Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We Shall See.

Pablo Picasso.

Got Richie to video me doing my morning arm exercises, they may not look like much but these exercises have given me back some serious upper arm muscles.

Just before I started doing the arm exercises I had suddenly noticed that my arms had become scarily thin, and muscle seemed to be non existent.

Since I have been doing them every morning for 30 minutes, I do 12 exercises and repeat each exercise 12 times, the difference is noticeable.

It is amazing how effective the exercises are, which is excellent, as a small daily input gives me such a good return.

Today Richie got me out of bed and to the shower in a smooth and quick operation which went well.

Once in the shower he trimmed my hair, something that I find takes a long time but once it is done, it feels great and looks good too.

Spike and Marleen always do their best to be at their cutest and most playful just as Richie is busy with me, even now in his box Spike will do his best to get our attention.

Which he gets from all of us, he has been in good form and even better since his appointment with the orthopaedic vet yesterday.

Great to hear from Richie how pleased the vet was with Spike’s progress, he is about 5 days ahead of where the vet thought he would be.

Richie was given the advice to walk him as slow as possible to encourage him to walk slowly and calmly on the leg that has been operated on.

Spike being him has devised his own routine, which is he hangs back and does not keep up with Richie and then catches him up by charging on his three legs.

What can you do with a dog called Spike apart from marvel at his antics and his adaptations and his amazing spirit, he is a fine dog.

Still no sunshine today, it is cloudy, dull and cold with outbreaks of drizzly rain and no sign of the weather becoming nicer before the end of the afternoon.

Who knows it could become pleasant weather tomorrow we shall see.

Modern Lovers: Pablo Picasso.


Stephany said...


GO HERRAD!!! You are one tough woman!! I'm very impressed, you totally inspire me!


Shauna said...

I have never seen a more determined person in my life, Herrad. You go, girl!

Have you seen the Picasso bullfight pictures? I loved the style of those drawings but the depiction of the bullfight brought tears to my eyes.


Rain said...

Wow!!! How nice to hear your voice Herrad!!! You go girl, how many sets do you do? Wonderful! Some of those exercises should be helping your shoulders and upper back too!

Muffie said...

Well done, Herrad!! I don't think I would have the stamina to do all that, but you did a fantastic job. The sound in the background was as if it were an actual sporting event, and the sportscaster was commenting on your skill. Keep up the great work.

awb said...

I need to have your stick with it attitude, I need to start.


Herrad said...

Hi Stephany,
Thanks for coming by and praising me up.
Hugs back, plenty of them.

Hi Shauna,
Thanks for your encouraging comment and your visit.
I am pretty determined.

Hi Rain,
Thanks for your cheering me on and for your visit.
Think the exercises help me lots.

Hi Muffie,
Thanks for coming by and leaving your encouraging comment.
I looked at the clip and you are right it does sound like a sports event.

Thanks all of you for coming by and leaving your nice comments.
Nice to get your comments really appreciate them.
Have a good day tomorrow.

Herrad said...

Hi Andy,
Thanks for your visit and comment.
I am sure when you start you will stick with it.
Have a good day.
Keep warm and dry.

Webster said...

Herrad, you would make a good exercise coach! That was a great set - how many more to go to fit in a half hour? or Do you split them up throughout the day. Is it possible for you to open and close your fist these days? I'm guessing not, but that would be a good one too.

And it was so nice to finally hear your voice. You have a lovely voice.

Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
Thanks for your visit and comment.
Brilliant idea me as a coach.
I can still open and close my fist.
I do about 3 to 5 sets of those exercises vall in 30 minutes as sqoon as I wake up.
Plus some more for my back and neck.
Thanks for the compliment about my voice.
Love to hear yours too.
Have a good evening.

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for being.

Please have you all a wonderful Thursday.