Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm Like 90 Years Old...

My Life:
  • Yesterday I had 3 additional boys in my home for 9 hours. That's SIX boys. I just heard you all gasp. The best was when I had to load them all into my little mini van to make a 40 minute round trip to take Odie to the vet and myself to the Chiropractor. Good times. All was going well until we stopped back into the vet to pick up Odie (from a routine procedure that I'll spare you the details of.) Turns out they needed to keep Odie for a little longer.
  • In the afternoon, after the vet had looked at Odie and figured out a course of action for his little "problem" we headed back to the mini van and the 40 minute round trip to pick up our beloved wiener dog. The bill ended up being $28.00, which made me love the vet and Odie even more!
  • The benefit to yesterday is that today my perspective is readjusted. Three boys?!? Easy peasy.
  • Chiropractor: I generally reserve my visits to the Chiro for the special occasions when I find myself unable to move. My Chiro tells me this is how most people are. I wonder if most people also find the word Chiropractor too long? Just thinking out loud...anyways I do have a point...and it has to do with running. For the past month or so I've been having some groin pain on my left side after I hit about mile 5. I've been stretching, and icing, and heating, and drugging myself up with Advil. Last week I decided to head to the Chiro to see if they could magically fix me...like she did when I attempted this brilliant stunt. It turns out that my left hip was well above the right and thus causing me to run funny and put more strain on the left side. After the adjustment I ran 7 miles on Saturday with no pain. Yay! Yesterday's check up was just to make sure the adjustment stuck...and it did. I may even go back and visit the Chiro without consistent pain first, because she gave me some good information that I will spare from sharing with you because I would totally butcher it. Another post I guess.
  • Wow...I'm now like a 90 year old woman who only talks about herself and her dogs old bodies falling apart. Glad you stopped by aren't you.
  • TEN DAYS. 10 days till Julie is at our home. She actually flew into America last Sunday and is spending 2 weeks in Boston at a camp for exchange students, where I'm assuming they teach her all kinds of stuff about how wonderful we Americans are .
  • My calendar for August is already full. Having a teenager in the home is totally gonna rock our little world with activity. The rest of July is sort of the calm before the storm...in a good way. I feel like I did when I was pregnant with my first baby. I planned and prepared, read everything I could get my hands on, talked to countless moms...but nothing, nothing could prepare me for what was in store once that baby arrived. We're excited, and even a little nervous...in a good way.
  • I'm off to go mow the lawn. I think it will make up for the fact that we were supposed to run 6 miles this morning and decided we were just too tired (lazy) and ran about 2 and then walked so we could just chat...because obviously mowing is the equivalent of running 4 miles...

13 comments:

  1. Chiropractor IS way too long of a word...I've even resorted to saying "chiro" IRL & not just in writing, lol :)

    But, yes - "routine maintenance" is WAY better than going just when you hurt...

    Just like I learned this past Monday when it had been 2+ months since I'd been and she had to work hard to adjust my neck...for the first time, I HURT after a visit. whew...

    but I do *heart* my chiro :)

    Hope the puppy is recovering well! :)

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  2. Girl - I hear you! I feel like I am falling apart too and cant seem to shut up about it! :)

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  3. You so humor me!!!!! I loved this post!!!!!!!!! Everything in it.......:)
    BTW thanks for the digits yesterday even though the brown truck actually had it!! ;)

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  4. chiros always freak me out. glad it worked for ya...and yes, that word is way too long!

    can't wait to hear about julie on your turf!

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  5. Wow, I can't believe it's just 10 days before Julie! (I almost said, "til Julie's here" and then I realized...uh...you don't live up in the north like Sarah...Lol!!). And she's in Boston, practically my favorite city in the world! What a great way to be introduced to USA!

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  6. Seriously? Mowing the lawn is like running 4 miles?! I am so going to learn how to start our lawn mower now!

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  7. I always write "Crax" on the calandar for Don's monthly Chiro appointment.
    I just went today. My neck doesn't let me stay away for much over a month.
    Once you learn how much better your body opperates "in line" you really notice it when things are a bit off. (I guess I am always a bit off, but there is only so much a crax Dr. can do!!)

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  8. Well, I am glad you survived the army of boys. Hope your dog is doing well. I am praying that God goes before you and smooths the way and pain for your running. Also, for a great time with your teenager who happens to give you another girl in the house!!!

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  9. can't wait to meet Julie!!!

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  10. I LOVE my chiropractor, and would be there every week if I could. Money issues prevent that, and I think it's been like 3 months since I've gone - and I'm pretty sure my hips are in the same boat that your were in. So glad you got adjusted - 7 miles with no pain - woot!

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  11. Never been to a chiropractor before...Hmmm...Maybe that would help my back pain....Cause I am always lazy. couldn't imagine running 7 miles let alone 1. I think I am just old!! ha ha!!!

    Can't wait to hear all about Julie!

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  12. Isn't it bad that we have these aching bodies, what happened to us? I keep wondering what I'll be like in 30, 40, 50 more years if this is how I feel now! : )

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