Friday, June 22, 2012

Happy Weekend

Hello there friends...hope this post finds you all happy, healthy and enjoying the start of your weekend!

 

My family is leaving to go to family camp in a few short hours, without me.  I have seriously judged my situation unfairly.  This stupid and frustrating injury is a bit more serious, just by it's very nature, than I first thought.  I have spent the last 3 days in bed, refraining from pretty much any movement at all.  The recumbent bike may have been my downfall, or it could have been driving, who really knows...all I do know is that I am going to have to take it much easier than I have been so that this pelvic fracture heals properly, even if it's at a very slow rate. 

 Things I have been doing...

Swimming at the YMCA with my family of 7.  Time in the pool has proven to be a great therapy, both for my fracture and my marriage.  The hubs and I have been swimming laps together and communicating a lot more because of it. The pool seems to take the pressure off my fracture site and I feel pretty much no pain, unless I kick too hard.  The pool also seems to take the pressures of life down a few notches and my hubby and I can find a bit of joy in this often tumultuous life.  Our children have been having a blast as well.  The boys 18, 17, 16, and 15, and daughter 12...have been getting a lot of good exercise as well as tons of fun together.  Yesterday the boys all had a blast doing jumps off the diving board basically seeing who could create the biggest splash, and showing off for the lifeguard (a pretty girl, of course) who they go to school with.  

Catching up on old shows like, Days of Our Lives reruns, Breaking Bad season 4, Who the bleep did I marry, and Mountain Men...there is just so much that I need to catch up on and it seems now I have the time.  Days of Our Lives is a show that I rarely watch but when I am sick or injured I will watch hulu and catch up on the last few weeks so that I will know what's happening...I realize it's mindless TV but hey what's a girl to do when having to be on bed rest? 

I have also been reading some books...right now I am reading The Nexus (kindle fire version), Love Is A Flame by Gary Chapman (marriage help book, Christian Author), Under The Sheets (hilarious and serious) by Dr. Kevin Lehman (marriage help book Christian Author), She's got to be mine (kindle fire version), as well as an actual paperback book called "Victory Over The Darkness" by Neil T. Anderson.  Yes, I do like to read, thanks for asking...lol.  The marriage help books my hubs and I read together every other night, one chapter at a time, and then discuss what we read and how that relates to our marriage...it has been a great help.

I am also trying to watch what I eat and have started to take calcium and Vitamin D.  The doctor told me I should be on Vitamin D due to my low counts, and Calcium just because I am over 35 and a woman. 

What have you been up to lately? Tell me all about it!

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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5 comments:

  1. Sorry about having to stay in bed! Wow! But what a great outlook. Today I took my bike grocery shopping and loaded up my panniers...a little too much...but I made up the hill!

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  2. I'm happy to learn of these new developments in your life (except the added pain and missing family camp). Our latest "fun" has been about the potential of our building sliding into the river. (That's on my blog.)

    Today, I hope to get my bicycle out and do a bit of travelling around our neighbourhood, getting my body a bit more into shape.

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  3. Glad to hear that the pool helps for the fracture and the marriage. Swimming is always a good medicine but take it easy.
    I spent long time in the pool to recover.
    Have a good week. Mine is hectic because I have my grandson in the hospital and a lot of work to do in office.

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  4. My turn to apologize for being MIA, I've had a lot going on in the last few weeks myself (just got laid off at work, so I've been job-searching). I am glad that the swimming pool has been so therapeutic for you both physically and emotionally. Something about water is just very cleansing, yes? Enjoy your down time to catch up on TV, read, and reflect!!! Once things get back to normal (and they will before you know it!) you'll be wishing you had more of this time to relax!!! =D

    Praying for you as always!!!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your pelvic fracture, that just sucks! I'm glad you can do something exercise-wise, though. If I were on bed rest, I'd be doing the same thing, lots of TV and books.

    As for what's going on, not much here. Summer break is starting to get to me and we still have 2 months left. At least I can get out and run, right?

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I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

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