From Costco to the ER

Well, last night was a night.  You know, when a trip to Costco ends up with a trip to the ER.  That kind of night.  I’ve been looking for a pair of white shoes for Lauren to wear on Saturday for her first communion and in typical me fashion we’re quickly running out of time. …

Tuesday randomness

The molding and I had an epic battle last night and the molding won.  Okay, not really.  What I think happened is that rain + taping = no good.  I painted the molding exactly the same way I’ve done all the rest.  Taped it off, two coats of semi gloss, pulled off the tape as…

Living room updates

I mentioned the other week that we did a little rearranging in the living room and I finally have some pictures to share.  I still need to paint some trim (the never ending job!) and do some wall touch ups but it’s pretty much good to go at this point.  YAY! Before (view from front…

8 Week Stats

The last two weeks actually went by really quickly and it’s time for another stat update. 4 week stats 6 week stats Stats 6 weeks from surgery: Weight: 138 Thigh measurement (measured at 5″ above the kneecap):  Left- 17″  Right- 16″ Calf measurement (widest part of calf): Left 13.5″  Right- 12 3/4″ Cast/boot/brace?: Boot Weight…

Consistency

MEB!!!  What an amazing race it was yesterday!  In case you didn’t know, yesterday was the first time in over 30 years that an American won the Boston marathon!  And Meb has been one of my favorites for years.  He just comes across as such good guy.  A humble, spiritual, family man.  I was so…

New Beginnings

My dad asked me yesterday if I was upset about today, if missing the marathon was hard.  I’ve had a lot of time to accept the fact I wouldn’t be running, so it wasn’t as bad as it would’ve been last year.  And this year, my outlook is a lot brighter.  I had no idea…

No plans, no problems

What a great week we’ve had over here!  We didn’t end up traveling for spring break but Lawrence already had the days off, so we’ve had a nice relaxed unhurried week.  It made me realize how busy and scheduled life usually is.  It’s a good change of pace to have nothing to do and no…

Managing expectations

The last few days have been interesting.  I’m not sure what I thought it would be like to return to weight bearing, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t think it would be like this.  I guess I’m just surprised by the pain.  I mean, it’s not horrible or anything but it definitely doesn’t feel good…

Getting the boot

The day has come.  I’m back in the boot.  I remember how upset I was when I got put in the boot back in July.  There were tears… a lot of them.  Funny how perspective changes.  I’m so glad to be in the boot now.  It means I’ve reached another milestone in recovery.  In fact,…

6 Week Stats

I’m 6 weeks post surgery so it’s time to update my stats.  I’m excited that next time I do one of these posts, I should be fully weight bearing again!  Feels like so long ago since I was able to walk on both feet.  So here we go… 4 week stats here. Stats 6 weeks…

Whine whine whine

Warning…. whine fest ahead…. Wow it’s been a hard couple of days around here.  I keep trying to snap myself out of it but I just reached that point where I’m done with this injury and am ready to move on.  Unfortunately, it’s not done with me.  So every day I wake up, see my…

Weekend happenings

Remember that time we remodeled our kitchen?  It’s been about 90% done for the last few months.  After we took the break for Christmas, we never really got back on track.  So when Lawrence’s dad called and offered to come over and help get some of those last remaining details knocked out, we jumped at…