Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What a Week...!

It's already Tuesday, but the week sure feels awfully long for going by so very quickly...

Sunday, Livie & I were out at my Mom & Dad's -- and it rained all.day.looong! It was impossible for me not to succumb to a cat-nap, and what better weather to make chocolate cookies?! They're my "specialty" (read, "one talent") in cooking... Though we didn't get to "Bo farm!" as Liv loves to do on Sundays (oh - 'bo' means 'go' in Livie-language. How cute, huh?!)

Yesterday started out rainy as well, but turned out quite beautiful - and eventful!

I went to work extra early since I had an appointment for my knees at Tri-State Orthopedic Associates. They've been giving me issues ever since the half-marathon last year, and I was convinced that I'd done something to permanently disable them. Luckily I was totally wrong!!!

Dr. Lee said that my joints look great - the only problem is that they're very, very loose. My Doctor wiggled my kneecaps, and they have so much 'play' that she said she could practically dislocate them right there. The extra wiggle causes friction, and therefore inflammation & pain.

The solution? Well, there are a couple of things they'll be doing to get my knees better. Dr. Lee said that strengthening exercises & outer supports will be the main keys. I'll be starting physical therapy tomorrow and they're going to putting me in some braces as well. The knees will be 'trained' to only move how they're supposed to.

I was so excited to find out that I will be able to run again - Dr. Lee assured me of it! So after picking up Livia from day care, I headed home. I noticed quite a few police cars on the way there, and even more in & around our neighborhood... As I rounded the curve of our road, I saw even more police cars & a news van!

I called Perry as said, "Babe... Is there something I should know?!" Apparently, there was a robbery in our city, and the suspect was on the loose... IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!! GAA! Just was I was about to turn around to get out of the area, my husband said "Oh, but they finally caught him." He was captured less than an hour before I got home - it took about 5 hours to apprehend him! Scary, huh?

Liv got to bed just after 8; since Perry was planning to stay in & watch the football game, I decided to go back in to work. The area in which I've been working for the last couple of months has drastically picked up, and they're actually asking for overtime again. I live less than 10 minutes away and it's so handy to just go back in for a couple of hours after our daughter goes to bed.

That's not happening tonight though! I've already put in 4 hours of overtime in this week - whew! I'm sure the rest of the week will be great -- especially this weekend! Our little family will be headed to Ohio on Saturday for the wedding of my husband's cousin, Jenny! Livia & I have never been to Ohio to see Perry's family, and I can't even begin to describe how excited I am!!!

I even bought a 'new' dress from Molly's on Main (an A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!! little consignment shop less than a block from where I work). The dress is black with a little bit of ivory on the top, and it falls just below the knees. The best part is that the dress still has the tags on it! Original price on the tag says $179.00; Molly had it priced at $50, but she just happened to be having a 75% off sale -- the dress included!

I'll have to get some pictures just to prove how cute & classy it is. I'll try before the end of the week, but if nothing else, I'm sure to get at least a couple of myself in it at the wedding :o) I'm not so sure what shoes or jewelry I'm going to pair it with, but I suppose I have yet a few days to figure that out...

I can't wait to see what the rest of the week will bring...!

1 comment:

Amanda said...

What a busy week so far!
I can't wait to see pictures of you in your new dress ~ what a bargain!

Hope your knees get better soon.

Amanda x