Another wave of illnesses has struck our house. After Kayla’s 5 day unexplained fever came pink eye for me and a stomach bug for Shaun. Good times here people. I still haven’t met my cousin’s adorable baby girl and the wait is KILLING me. She’s going to be crawling by the time I get to see her at this rate.
In happier news, my spring class is winding down and my schedule is all set for the summer and fall. I’m a little behind where I’d hoped to be, but looks like May 17th, 2013 is the graduation date. Well, technically it will be the 10th (or whenever I finish my exams) because I really have zero interest in walking at graduation. It’s going to be crazy between now and then, with 1 class that requires on campus labs for Summer I, two classes that require on campus exams for the Fall, and the fact that Summer I and II overlap, so for about 6 weeks, I will be taking 4 classes at once. I will be so glad when this is over.
I’m happy to report that I’m walking very nearly like a normal human being again. I still need to take stairs like a toddler to avoid pain, but I’m able to move around fairly well, although slowly. I owe my physical therapist a huge debt of gratitude; he’s understanding and kind and has really helped me feel better and stronger, even though I still don’t trust my knee 100%. I’m getting there though.
In the meantime, I am cramming just about everything else I can into my non-working hours. My late-start spring class began last week and I’m now 3 chapters in to Human Resources Management. I have an awful lot of thoughts about that (most of them relating to my current situation) but it’s probably best if I just cram it for now. Saturday is my day at Nikon School, which I am super thrilled about – I haven’t really picked the camera up as much since I got hurt, and I hate that. Last night I was trying to capture a particular shot I wanted for Shaun, and I tried to go to my knees without thinking… ouch. I can’t wait until my knee is no longer hampering my ability to shoot. I’ve only put 200 or so shutter actuations on the D5100, and the weather is slowly getting better. I’m aching for some more practice and a chance to really “get to know” the new camera. It shoots a little bit differently than the D40 did, so I’m still messing with it so I get the desired results every time. SO looking forward to having our trip to the Strasburg RR to work on some things!
And so, the cycle continues… work, school, home and once in a while fun. The circle of life, right?
Funny how quickly I fell off that 30 day challenge bandwagon, eh? Well, last Thursday I attempted to write out my post about something I feel strongly about in a Vicodin induced haze on my iPod and failed miserably.
Everything kind of fell apart when I dislocated (we think anyway – still waiting to hear from the doctor about my MRI results) my knee last Thursday morning. I’ve been in a fair amount of pain and trying to get around as best I can in my gimpy state. Hopefully it will get better soon. The 30-day challenge will resume when I’m able to walk again.
-I’m concerned that we have gone WAAAAAYYYY backwards in the potty training arena. Trying to be patient, but still concerned.
-I am irrationally excited for Nikon School in March.
-Am I the only person in the universe that hates minky dot fabric?
-My D5100 arrived yesterday. My D40 leaves tonight. Happy/sad.
-Kayla has had more diaper rash lately than in her entire life. Another reason I’m dying to ditch the diapers.
-Shaun’s birthday is coming up. Present purchased; do I need to plan something else?
-Valentine’s day is only a week after that. Should I be thinking about dinner out?
-I need to take that jar of coins over to be counted.
-There is a run in my last pair of “good” pantyhose. So much for wanting to dress like a girl again.
-Dying for warm weather already… with an awful lot of winter to go.
-Need to add some stuff to the recipe blog. It is sad and lonely.
-Need to do a 30 day challenge for this blog so I update more often.
-Need to find another 30 day challenge for the photo blog – love how that made me pick up my camera daily.
-I can’t wait to re-enroll in classes. I need to get on that train and finish up.