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For Today… March 30th, 2015

Outside my window… Daybreak is just starting. Its 36° right now with the promise of a sunny day!
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I am thinking… about all I have to do today, as I didn’t get to anything over the weekend due to my back injury.

I am thankful… For a caring hubby. As much as I hate depending on others to do things for me, I am grateful for him taking care of me this weekend.

I am wearing… black yoga pants, a black hoodie and pink and white socks.

I am creating… I am still working on the afghan, and started back on the curtain project. I also whipped up these cute little girl shoes and sandals for a friend.
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The curtain project:
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What it will look like when done
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I am going… to the store in a little while, to get cat food. Totally forgot to get it on Friday when I got groceries. I am also going to try and find a cute pair of sandals, shhhh don’t tell my hubby, as he thinks I have too many already! A girl can never have too many sandals!! LOL

I am wondering… How I will look in this hairstyle. I know I can pull of the color, as I have been this shade of red before. I have been wanting to do this style for a while now, but once I get in the chair, I chicken out. Just need the courage to actually do it!
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I am reading… I am still reading “Capturing The Prodigal’s Heart” by Mary Easton.
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I am hoping… The weather will be nice this weekend, so I can get some nice Easter pictures of the boys, and other family members when we all get together on Sunday!

In my kitchen… Spaghetti (for the hubby), chicken parmesan for me (he is not a fan of chicken), salad and garlic bread. I may attempt some whole wheat bread, if the mood strikes me.

A favorite quote for today…
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One of my favorite things… Seeing the sun peek in through the blinds. Oh how I have missed seeing this the last few months! I am ready for the warm, sunny days to be here again!

From the board room… I want to create a little nook like this in my craft room. I am going to use my hope chest as the bench, just need to get the side shelves made and painted white, as well as paint the hope chest white. (pinned in my For the Home board
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Post Script… I love browsing 5 Minutes for Mom, they always have interesting things to talk about and not to mention, awesome giveaways to enter!!



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Friday ~ You can read all about it over —> here.

Saturday ~ was a very low key day. John helped me get all set up on the couch, and waiting on me hand an foot all day (I don’t like being dependent on others, but it was nice all the same). I was determined that we were going to go out for our date night, but after waking up from one of my drug induced naps, I felt very disorientated and groggy, so I decided I would make the potato soup that was for Friday night before my back pain.

Sunday ~ church in the morning, lunch at Cheer’s, then home to veg for the day. I think I over did it, as my back was starting to hurt again.

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It’s Monday again. Time to get your menus planned. Stop on over at Laura’s and see if you can some tasty new ideas for dinner.

Monday ~ spaghetti (for the hubby), chicken Parmesan (for me – he doesn’t like chicken), salad and garlic bread

Tuesday ~ minestrone soup and rolls

Wednesday ~ pizza

Thursday ~ leftovers (as I will be working late)

Friday ~ fajitas and rice


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Yesterday was the worst day ever! While it started out like a normal Friday, grocery shopping in the morning, and then cashed in my massage gift certificate. The massage was amazing, left relaxed and ready for a nap! Then the worst part… I bent down to get a pan out of the cupboard so I could start dinner, and felt a “pop” in my back and the most tremendous pain I have ever felt in my life! I couldn’t move, couldn’t breathe!

Lici was outside, but at the moment she was scratching at the door wanting to be let in. Great… while it is a normally short walk to the door in the kitchen, it seemed like it was miles away! I was talking with my friend, when John texted he was on his way home from work, told him to hurry, briefly told him what had happened.

While waiting for him to get home, Lici jumped up on my couch and on my side/back…. Holy OUCH! Sent another wave of excruciating pain!! I called the after hours line for my Doctor, got the answering service and was told to call the other after hours line. Spoke with the nurse, was told that I would have to be seen. If I was in immense pain I could call the paramedics, but refused that, just would wait for my hubby to get home and have him drive me to the Urgent Care. (didn’t want the huge bill of the ambulance!).

