Sunday Break

RA Guy Adventures of RA Guy

Because there is no such thing as taking too many breaks!

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Lily

At eleven years old, Lily is the oldest of our three dogs (and is definitely the top dog). She is a Cairn Terrier, and will always be my first dog. I got Lily when I was in my last year of graduate school. I will never forget running into the superintendent of the building we lived in as we were going out for a walk (pets were not allowed the Harvard-owned apartment in which we lived). “Oh, don’t be worried” he said, “I figure that if you are responsible enough to go to grad school here that you are responsible enough to know how to take care of a dog.” Saved! Often when I am working at my desk, Lily begs to get up on the chair next to me. Once she does, she will lay down and spend hours by my side. (In fact, as I type right now, she’s by my side.)

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Yesterday was a really good day – one of my best days in weeks, in regards to pain. (Although it was by no means pain-free…just before I went to sleep, my right wrist and hand swelled up considerably.) I did some yoga late-morning. It was nice to once again be stretching and moving around without too much pain in my ankles and feet. Instead of fretting about how long this period might last, I will just accept if for however long or short it lasts…and enjoy it!

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No brunch today, but we are having family over for lunch. We will be serving Surubi (a type of large tiger catfish common in parts of South America) served with a side of mashed potatoes and a salad.

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With the Fall television season back in swing, the season passes on my Tivo have been updated recently. In: The Office, Parks and Recreation, Top Chef, Project Runway, and The Amazing Race. Out: Community (couldn’t even get through the entire first episode). Anxiously awaiting: Ugly Betty (October 16th).

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Stay tuned…for the next adventure of Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy!