Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Good and the Bad

The bad first...because bad is never fun. My back is KILLING me. I don't know why. I imagine it is because of the sudden coldness is settling into my bones. I had back surgery when I was 16 and from time to time I have issues with muscle cramping and stiffness. It's never fun. But if I remember correctly it's usually this time of year. But it makes me walk like this / . Literally, I walk with my body crooked. I don't know why, its the muscles reactions to my back hurting, but I look retarded. Sooooo-- in a few minutes--when my employee comes back from lunch, I am leaving to go home. I am going to go home, take a muscle relaxer, and put on my handy dandy, make me feel better machine.

I just hook the electrodes on my back, and in a day or two, I should be feeling much better. That little beauty works wonders for my back or neck or any muscles that are giving me a fit! It has really helped since I bought it!

Today, I also have an eye doctor appointment! I am really excited! I got into a car accident shortly after I got home from my honeymoon. I know, I know. March was really a GREAT month in the beginning, the latter, probably one of the worsts. Anyway in the course of rolling (I promise I'll tell that story too one day) I lost my glasses. And subsequently have not seen well in quite a few months. So today, I am going for my appointment! JC Penney optical (I know what you are thinking JC Penney vision? That's right, I got a killer deal) is giving me the eye appointment for free and 40% off of frames and lenses! Yay! And no, I don't like contacts much. They really bother my eyes and yes, I did try and wear them for about nine months before I gave up on them.

And last, but absolutely the greatest!!...I was looking around my reader in all of my back misery and I came upon a post from Mamasphere with all kinds of awards! And one of them was for ME! Little ol' me! My very FIRST award! I could not be more excited!!!

Look how cute and sweet it is!! Thanks Laural you are the BEST! And it has been soo much fun to get to know you! Seriously, if you have not read her blog (though I dont think there are many who have not) she is the funniest person ever and has the sweetest family!

So I believe the requirements are to just pass it on to Ten others! Which is exciting because I have found so many blogs the last couple weeks that I LOVE!

Kori @ My Life as a CFers Wife it has been so much fun to get to know you! You are seriously one of the sweetest women ever! And I am SO excited for your Secret Santa Shindig! Seriously ladies- if you havent already, sign up! And be sure to let her know it was me who sent you!

Melody @ Pennies In My Pocket has been really supportive of my blog and my story! And she has some AMAZING deals to tell you about everyday! It's a lot of fun and I love to get a good deal! She is also having a give away right now! Go and see her!

Wendy @ Married and Deported has been such a support system for me, especially when I first came back home! It was her that I found our lawyer through and she has an amazing story of her own! She has also has a new little addition to her family and he's super cute!!

Dari @ A Day in the Life of Dari One of my very best friends from Utah and I love her so much!! She just had a little girl and has the cutest pictures up! Love you Dari :)

Krystyn @ Really Are You Serious? Has the cutest family and is so funny, even when she's trying not to be I think! She also gave my blog a face life and did a fantastic job! I loved it!

Rachel @ Mrs. Mouthy She and Vincenzo crack me up every day!!!

Nikki @ Blah, Blah, Blah Blog is one of my recent favorites! Her blog is SO cute and also just got a new look! I found her through SITS and have really enjoyed her company in the blogging world!

"C" (as it shows up in my email, im sorry I dont know your first name @ The Scattered Mind of a Tattooed Minivan Mom makes me laugh every day! She has been a lot of fun to interact with!

Mrs. Newlywed @ Misadventures of a Newlywed I look forward to reading your blogs! You have the perfect mix of sarcasm and humor and you make me laugh just about everyday. Plus I am insanely jealous of your style. Could I ever pull of those clothes? Wish I could, but nope! But I love to keep up with the fabulous-ness of it all!

Melissa @ Stretch Marks Do you know I exist? Probably not, but you are another blog I look forward to reading every day! You always make me laugh!

So thanks again Laural! I LOVE my award! I hope I made someone else's day happy too!! I am off to go and recuperate my back and get my eyeballs checked out! Hope everyone is having a good week!


Kori said...

Aww thanks!

I think you're pretty great too. So glad we're friends.

Get some rest. Love ya darlin.

Mamasphere said...

You had that up FAST! Can't wait to check out the blogs you're passing the award on to!

Sorry to hear about your back. I've used that machine before, and it works wonders!

nikkicrumpet said...

Gosh girl...you have sure had more than your share of troubles. Here's to hoping and praying EVERYTHING starts looking up!!!

And Yes you made my day! Thanks so much for thinking of me. It made me smile and feel all warm and fuzzy!!!

Elaine A. said...

That's one fancy machine!

Hope your back feels better soon and congrats on your award and to ALL the winners! : )

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Mrs. D! I love that you're giving me a lovey/dovey award!

I'm sorry your back hurts. My husband had to use one of those machines when his back was spasming. It really helped. Hope you see and walk better soon!

American in Norway said...

Thank you for the nice comment... I am glad you "got" what I meant... Life sucks sometimes, but it is so much easier when you can look around & see that there are some positive things in there as well, just have to look for them. hang in there chica...it will work out... i really enjoy your blog, & I hope you know you have A LOT of people out here pulling for y'all! Hugs

angie said...

Hope your back is feeling better and congrats on your award!

Krystyn said...

Thanks, babe! You are too sweet.

I hope your back gets to feeling better pronto!

mrsmouthy said...

Oo--that's MY very first award, too! Thanks.

And I can't believe you also got in a car accident AND Sidnei also lost his wedding ring. It is such a good thing you have a great sense of humor. :) Hopefully in a few years you will be looking back and laughing at what a start your marriage got!

AndreaLeigh said...

Just found your blog from SITS. I love the look. I'm so sorry to hear your story, but I will send many good vibes your way that this is resolved. Best of luck to you and your handsome hubby!

AndreaLeigh said...

I don't get to Myrtle Beach nearly often enough but I am coming to do some Christmas shopping in November. Please let me know if you are ever down this way!

Ma'dame French said...

Just dropping in and saying hello! Found you via Nikki's blog...I am so sorry you are going through this..it's not easy..I am a Canadian living in the states and I know what we went through to get here and its no easy task~~have faith all will work out for you~~God Bless;) French

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a story! I am over from Blah, Blah, Blah, Blog. Your post is so touching, I will definatly keep you both in my prayers. If you do not mind, can I add you to my favs? Stop by and say hi sometime.

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! Your story is so heart wrenching...I hope you will be joined again!
-Sandy Toes

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and congrats on your award. The story about the people walking in the hotel room is hilarious!! It probably wasn't to you at the time but it makes a great story to tell now!

ko said...

i hope your back feels better!!!!! you are precious!

Ronnica said...

Congrats on your first award! I'm also glad you'll be seeing better. My boss has glasses and contacts but rarely wears them. It scares me when I realize how blind he is because I've driven in his car without him wearing his glasses...

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your back. I have a HORRIBLE back. I was injured about 17 years ago and it's never been the same. I walk around all crooked, too.

Thank you SO much for the lovin' award!! You are too kind!!! :)


Kelli @ writing the waves said...

YAY for your 1st bloggy award! Just makes you feel loved, doesn't it? :)

And I hope your back is feeling better. What a cool machine.

Thanks for your tips earlier this week. I used to be really good about making my to-do lists. I've declared this weekend as my organization intervention so cross your fingers for me!

JSue said...

It's been quite a week for you! Congrats on the award and your win over at the soon to be former Mamasphere.

Perhaps a little shopping therapy is in order?

Blessings Abound said...

My husband has had to use that for his back pain too but for him, it's only temporary relief so he doesn't use it too often.