Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Yesterday & Today. What a Difference.

Slept well last night and felt strong enough to run a few errands this morning, though getting into and out of the car was a bit uncomfortable. I managed.

It is a lovely day to be outdoors and I made the most of it. Took a drive up to the state park and walked out to the breakwater. Walking on sand wasn't as difficult as I first imagined. Sat for a while, taking in the sun and salt air.  Felt revived on the drive home.

Picked up a couple of bottles of wine, one will go with supper tonight. The menu will be pork tenderloin with roasted baby red potatoes and chard. I found a new recipe for the tenderloin and am anxious to try it.

The oven is set to  550' F.  The pork is placed in the lower third of the hot oven and baked at 5 to 6 minutes per pound. The oven is then turned off.  The meat continues to cook for another 40 minutes.  Seems the key is keeping the oven door closed - no peeking - and the roast should be medium, a little pink in the center when done. Sounds simple and no-brainer.

The recipe has good reviews, over 300 of them, so what have I got to lose? Don't worry, I always have a back up plan, JIC. If it turns out as planned, I'll post the recipe for anyone who wants to give it a try.

Obviously, the back is in better shape today. Still tender, I am being super careful not to lift, bend or twist in any way that might send me back to bed.

It's good to be back among the living. I hope I'll be even better tomorrow as I head back to work. It's about time for a festive as I fire up the oven.

And thanks for the comments and well wishes.

And so it goes.


  1. I'm glad you're feeling better. That recap you had up yesterday made me hurt just reading it.

    BTW, I'm a friend of Ron and Anne Marie, which is how I found your blog.

    Sean R.

  2. YAYZ for feeling better!

    BTW, have you ever read the blog "the bitchy waiter"? too damn funny; and as a restaurant employee, you would probably identify.


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