow-up doctor’s appointment on Monday so we’ll see what happens.
My physical therapist said I have full range of motion in my hip now which was the basic goal post surgery. I just have to work on my endurance which is nothing new. Even though I’ve been running for years, I have always struggled with endurance. It’s just something that I have to work on.
Let’s jump right into today’s favorites!
I must really love Keurig machines. This is my third one.
I orginally had the regular Keurig coffee maker, and I loved it. I am the only person that drinks coffee in our house and I only drink one cup a day so the Keurig was absolutely perfect for me. Then the Keurig Vue came out.
I was smitten with the Vue. You could brew coffee, iced coffee, lattes, tea, and hot chocolate. You could change the temperature setting and pick how many ounces of coffee you wanted to brew. You had the option of brewing the coffee stronger.
It was love at first sight but I pushed the thought out of my mind because 1) I already had a Keurig and 2) it was expensive. Then my wonderful sweet husband bought me a Keurig Vue for our anniversary (I knew I married him for a reason).
But the Keurig Vue takes different size cups than the regular Keurig machine. For awhile, Target and Meijer near me sold them. Then they stopped and the Vue cups became a lot harder to find. I finally just started ordering them online because it was easier. The Vue cups also offered a lot less flavors than the regular k-cups.
As much as I loved the Vue, I missed the regular k-cups, especially all the flavors that come out around the holidays. I had already given my old Keurig to my brother and sister-in-law so I couldn’t go back to k-cups even if I wanted to.
Then earlier this week, Danny’s work was getting rid of one of their office grade Keurig machines. Danny was able to get it for only $25 (and a promise to clean out their current Keurig machine) and I was back in the k-cup business!! Yes!
I immediately had to go out and purchase a k-cup flavor that I was unable to get in the vue cups – butterscotch!
I can’t wait to try it! I have a few vue cups left so I am using those up before I start using the other Keurig.
That was quite a long explanation about my coffee maker. Moving on…
- Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Creamer
Sticking with the coffee theme, I have a coffee creamer that I have been loving lately.
As much as I love chocolate, I am not really a fan of chocolate in my coffee. However, I made an exception to try this creamer and it’s really good. Well done, Coffeemate.
I have no idea where my love for turkey jerky has come from.
I think I was trying out different foods to get more protein in my diet and I stumbled upon turkey jerky. I really like the Jack Links brand but today I picked up the Old Wisconsin brand to try.
Our local radio station started playing Christmas music all the time today and I’m so happy! I love Christmas music.
I know some people think it’s too early to start with Christmas music and decorations but the holiday season is such a short time and it’s over so fast so why not celebrate as much as you can. It makes me happy so why wouldn’t I enjoy what makes me happy.
I love Thanksgiving, being thankful, and spending time with my family also, but there’s no reason I can’t celebrate both.
And that’s what I am loving this cold November Friday. Danny has a work outing tonight, so the kids and I are staying in, making dinner, watching How to Train Your Dragon 2, and eating popcorn!
Have a great night!!
- What are your Friday favorites?
- Christmas music now or after Thanksgiving?