Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time is shorter but my knee is better

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?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mea Culpa

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.    

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

30 Day Challenge - Day 1

Five ways to win my heart:

1.  Find "our song."
2.  Tell me I look pretty and mean it.
3.  Do something that I want to do, even if you hate it.
4.  Remember my favorites.  Bust one out once in a while.
5.  Random acts of romance.

30 Day Blogging Challenge

Since my 30 day photo challenge did wonders for my photography blog, I decided I needed to do a 30 day challenge here as well to exercise those creative writing itches I've been having as well.  It's going to get tough in a couple of weeks since I actually managed to pick up a late semester class (YAY for using my brain) but I'm going to try anyway.  After all, from now until whenever I actually manage to finish, it's always going to be something.

SO - thus I begin my 30 day challenge.  Here's the list: