A Wednesday Weekend recap

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

You probably were hoping thought I stopped blogging, didn't you?

I didn't. I've just been working on a few things.

What kind of things, you ask?

Well, sometime in January I sent a random email that landed me some part-time work. Working full-time and then adding extra hours on in the evenings and weekends doesn't exactly sound titillating, but the part-time work I've acquired is really, really fun and takes me back to my journalism roots. This is the kind of work that sustains me and fulfills me.

It's still really early in the process and I'm still getting my feet wet, but I can tell you this: It involves wine. So you know I'm gonna be awesome at it. 

I know it's a bit late in the week for a weekend recap, but a lot of cute things happened including these adorable pictures of my Joey:

On the way to Grandma and Grandpa's!

And then somebody decided to roll in deer poop and needed an immediate bath.

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D'awww!

As you all know, this past Sunday was Mother's Day and I got to spend the day with my mama and sister and my sister's boyfriend, Chris. We enjoyed cocktails and lunch at the Cheesecake Factory (I live and breathe for that place) and tried to help my mom plant flowers in between intermittent thunderstorms. We laughed, we played; it was a wonderful afternoon.

Despite stuffing ourselves on cheesecake (OMG. Chris and I split the s'mores cheesecake and we about had a knife fight over the last few bites.), I made mini versions of the Bailey's Salted Caramel pie I made for Clayton on Valentine's Day. Something about the idea of bite-sized pie intrigued me and I found baby pie crusts at the grocery store. And everyone knows that you can have more baby pies because they have less calories ... because they're small.


While at my mother's, I unearthed a few childhood pictures that I love:

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Ashley and I in front of our house with our beagle, Sasha.

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My dad, Ashley and I on Easter morning with our super creepy Troll dolls. I seriously LOVED that dress. Almost as much as my curly side pony tail.
 
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My late godfather, Uncle Walter, and I during one of our joint birthday celebrations (my birthday is October 14th, his was October 15th). My facial expression is very much saying, "Judging you ..."

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I'm on a horse! (That one is pretty self-explanatory.)


Still got it!

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This is probably my most favorite school picture ever mostly because come on, LASERS IN THE BACKGROUND! Plus, you can see the scratches right under my nose from where I fell off the monkey bars at recess and landed on my face.

I also tried a new recipe over the weekend: Skinny Taste's Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Black Bean Taco Salad. The verdict? Delicious and almost insultingly easy. The only substitution I made was using Green Goddess salad dressing instead of the zesty avocado cilantro buttermilk dressing because I used the last our avocados earlier in the week. I topped my plate with a bunch of jalapenos because I like breathing fire.

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This weekend I also made it through a run without feeling like passing out or having to stop and walk. I only ran 5 miles (and rather slowly at that), but it's a huge improvement after the last several weeks of pain and discomfort. I've been seeing a chiropractor about my weird abdominal and groin issues and she determined that my pelvis is tilted and literally had to shove it back into place. I've never had an adjustment before and despite having a tiny woman sitting on top of me and pushing aggressively on my hip, it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

She also believes that I have very weak glutes (sitting all day at a desk will be the death of most of us) and my back and hips are trying to overcompensate. She worked the muscles in one session and was kind of baffled at how tight and knotted my muscles are in that area. I can't say I'm surprised.  

The pain is almost completely gone (except for the soreness I now feel after having my pelvis moved to its rightful location in my body) and after talking to my runner friend at work, I learned that an off-balance pelvis is fairly common and nothing to be overly concerned about. I'm just glad that I'm starting to feel relief and am almost back to my original self.


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2 comments

  1. Glad you're on the mend! I've been seeing a chiropractor since I was in college - I threw my pelvis out playing softball - pitchers just destroy their bodies. I actually ended up with a stress fracture in my pelvis senior year, which sidelined me for most of my final season, which was a HUGE bummer. I don't have to go for adjustments nearly as often as when I played, but those sessions are still enormously helpful!

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  2. I find it so disturbing that we can just be throwing our pelvises around and not even realize it.

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