Monday, January 25, 2016
No Sugarplums or Unicorns Today
The truth is, sometimes life isn't always sugarplums and unicorns. I am really struggling right now. This issue I am having with my back, is well lets say it is excruciatingly painful each and every minute of my day/nights now.
I haven't been just lying around either. I put in a 30 hour work week last week, that literally I believe almost killed me at one point. I've been trying to keep happy and positive, but to be honest. Anyone who crosses my path or bugs me (dumb library patrons) have experienced my short temper and overly bluntness this past week.
If I shared those with you, they'd probably make some of you laugh. But since it's probably not the best idea to advertise my occasional rudeness, I will keep them to myself.
Although the Dr's have given me their educated guesses, later this morning I FINALLY get to go in and go over the results of the MRI I had a week ago and find out what is really wrong. I can't tell you how I wish I had that appointment like a month ago! I am really really looking forward to getting whatever is wrong fixed so I can get back to my life. It's quit discouraging to be in so much pain, and having to play the waiting game with appointments with Specialists.
On a positive note, I have been working a little on putting together what I am going to be teaching in the community beginning bloggers class I was asked to teach. It's coming up the first week in February. I rarely prepare things in advance so this is kinda a first for me, LOL I'm more of a last minute gal, LOL Just ask the youth group I teach every other week. Although they seem to enjoy what I put together even if sometimes I throw it all together last minute or on the spot. For some reason my brain has always worked out better that way.
Additionally, I finally got around to ordering business cards for my blog. Originally I was going to go with something a little more straight business like. But then after asking a few people their opinion, blogs are supposed to be fun so I decided to go with a more fun, if you look at my card its pretty clear even without reading anything on it, who I am type of card.
I may change my mind for the future, but for now, this is what I chose to go with.
You'll have to let me know what you think about them. Even if you don't like them:)
I am looking forward to the Grow Your Blog, Hops coming up in February. I put a little more prep work into it all than in the past, and I've had to turn several away already because they don't fit the requirements. I hate doing that part, but it's the only way to help insure that we have serious participants who are in it for the networking and have the time to do so.
In the end, hopefully it will help these to be even more better for fun/successful to everyone participating.
The first option I had, the slots sold out around noon opening day. Which was kinda cool.
I do still have a few slots open in Option #2 and in Option #3 if anyone is still interested. They will be open to join until January 29th or the slots are filled. You can find the information and sign up HERE.
I am loving all the snow lately, it's so beautiful. It's kinda killing me not being able to go play out in it as I want. But I've enjoyed taking the new car out to empty parking lots and enjoying some fun donut's in the snow. (Yes, I do that even when I am alone. I mean that is really the only fun thing to do on your way to work in the morning, right!) At least, for me that's the only reason to not hit snooze a few dozen more times if I have to work on a snowy morning.
Although now that I own a car, it's a little less fun playing in the snow with it than a truck is. It's a bit more difficult to plow through snow banks that are a few feet high, than it was in my old truck. I also normally love to take the path less cleared and track free, and sometimes I have to remember that my car sinks a bit lower in those, than the truck, but that has yet to stop me. Gotta have some fun driving in the winter huh!
Oh, and now I actually have to find cleared parking spaces, because it's not as easy to create your own on the side of a snowbank as it was with a truck. Although, I've tried it with the car, it just doesn't sit as pretty on one, ha ha.
But so far my sporty little red car has held it's own. We haven't been stuck once this year and I can't say the same for a lot of others on the road, LOL So, I am not completely disappointed to be driving a car this winter. But definitely next time I buy, I am going back to owning a truck!
So that is pretty much it.
I don't normally post further updates on life later in the week. But Depending on what the Dr's say today, I may decide to share a quick update on Wednesday.
Oh, and I have a Birthday coming up this week. I love my Birthday's, I never work on them. Usually I like to play and just to fun stuff. This year I am just wishing for help for my back. But I fully plan on splurging that day and going out to lunch and dinner with family.
Tell me something fun you have been doing this winter.
Most of us out west and back east got lots snow this weekend. Have you been having fun out in it?