If you don't know what a spasm is, I am thrilled for you--I went swimming during lap swim tonight and am paying for it again. The hours at the fitness center are better for lap swim--5-6 and 3 days a week beyond that (if it isn't the days kids' swimming lessons aren't being held at 6) than for the open swim time that starts at 6:45. I prefer exercising in the pool to lap swimming these days because since my shoulder went wonky and I had my hip replaced. swimming is painful. Anyway, I felt my shoulder pop several times and my neck also pop once while I was swimming. I noticed that it takes me a great deal more time to swim less distance as well--I am so slow next to those folks in the "fast lane." Anyway, I'm suffering right now with spasms in my shoulder and lower back. Ouch!
I had an MRI of my neck and of my shoulder with dye last Thursday after school. That is a lot of lying down flat and was the cause of a lot of pain. Thank heavens I had physical therapy on Friday because the heat treatment in my shoulder and the one my PT added for my lower back gave me back my weekend. I will get the report from my neck surgeon on Thursday of this week and then, we should know what I need to get some relief.
I had a strange situation with a colleague last Friday that is still bothering me. She took something I said and twisted it into something I didn't say and ran out of my room, totally upset. I tried to talk to her and finally I yelled that making me run and chase her was mean and cruel--so she stopped. She again misrepresented what I said (there were two witnesses) and is now spreading gossip around that I said this mean thing to her about her and other people. She sent me a bizarre email that I responded to and sent a copy to the other person she included her email to as well. I am wondering if she is having an anxiety or bipolar or depression thing--or maybe a hormonal or menopausal moment. Something is crazy wrong with what she said, and what she continues to say, and I think I may need to go above her head very soon to make it stop. Geesh, I didn't like junior high when I was an adolescent--I sure don't like it now. I guess I'll give her a day or two to knock it off before I act on it.
I just had a predicted argument with Marissa--she didn't want her graduation party at the park like we have done for her 6 older siblings. I asked her to plan something different by the first of May and she didn't do that, so I had her father reserve one of the pavilions at the park. Marissa often objects to family plans and activities verbally, but enjoys them as much as anyone else--so we assumed that what was once again taking place. I let her know that we did it and she went to bed without her usually friendly "good-night" after fussing at me for about ten minutes. She will get over it and we were able to get a good place on the first of June like we wanted. She says she won't come and I told her that that was okay.
Tomorrow is our first staff meeting in months--I don't like these, but with the end of the year festivities upon us, it is important. I have physical therapy after work--we talked about canceling it until the MRI results were in, but I nixed that because strengthening is important no matter what. It will make for another long day--I had a workshop today that lasted until 4:45 followed by a meeting with a teacher that lasted 15 more minutes. That is why I wanted to go to the pool on the way home, so that I could get home earlier than usual and rest a bit. Unfortunately, I aggravated things and am paying for that. I have had a hard time getting to my team sparking because of the late hours I am spending at the fitness center. Oh my!
Our weather has been awesome since Saturday afternoon. I spent Sunday afternoon outside until the middle of the evening and we grilled outdoors. It was wonderful and helped me to think about how much I love summer. There is more to come, yay!!! We are supposed to get rain for the rest of the week--which could bring the rivers back up again--but maybe, those predictions or forecasts or whatever they are called are just wrong. I'll try and share a couple of photos at how it looked around here about a half a week ago...
Have a great Wednesday--and I hope that your month of May gets off to a great start!!
This is the north side of the Rock River, a primary tributary to the Mississippi River in Moline, IL that crested about four days prior to the picture and kept rising.
You can see how much the water rose in the less than an hour period while Marissa and I were shopping at a little craft and yarn store last Sunday afternoon--and it was not raining then! I am so sorry for all of those who have had to deal with floodwaters in their homes. They have been in my prayers.