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Saturday, 1/19 Recovery Week 4--Keep Trying

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hi all,

Lady sure seems like her regular self today. I am so happy because I have missed my good friend. She keeps barking to go outside more than usual, but she is still my dear, sweet girlie dog.

I went tot he fitness center today and did a bit of walking. I saw a few people i knew and then went to the sauna before I showered. It's a good thing I didn't have my swim suit because I have never been so driven to do something like I feel about getting in the pool. I heard that the water was "perfect" today. Oh my, I have another week...

My knee is making me awfully whiny tonight. It is having some spasms and I cannot find a comfortable position for myself. I want to scream. My hip feels fine and I quit some of the leg bends that were aggravating my knee. I have plenty of exercises I can do, so letting those go made sense to me.

I am almost finished with my application questions for the dept of education position. I have one that I need some stats for that are in my classroom and the other needs for me to come back to it and tighten it up. We are only allowed 3500 characters per question and I was going on and on in my own defense. I'll try it again tomorrow. I still need to finish reading the entry for my friend's National Boards portfolio and I have to get Marissa's FAFSA done ASAP. It will be done by tomorrow so she cans tart qualifying for some other scholarships. She has picked Truman State University in Missouri for her college choice, but I am worried about us affording the costs with all of the other responsibilities we have. Our bills will be paid off in two years, but I don't know what will happen when we add in new stuff. My experience is that money issues get worked out and I refuse to worry too much about it. Anyway, Marissa went down to Truman with her music teacher last Monday and auditioned for their choir. I am guessing that that will be a big plus for her.

I am going to find a new position now and see if I can ice this knee enough to allow me to rest. I am looking forward to church tomorrow and want to be awake and ready. We have a few more weeks before our new minister starts and I am looking forward to every message that I get to hear.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Gentle hugs,
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    Good news about Lady and also good news that you a desire to get active in that pool! Keep resting though! Your day is coming again!
    1708 days ago
    I'm really glad to hear about Lady. I hope she is finally over the hump.

    I wish we had a place to swim indoors near me. I would be in it.

    I think it would be wonderful to have enough money to never have to worry. Just live frugally, as I do, and focus on other things. LOL. I dread our taxes this year.

    1709 days ago
  • _LINDA
    That is good to hear about Lady..
    So you get the hip fixed and now the knee is bothering you :( Sure can't win can you?? I was allowed in a therapy pool not long after my hip replacement, the only criteria being the incision must be well healed -small spots are okay that can be sealed. Has the bruise from your fall gone completely down now?
    I am getting back to propping myself up with pillows and my comforter in various ways trying to find a position that will ease the pain I am getting. Maybe you can try a little of that with the knee.
    Its more impressive to read a short, precise statement full of information then a verbose treatise of analyzing every little point you want to make. You are not trying to defend yourself. You are trying to SELL yourself! A rising crescendo of good points culminating in the skill and or experience you have that is most likely the one to win the position and the one you want them to remember the most! You can do this!!
    May you have a good rest and enjoy your Sunday service. It shouldn't matter who is delivering it, its the message that is important!
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    1709 days ago
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