Monday, May 20, 2013

Life Lately :: Life while crippled.


I've been making it through lately.  While I haven't been thrilled receiving my medical bills from the x-rays, MRI, and costs just to have someone "read" the MRI, I'm ecstatic to be going back to the doctor and heading out to Chicago on Wednesday!  I've got a two day week ahead (with a couple of really loud kids going to be absent!) and focusing on the positive.  As for the last two weeks, I haven't focused much on the gym (everything gets really tiring and old with a knee scooter and crutches) but I have been enjoying reading and relaxing.

 [What do you do on your first weekend with crutches and off Whole 30?  Go explore campgrounds and eat/drink Mexican fare.]

 [Teacher appreciation week was really good to me.  I'm so incredibly lucky to have a job I love and where I'm appreciated.]

 [Awesome cards from Happy Dappy Bits!  Cards are eco-friendly and I used the Congrats card to celebrate my running friend's graduation from nursing school.]

 [Enjoying a Terrapin Tree Hugger + my favorite tuna app from Tyler's Taproom.  Sometimes it's good to get out and about while on crutches.]

 [When you're semi-handicapped and working with three year-olds, your weeks don't feel shorter.  Sometimes Friday celebrations deserve local beer.]

 [This happened for about 10 minutes at Target.  I swear that thing almost died on me in the middle of the aisle.  Ditched it in the pharmacy section. Damn did my arms hurt after crutching around the entire rest of the store.]

 [Favorite lunchtime activity :: writing cards and reading.  Trying to finish up Animal, Vegetable, Miracle before we start our book for book club.]

 [A "mixer" at Foundation for the first book club meeting.  It was a success and I can't wait for the next meet-up!]

 [My first time cooking with collard greens.  They were one of the only local produce finds at Whole Foods.]

 [Falafel made with chick peas and collard greens!]

[D came home a night early before he flew out again!  We enjoyed a lazy Saturday and tried out the pizza at Trophy Brewing.  Loved the pizza (and of course the beer)!]

If you're still hanging around after all these pictures, here's what I'm loving lately...


12 comments:

JP Lord said...

WOOOO Chicago! Lets focus on that :) It's almost time to ditch the crutches and I am so proud of you for toughing this whole crappy situation out!
xo

Alex said...

Yay Chicago! And those cards are super cute, I totally need to get some for myself. Also, thanks for the link love :)

Erin said...

Chicago's my city! Email me if you want any recommendations (or to meet for a beer...). There is lots of great food and beer here, which you will enjoy, i'm sure!

Also, those falfel with collards sound great! I love adding greens to almost any dish. Looks like life isn't too bad lately, even with the frustrating injury!

Ari @ The Pace of it All said...

Such cute cards! and you like writing cards? Come write mine, I'm so behind lol! Yay for Chicago and a hopefully awesome dr visit coming up!

Exploring Woods said...

Thanks for the mention!! I hope you have an awesome (&quiet!) short week, and an amazing time in Chicago!! Sounds like you got tons of great recs! Make sure you try some Chicago style pizza. ;)

Katie Adams said...

Thanks for sharing my recipe! Can't wait to hear how you like it!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love Chicago!!! You're going to have so much fun there! and i'm loving all your pictures of the food and beer :)

Britta Marie said...

yum that falafel looks great!! hope your adventures of being injured end soon ...

Kelley Spurlock said...

Thanks for the shout-out chick!! I hope your on your way to recovery. Being injured is the absolute worst.

Mitha Komala said...

the falalel and salad looks yummy! great shots :) xx

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Lesley said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out!!! Glad you liked my post! I'm going to be following up with another introvert post sometime soon.

Lesley / bytheporchlight.com

meghan said...

Happy to see your screenshots! It is so nice I'm sure to have a job you love and are appreciated at. I'm glad teacher appreciation day/week was good to you! I want that salsa...and beer.

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