Once John got home, it was off to the UC. Getting to the car was horrible! Walking sent shooting pains up my back. The two little steps I had to walk down to get out our side door was torture! And not to mention trying to get in my hubby’s car. It was a very uncomfortable ride to there as well. Getting out of the car was oh so pleasant, as was the walk to the door of the UC. The security guard met us there with a wheelchair and apologized for not getting there sooner with one, to prevent the walk, as all of the chairs were in use in the back. No biggie….

All checked in, then waited forever to get called. The nurse got all the info, set me up with an IV so I would be ready once the doc examined me (she knew he would prescribe some IV drugs). She put me in front of the line of everyone in the back (that was nice). The doc did some range of motion tests, and asked if I was feeling any tingling/numbness down my leg… nope, and determined it wasn’t a herniated disc, just a pulled/strained muscle. Got hooked up with some torodol and norflex in my IV. These made me sleepy, and had the pain subsiding. I went from a 9-10 pain level to a 6ish. The doc said he could push a little stronger dose of pain meds or could wait it out a little longer. I opted for a little longer to see if the pain would go away. So another 10-15 minute wait, and was feeling a little better, so was discharged with some pain meds and muscle relaxer.

We stopped at Wendy’s to grab some dinner (mind you at 9:30ish). I was starving, and surprised I wasn’t nauseous from getting the meds on an empty stomach! John got me all settled in bed, and then went to one of the pharmacies the was open to get my meds filled just incase I needed them during the night once the IV meds wore off. Luckily I didn’t need them, and slept all night.

Woke up this morning a little stiff, and sore. Not as bad, but still sore. My favorite spot to sit, is out of the question, as I sink way to far into the chaise! So now I am all set up on the couch, using the recliner portion of it, as its much easier getting in and out of. The pup is not liking the set up all that well, as she can’t get under the blanket and all cozy with me.

Going to be a low key kind of day…. but still going to go out for dinner with my hubby… I am determined! John just laughs and say we’ll see. Um, we are, as I don’t plan on cooking anything!

Happy Saturday!
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Thinking Out Loud

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we’ve committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do “random questions,” so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don’t have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today’s meme!

Saturday 9: Thinking Out Loud (2014)

Unfamiliar with this week’s tune? Hear it here.

1) This week’s featured artist, Ed Sheeran, was discovered by Elton John. Tell us your favorite Elton John song. Candle in the Wind

2) Ed’s arms are covered in tattoos, so clearly he doesn’t suffer from trypanophobia, or the fear of needles. Do you get nervous when the doctor gives you a shot? I don’t get nervous, just don’t like the initial pain of the needle piercing the skin.

3) One of his tattoos depicts a Heinz Tomato Ketchup label. What condiments are in your kitchen right now? Ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish

4) Spotify named Sheeran the most-streamed artist in the world for 2014. Do you use Spotify? Pandora? no

5) Ed celebrated his success by purchasing a farm near Suffolk, England. Would you prefer to live in a rural, suburban or urban area? Well, I grew up in the country, and have lived in the city for just as long…. I think I would prefer the country setting, but not too far out, still want all of my conviences close by!

6) In this song, Ed sings about kissing “under the light of one thousand stars.” Were you able to see the stars last night? Or was it it too cloudy or overcast? I don’t know, as I was all doped up on some good IV drugs from the Urgent Care for my pulled muscle in my back, see this post

7) Ed is a natural red head, a trait he shares with only about 2% of the population. Does red hair run in your family? Somewhere it does… and I tend to color my hair in various shades of red

8) One of Clairol’s most popular shades is a red (Nice ‘n Easy Natural Light Auburn). Have you/would you dye your hair? I have, and do color my every 3-4 weeks… got to keep the grays hidden!! I just colored mine last week

9) Random question: Look at the windows in the room you’re in. Are they covered in curtains or blinds? both…. the curtains are thermal ones, to help keep the room warm during the winter months!


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