Remember Me?Posted: September 3, 2013
Oh, hey guys.
I know – it’s been a while.
Last week was totally crazy for me, and honestly, I didn’t have the time or energy to write.
After I got my wisdom teeth out last Friday, I was pretty much out of commission for the entire weekend and first half of last week. I was in so much pain that I didn’t go to work on Monday, and Tuesday was spent going back and forth between work and my bed. By Wednesday, I was starting to worry a little about the amount of pain I was still in after five days, so I went back to the surgeon to check on things. They packed one of the holes that was really giving me a problem (it’s gross, sorry) and I immediately felt a lot better.
I was still sore (I still am, actually), but it was clear that I was at least on the mend at that point, so that alone made me feel better. I went to flag football on Wednesday night and mostly just watched, but by Thursday, I was back in the gym. I didn’t lift and I scaled our WODs so that I could take it a little easier, but it felt good to at least be moving around. After almost a week of just sitting/laying around, I was definitely starting to go crazy!
Oh, and on top of feeling like I got hit by a truck and trying to catch up on my work last week… I moved to my new apartment. Thank gosh that I am the luckiest person in the world and have amazing family and friends who don’t even hesitate when I ask for help or I would have been totally… screwed. I moved as much stuff as I could before my surgery, and my mom did a ton while I was resting afterwards, but I still had all of my furniture to move, and I certainly couldn’t have done that alone.
On Thursday night last week, my Dad and his girlfriend came up and three of my super generous friends came over to help me with everything. We spent a few hours doing what I thought was going to be a on hour job, but eventually, we got it done. I still had some small things left afterwards so of course when I couldn’t sleep on Friday morning, I was up at 3:30 before the gym packing the rest of it.
My mom and cousin came up on Friday and helped me move what was left, in between me working and going back to the surgeon for a third time to get my teeth repacked. We (they) got it all cleaned and I finally locked the door and returned the keys on Saturday morning.
(Phew, are you still with me? Now you can probably see why I wasn’t around her much last week!)
Friday night, after we were all done, my mom, cousin, and I went to grab some dinner downtown at my favorite place, The Stage. We started with the roasted Brussels sprouts appetizer…
And I had my favorite steak, broiled potatoes, and veggies for dinner.
It was pretty much my first real meal in a week, plus I was completely famished from working and running around and moving all day, so you can’t even imagine how much I enjoyed that massive cut of steak (or the ice cream that was eaten on my new porch afterwards) – unbelievable.
Friday night, I spent my first night in my apartment, but I wasn’t there very long. Saturday morning, I went to the gym for a quick workout and some racquetball (so fun!), and then I headed home to my mom’s for a couple days. We had plans to go to the beach, and I was supposed to go to the lake on Sunday with my dad, but the weather had other ideas, and both trips were nixed. Kind of a bummer considering it was Labor Day weekend and all, but we made the best of it anyway.
Instead, we did some shopping so I could try to find a dress for my friend’s wedding and some new work pants, and then we stopped for a late lunch.
I just had a salad and some cheese + crackers to tide me over until dinner…
But it was the cider that was the star of the afternoon for me.
I don’t drink very often because it tends to give me a stomach ache (surprise, surprise), but last year I tried this Angry Orchard cider, and ever since, I’ve been hooked. Not only is it the perfect fall drink, but it’s totally delicious, and it doesn’t bother my stomach. Score!
Saturday night, my mom and I headed over to my aunt and uncle’s house to have one last dinner with my cousin before he headed off to his Freshman year of college on Sunday morning. We had pizza and homemade brownie sundaes to celebrate his going-away (and also his birthday), and it was great to get to spend a little time with him before he takes off. We chatted about all the things he’s looking forward to, and I tried to give him some oh-so-deep words of wisdom. I remember being pretty nervous before I left for school for the first time, but I’d do it all over again if I had the chance. To all those of you out there heading off to college this week – good luck and enjoy it!
After a nice, long weekend, I’m feeling healthy, settled, and ready to get back into my regular rhythm again, so I’m looking forward to a good week. I hope you are as well!