"The snow is leaving our area and we are moving into the coldest weather that we have had this season over the next two days. Then, we are looking at having more snow on the weekend." That is what the weather forecaster just said on the news. Yuck--and I am not surprised. My body has totally predicted all of this weather. I am hurting significantly in my lower back, my left shoulder and my right knee. My back pain is my constant companion and my right knee has been hurting a lot the past month as my hip has gotten better. I don't know how to explain my left shoulder--but it hurts to lift things in my left hand or to reach off to my left. Together, it makes me want to consider going to bed and forgetting to do anything.
I did get an email from the US Dept of Education that they received my job application, my letters, and that as of early this morning, the application window has closed. They will notify finalists in late March of further interviews, so I am going to try not to dwell on this too much. I am hoping that my doctor lets me return to work next week when I see him on Monday so that I can get back to the job I love so much. I have plenty I can do there--not so much here because the things I need to do here are very physical and that doesn't work well with my body. Anyone I have chatted with in the past few days who deals with chronic pain has a similar story to mine to tell, some of them adding quotes like, "I just didn't want to get out of bed again" and "I hurt in more places than I have." OK, I have gotten out of bed and ran errands and did what others have asked of me this week, but sadly, I couldn't get anyone to take me to the pool since I cleared my six week mark. I wore my swimn suit under my clothing all day today, but given our weather, I guess I understand why I didn't get to go. I am extremely frustrated--because 6 weeks ago, the weather wouldn't have stopped me from going.
There are a few funny things going on at work. I need to go back because people who don't understand my work are asking questions and getting poor answers about things. I am going to have to straighten more than a couple of things out when I get back. Part of me doesn't want to deal with it all.
I am back at the drawing board with Micah's school and that English teacher again. I have a meeting scheduled on Monday in between my doctor's appointment and physical therapy to straighten out some of their problems. I know it is an over-zealous teacher who doesn't understand
Autism Spectrum disorder and has no interest in doing anything but flexing her muscles and power over a freshman. Wow, lady, get a life. These are kids who will do just fine if they aren't forced to jump through hoops they cannot reach. grr-rr.
Tomorrow is the day for me to plan Micah's combined birthday party with the Super Bowl party he wants to have the day before on that special Sunday. He was pretty worked up that I needed to have a Super Bowl Party and that isn't quite my thing, but in combining it with his birthday, I can do a few things and all of them will work out well. Some things are good for us all and this will be all--he can open his gifts on Monday when it is really his birthday.
The news and the weather is equally annoying around here. I got past it by looking at photos from our trip to St. Louis this past summer. I sent a few by cell phone to others today to make them smile a bit and it sure helped me. I am dreaming of that 108 degrees that most of everyone else was fussing about this morning. I wish it were back, I never complain about heat--can't have enough as far as I am concerned. I can always cool off in the pool!