Friday, March 21, 2008
For lunch this week, I've been eating a crustless onion and artichoke quiche. I don't have a recipe for it, because it was a rescued meal. I've been eating the "crust" as bread and needed to do something with the vegetables. Eggs to the rescue! I tried a new recipe for a tart that went horribly wrong. I added eggs to the already cooked and seasoned vegetables, some salt and pepper, and asiago cheese. It's been really good.
Also, I've been meaning to tell you that I started acupuncture last week. I'm hoping to ease the back pain from the pinched nerve that I've been dealing with. My acupuncturist is really nice and we both seem to be on the same page about my treatment. She was recommended by my primary care doctor, which made me feel very confident. Plus she has some pretty amazing credentials herself.
When I walked into her office, I was immediately struck by the breathtaking view of the Charles River and over to Cambridge. I took these pictures and she humored me by taking some pictures of me when I was all needled up. I was happy to hear that I'm not the first to ask for pictures. It's quite common I guess.
The needles really don't hurt for the most part. For my first treatment, I don't know how many needles I had in total, but I only felt three. She moved two just slightly, then I didn't feel them anymore. The third she took out, because the area was too tender. Yesterday all the needles were fine. In general, the treatment is very relaxing. She plays soothing music, burns herbs, and I feel a buzzing energy circulating in my body, like after I do yoga.
Have any of you watched the show Eli Stone? I really like it, although it is a bit wacky. And I thought it was kind of funny that I started acupuncture soon after I started watching it. The show is about an attorney who starts having these strange visions that predict the future. His acupuncturist helps him to deal with them and move him toward taking a case that will help resolve the visions. He's sort of supposed to be a prophet.
Usually at the end of the episode, we see how the vision comes true and everything works out. The show is on Thursday nights and last night he didn't have a tidy resolution to his case and his vision did not come true. He started to have a crisis of faith and is doubting the existence of God. Oh and a big part of the show is George Michael's song Faith. He's been on the show as a vision and he's supposed to be on next week for real. If you don't like that song, this show may really annoy you. I always liked the song, so I'm okay with it.
I'm not a religious person, more spiritual, but I do believe in God, so I have always thought about the idea of faith. I think we need to have faith in something just to get up every day. And with this being Good Friday, it's certainly a day to contemplate faith even a bit more. So for those of you who are Christian, I hope you have some inspirational services this weekend and have a Happy Easter. My family will be coming over on Sunday for Easter and there will be baking.
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