Thursday, January 10, 2013

Spasms, High Blood Pressure and Star Trek

One of these things is not like the other!

Today hasn’t started well.  I woke up to Cheri not being in bed.  Her back was hurting so much last night that she had to go sleep on the recliner.  She was getting better day by day and then I went back to work yesterday, which left her having to get out of the apartment and take the kids to and from school.  Then this happened this morning.  I had to call in to work so I could drive the kids and help her out if she needs it.  I’m not worried about calling in being as I do it on average, less than once a year but it doesn’t help the paycheck any.  Especially now with it be 12 hours shorter instead of 8.  But we’ll make do.  I have the next 3 days off so hopefully she can recover by Monday.

It sucks seeing her like this.  She’ll just be sitting there and then she shouts out cuss words because she shifted herself a hair to the side and it put her in extreme pain.  It doesn’t look right seeing her use a walker or cane to get around.  Guess we’ll see how well she does for the next few days,  Right now she’s made it back into bed and is trying to get some sleep since sleeping in the recliner doesn’t exactly mean sleeping well.

She doesn’t want to be up anyways since I’ve just just started watching the original Star Trek TV series.  Yes, the ones that originally played in 1966, I think I’m going to watch them all (not today) then move on to the other series, the Animated Series (1973-1974), the Next Generation (1987-1994), Deep Space Nine (1993-1999), Star Trek Voyager (1995-2001) and Star Trek Enterprise (2001-2005).  I believe they are all on Netflix.  I still need to rewatch the last movie as well.  If you remember, I recorded a bunch of them on Christmas eve and watched them throughout the week.  But I still need to watch the prequel Star Trek movie or the 11th in the series (actually, I have to make Cheri watch it so she can be caught up).  Not that she wants to be caught up but I can’t have a wife who hasn’t seen the Star Trek movies.  That would just be wrong.

Universal Corner Gym

I do plan on continuing my workout today since I didn’t go to work.  What’s that?  You didn’t know I’ve started to work out, well then you obviously don’t follow me on Twitter.  The plan is to do a little workout on my days off, minus Sunday’s because the gym isn’t open.  Although, it’s not technically a gym, our apartment has a small room with some gym equipment.  It has a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical machine and a weight set that has different types of benches to use (like the one pictured above).  On Monday I rode the bike for 5 miles, then on Tuesday I rode it for 4 miles and did 10 minutes on the elliptical.  Basically enough to get my fat ass off the couch.  They’ve been telling me for years that I need to walk everyday so I guess this is just as good.  They always tell me to get my heart rate up, it’ll probably help my borderline high blood pressure as well.  So he can stop his bitching too.


  1. I'd be selective with all that Star Trek viewing. It wasn't all good.

    1. I'm hoping I was to young to appreciate them and that they will be better this time around.

  2. I've been watching those reruns on ME-TV every Saturday at 9. Great nostalgia, as I was 8 or 9 when those first aired. I watched them with My Dad, who loved the show.

    Well, I'd say that they ARE all good. It's just that some are good in the way they were intended to be good, while others are good in the unintentionally funny way.

    1. I've enjoyed the old ones better than I thought I would. I thought the lack of technology would bother me like it has on older movies that I liked. But it didn't bother me at all.