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Day 3

Friday, June 13, 2014      3 comments

Happy Friday the 13th! I usually think of it as a lucky day for me, so we'll see what's in store. Charlie and I got our walk in just in the nick of time this morning. The predicted storms did not come last night, so I woke up to a cloudy, warm, ... Read more

Day 2

Thursday, June 12, 2014      2 comments

Oops, I slept in until 7 this morning. I guess I'm getting used to a life of leisure. After only one day, Charlie has this figured out. He was whining and crying when I got up. I tried to let him out, but nothing doing. He was ready for our walk... Read more

Day One

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday I packed up my classroom and turned in my keys. Today is the first day of summer break, some nearly three weeks after we were supposed to get out, thank you snow days. I am determined to make the most of this time, short though it may ... Read more

Spark People Activity Tracker

Wednesday, February 05, 2014      5 comments

I decided to get myself a Spark activity tracker about a month ago. While I have several pedometers, the Spark one is about the only one that is waterproof. And since I get most of my exercise in the pool, I wanted a way to keep track of how muc... Read more

9 Weeks Post TKR and Back to School

Saturday, August 03, 2013      7 comments

I'm a little late with this- I guess I'm going to have to shift my blogs to the weekend. Where did the summer go? We had Professional Development all week at work. I am only supposed to be working half days, but put in full days every day except... Read more

8 Weeks Post TKR

Thursday, July 25, 2013      7 comments

2 months since my surgery! I feel like I hit a milestone. I still have one week left of PT. I will miss it when I'm done. Most of the exercises I can do at home, but there's a sense of security in having someone help you and measure your progres... Read more

7 Weeks Post TKR

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      4 comments

Can it already be 7 weeks since my surgery? In some ways it seems like it jut happened, in some ways it seems like it was a long time ago. I am starting to gear up for back to school, although my doctor has not released me and I don't know if I'... Read more

6 Weeks Post TKR

Tuesday, July 09, 2013      3 comments

Wow, 6 weeks already! Hard to believe it's been that long. I had a great session at PT today. They have increased all my reps on my exercises, added weights to some of them, and given me new exercises to increase flexibility. I think on Thursday... Read more

5 Weeks Post TKR

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      5 comments

Wow, it's been 5 weeks since my knee replacement already! I feel like I've come such a long ways, but still have a ways to go. I'll be happy when the tightness leaves. At this point I still feel like I'm fighting a thousand rubber bands when I b... Read more

4 Weeks Post TKR

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      3 comments

Today was my 4 week check up. The ortho was very pleased with my progress. He said my xrays look perfect. I have a 112 degree bend, and -5 in straightening. I wish I could get my leg straighter, but the pt says I'm making progress and will get t... Read more

Catching up and TKR

Wednesday, June 19, 2013      5 comments

Well here I am, starting over AGAIN. I suppose there's something to be said for tenacity lol. I have been sparky, smoldering, and just flat no spark at all. Over the past few months I've been working on getting my spark back, and I'm finally ge... Read more

Reading Labels

Saturday, January 28, 2012      4 comments

This morning I decided to make pancakes for breakfast. I've been making my goals all week, so I decided a treat was in order. I've had a box of pancake mix in my pantry-chocolate chip banana pancakes- yum! Then I started reading the nutritional ... Read more

Itssssssss Bacon!

Saturday, January 21, 2012      5 comments

I'm starting to find my spark groove again. I won't lie- it hasn't been easy. Yesterday afternoon my old friends Snickers and Kit Kat were calling to me from the vending machine at school. But I turned them down because I realized I wasn't reall... Read more

Starting Over

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      5 comments

This past year has been one of the most difficult years of my life. I put myself on the back burner as I dealt with my fiance's catastrophic medical issues and juggled working full time as a teacher and becoming a caregiver. I learned a lot abo... Read more

Here I go again

Thursday, December 31, 2009      4 comments

I'm sick and tired of letting pain rule my life. Seven months ago I injured my neck. The injury, combined with degeneritive disk disease and arthritis in my neck and shoulder made for months of almost unbearable pain. Thanks to a great pain ma... Read more


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