Monday, November 21, 2016
Taking a time out to make merry
Last Thursday I went to the chiro and he was happy with the progress I've made. I told him that I would trade him baked goodies for an ultrasound since they were going to graston me the next day. He smiled and said he'd feel around to determine if that was a good idea but I didn't need to bring goodies for treatment. He did ultrasound me and gasped in delight when he saw I brought the goodies with me. He declared "I'm not sharing!" HA!
Friday I went to my PT appointment and it was pretty good. I had her feel the legs and determine what she thought. She said it's feeling much looser up top. I don't know that the chiro would agree with that and I know he wants full release before he'll consider me over this and I agree. But obviously she feels something I don't. She did say the bottom was tight as heck though so she got to needling..,including one right where Gage cut Jud in that horrible scene from Pet Sematary . That felt delightful. Then I flipped over and she needled the front and then it was time to get grastoned and just as I'd told the chiro the day before that she doesn't go that deep, she really went for it. My shins looked like I'd been whacked by that skater. Then I got a new PT exercise to add to the mix. A hip exercise! (Been waiting for that) So I squat a little then pretend I have a bowl of water on my head and move without tilting to the side. I did that Saturday morning and by mid-day I was locked so bad nothing would really help. It's going to suck getting through the soreness of this one. I had to use my massagey thingy on my legs for 45 minutes before I could walk Sunday. That was a treat. It might have to be the norm until my legs can take it on a regular basis. What I looked up said to expect it for 1-2 weeks. Yay.
Despite the pain, I had work to do. I was in the throes of the last of the treats I'm doing for the channel. So if you remember the Twelve Days of Sweets from years past here and you're looking to get some recipes for holiday baking, make sure you head on over and subscribe. A new treat recipe for the first 12 days of December so you can spend the second half deciding which to add to your repertoire. I finished the last recipe yesterday but I'm far from done. Lots of editing to do. Thank God I don't drink or I'd be hitting the sauce for sure. The Mr and I are both burnt out. We don't even know what we're referring to anymore and get stuff mixed up as to what's ready to go and what's still in limbo. But I really wanted to do this push for the first holiday season and have a good variety for people. I'm really proud of it and I've been getting some great feedback. It's all to honor Grandma and the fun we had when I was a kid at cookie baking time. I only wish I could get her reaction to it. Sigh.
So in the midst of both of us on the mental edge, I declared that we would splurge by having a serving of what I made with our usual Sunday hot chocolate and watch our first Christmas movie of the season. (We are WAY late on that, we've usually got 2-3 under our belts by this time.) I told him due to all of his hard work, it was his choice and he chose Home Alone. I didn't know he chose it because he had a little gift for me up his sleeve...
You bet your sweet bippy I'm going to color in it too. I may just color in it on Christmas Day too!
We needed that time to relax and reconnect instead of continue to drive ourselves crazy. Today I will be Mach 5 with my hair on fire (points if you got the reference) but last night we needed to breathe and not be so militant.
We got our grocery shopping done and now it's time to move on with the hectic week feeling a little more refreshed and ready to roll.
What did you guys do this weekend?
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