Sunday afternoon, Miko was not a happy camper. He burrowed into his blanket and was not feeling very social.
By Sunday night, he was very antsy and restless and could not sit still while we were watching TV.
He kept climbing all over us, went to back and forth to the other couch and just could not sit still. I thought it might be because there was a fly in the house which he hates, but he still couldn’t get comfortable after hubby got rid of the fly and we did not sleep well Sunday night!
He was still pretty antsy Monday and even yelped in pain trying to get comfy in my lap which really worried me since I couldn’t find a sore leg or sore spot and thought maybe it was a blockage or something worse. So to the vet we went this morning and he was not happy about being there either!
Turns out it’s a little back injury causing him discomfort which I have no clue how it happened, maybe playing too hard going after his toy over the weekend? He’s feeling much better after a shot of cortisone and taking his first pain pill with dinner thankfully. But whew, he had me worried! Yesterday was an emotional roller coaster which running on a lack of sleep did not help.
I have not been worried about cooking this week. On Sunday I cooked 3 cups of brown rice to stash in the fridge and eat from for the week just to have a simple, whole food on hand to use. It was delicious in this marinara saute with chopped tempeh and veggies. Especially with Trader Joe’s Vegan Mozzarella Shreds added to make it gooey.
And there was this huge kale salad with simple beans and rice for lunch.
Tonight I sauteed more brown rice with more chopped tempeh and veggies in a simple mixture of tamari and sriracha for a kicky, veggie loaded fried rice style one pot meal.
All delicious and I still have plenty of cooked brown rice left. Hmmm, maybe I’ll try it in smoothies next. Hey, I’ve heard beans are good in smoothies, why not?