Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Finally Friday...And I need a vacation.

Do you have children or are thinking of having children?


Trust me on this one, I'm saving your sanity. Yesterday, (and part of today until I hid them) Hayden made me wear the evil puppets all day. I fed Corbin his bottle with Mr. Lizard, I gave Hayden his breathing treatments with Mr. Lizard, I typed one-handed with Mr. Lizard watching...ACK! Oh and Hayden is offended at the very thought of me putting them on his hand!

On the illness front, Hayden seems to be getting better. OH CRAP...Hayden just saw the picture and has now remembered that I hid Mr. Lizard...he is frantically whining and pointing at the picture.

Let me type fast and get this to scroll down...



Okay, we're safe. Now back to blogging. I am going stir crazy from being stuck in the house all week with a sick toddler. I NEED to get out. I've only gotten out this week for Dr. appointments. Ugh. And I've played way too much Word Twist on Facebook. And I've watched WAY too many Pixar movies. Imagine 5 days of Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo...seriously, those are his favorites and we watched them OVER and OVER and OVER and...well you get the idea.

Okay so in other randomness - kitchen remodeling is very expensive. There, I said it. We finally got an estimate from Lowes, Sears is coming out tomorrow, and hopefully some local guys next week. So far I can't bear the idea of parting with the money, HA! We'll see.

And I started going to a chiropractor for my back issues and oh my goodness!!! After just the first visit, this crazy neck issue I had is almost gone! There used to be this big bump on my neck where the pain was and IT'S GONE! Whoa. Why didn't I do this a long time ago. I mean I really don't like the feeling of hearing all those cracks and pops, ICK, but wow what an improvement. I was so hesitant to go because I always felt like I'd go and he'd be like, what back problem? You look fine. I think this weird fear was from a time I had injured my knee. I had been running a lot and it was so bad I couldn't got up stairs and I could barely get out of the car. After a few weeks of not running it got better, but I thought, maybe I should get it checked out. Of course when I finally went in the pain had subsided and the Doc was like, uh, seems fine to me. I was like, yeah, because I haven't gone on a run in 6 weeks. So he gave me some "exercises" and that was that. I felt like an idiot and haven't really gone back to running since. So I still get this nagging fear that whatever ailment I "think" I have, that nothing can be done about it.

Plus I'm one of those "if I'm not dead I'm fine" people. Which gives me some pretty horrendous bedside manners as a result. If you're not dead, you're fine too!

I go back again today, so I'm looking forward to some more pain relief - even if it sounds like the guy is going to break my neck/back.

Now that I'm fixing my back, I feel like I'm obligated to take care of the rest of my body...Kind of like, what's the point of fixing your back if you're messing up the rest of your body. So I'm a bit motivated to make other changes. Mark and I already decided that once all the sodas in the house were gone, that that was it. No more soda. This will be INCREDIBLY hard for me, but I know it will be better for my body. I also stopped using a bazillion pillows. I don't see the point of fixing my neck so I can jack it up again. So I just use my contour pillow now. There are a million changes I really want to make, but hey, let's be realistic - one thing at a time.

Oh and I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow. As of right now it's down to my butt and it's a pain in the...well anywho. It's also a big strain on my neck when I wear it up, which I always do. So I hope my hair doesn't get jacked tomorrow, I don't have a good track record when it comes to haircuts.

So ok that ends friday randomness.

P.S. I think Fall is here, it's 60 degrees outside.

1 comment:

LeftyMama said...

Wow! Good luck with the haircut!!! Will we recognize you afterward?

So glad the neck is better - yay!

Somehow, Samson has not yet discovered the awesomeness of the puppets. We have a big bin full of assorted IKEA animals and he'll lose interest after about two minutes of my best puppet theater attempts. Maybe puppeteer is not my calling....