Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Once Upon a Time

  Once upon a time, there was a girl who didn't think she would ever live without pain.  A girl who thought that her life would always involved deciding what to do daily based on how much she hurt.  I used to be that girl.  Now I am no longer her.  I'm the one who can go all day and do stuff, and all that results is a bit of muscle fatigue and sore feet.  And who doesn't get sore feet after being on them all day?  I have truly been blessed with a life that I never thought I would have...a pain free one.  Now that I can do more and more every day, I'm changing all different aspects of my life.  Everything from procrastination to motivation.  It's a hard process tho.  When you spend your life basing everything you do around your physical capabilities, you develop some pretty crappy habits.  So yes, it takes a lot of effort to not walk past that sock on the ground...to stop and pick it up.  It's a slow change, but I'm getting there.  Motivation is coming a little easier as well.  When you don't hurt, it's a little easier to slip on those shoes and go for a walk, or put on that dvd and get in a workout.  I still have to be careful since I'm still healing, and definitely make some mods to certain exercises, but I can already do so much more than I was able to prior to surgery!

Like this past Saturday for example.  I got up early and went to Isaiah's football game.  They played hard, but lost in the last couple minutes of the game which was a bummer, but on a side note, I was on my feet the whole game.  Then we came home, and got cleaned up and Isaiah and me went to Kasper's Kastle.  We came home and I did some cleaning and then later that night me and Isaiah make all kinds of fun constructions paper Halloween decorations.  I was excited to do them with him, cause it's something that's been done for a few generations now in our family.  My mom's mom & grandma did them when she was young, Mom & Dad made them when I was young, and now I got to share it with Isaiah.  All in all I had a super full day, and no pain at all...hip-hip-horray! (Yes, pun intented haha)

     Speaking of "Once Upon a Time"...have any of you seen this new show?  It started this past Sunday, and I must say that I find it to be excellent!  I love the storyline so far, I love the take that's been given to the stories we all grew up with.  You definitely have to pay attention to it in order to know what's going on.  Not many shows anymore can make me shut the computer and just WATCH them.  Usually I sit with the tv on and computer opened up and semi-watch and play.  Right now, the only other shows that get my full attention are "True Blood" & "Game of Thrones".  Now I can to it "Once Upon a Time".  There's another new show coming up this Friday that I'm hoping to add to the list, and that's "Grimm".  It's a crime drama with a twist.  All the crimes are based upon Grimm faerie tales.  I hope it's just as good as "Once Upon a Time"!

One final note:  while I was watching "Once Upon a Time", a tweet came thru my phone from "The Single Woman".  By the way - you can find her posts on both Facebook & Twitter.  Anywhoo...I'm watching the show, and the tweet that comes thru is as follows:  "Sometimes the best fairytale ending is realizing we never really needed to be rescued at all."  How true is that??

'til next time my friends....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's a beautiful morning!

Transformer Pillars everywhere!
Ok, so maybe it's a rainy and gloomy morning, but sometimes those are my favorite days.  Days that you can cuddle up with a hot cup of tea or coffee, a good book or a movie, and just be in the moment.  I don't do those things often enough though.  Like right now, I'm sitting at the computer blogging while my "sent home from school but not really sick" child watches Transformers: Dark of the Moon and pretends his Hot Wheels are Autobots & Decepticons.  I think he's actually enjoying himself now, despite that he was sad to have to leave school.  I made a booboo and gave him cereal for breakfast.  He's been having drainage and a cough cause of it, so I hadn't been giving him any dairy.  Well, his cough seemed to be less this morning and gave in and gave him cereal.  He only took a couple bites and then drank all the milk...uh oh.  So, I come home, and for some reason I'm really tired this morning and decide that I wanna go back to sleep.  I normally stay awake after he goes to school, because if I do two things happen.  One - I feel like crap all day long.  Two - I end up staying up way later than I already do.  So, I gave in and about an hour later the phone rings, and it's the school.  I thought maybe he just felt yucky - but then was told that he threw up on the bus.  :(  He's fine now though, so I'm pretty sure it was just the milk.

So, anywho, on to my hips.  All I can say is WOW.  What a difference a couple weeks can make.  My incisions are looking really good, and better than anything is that I keep forgetting my cane around the house.  I've even walked out the front door a few times without it, then I see the steps and remember that I need it.   The limp is getting less and less as my muscles get stronger.  Another great thing is that I've lost 4 pounds this past week.  I've been walking and doing my strength exercises, and trying hard to eat better.  I'm getting better.  I'm so determined to get healthy and in shape.  Now that I've got more confidence and don't hurt all the time, it helps me feel more worth the effort.  Prior to surgery, I used to wonder what the point was.  Why get in shape when I still won't be able to enjoy my life and do things with my son.  Now though, I don't have that horrendous arthritis pain and life is so much more enjoyable.  I wait for the pain to come on the days that I do a lot of walking...but it never comes...and THAT is one of the best feelings I've ever experienced.

MakeupGeek's challenge - Pink for Breast Cancer

If you want to get this look, head on over to MakeupGeek!  They have a super simple tutorial there on the front page (at the moment), to create your own Sugar Skull/Day of the Dead skull.  They also do challenges that last about a week and a half long or so.  This time the challenge is to go pink for breast cancer, so I took it up a notch and created the look for all those we've lost due to this horrible disease.  Hope you like!

Oh, and as a side note, I have finished 2 of the 6 looks based on the movie "Thor".  Right now I have ones done for Thor and Loki.  Thor's didn't turn out QUITE the way I'd have liked it to, but I love the look for Loki.  Once I get them all done I will be posting them and the tutorials :)

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