As I mentioned, my exercise program has taken a big step back since I hurt my lower back. However, I am still able to do a lesser amount of exercise and go about my daily life for which I am thankful. Also very grateful for the Bob and Brad physical therapy YouTube channel. Highly likely I am having muscle pain/spasms not joint, etc. I am trying what they recommend for dealing with it. Fingers Crossed.
I am so thankful to live in a state that wants everyone to vote! We just got post cards saying when every registered voter will be receive their County Voter Info Guide and Vote by Mail ballot. Ballot drop boxes will be open 24/7 so you don't need to rely on the USPS to get it delivered. It also noted that any voter can vote at any polling place in the county and that some will be open for 11 days and the rest for 4 days. It gave the link where you can check to check your voter registration status. How it should be in the whole country!
Some of the new recipes I have tried recently worked out to be ones I would make again. Sweet potato and peas over pasta with a low calorie creamy sauce, banana walnut low sugar pancakes, minestrone soup with corn instead of pasta are the current winners. Still undecided about the Tex Mex green lentil dish.
Hubby's 93 year old aunt said on a recent phone call that "I still have a future". What a great attitude and I am thankful she feels that way! She takes a fairly long walk every day, doesn't wait for others to reach out to her but calls or chats with them instead, is trying hard to find good and interesting things in her new assisted living facility. She is a lifelong exerciser and healthy eater and excelled at making and sustaining friendships and family connections. I aspire to be more like her but have a long way to go especially as I tend to wait for people to reach out to me.