First of all, this post is not being written under the influence of pain meds. Most likely, it will seem like it was, but I'm perfectly undrugged (my new word).
I'm loving this week with no PT. I feel a sense of freedom and it's exhilarating. I'm leaving my house in the morning and getting home just before dinner. I'm accomplishing things. I'm out in the real world like a real person. The icky aura of being injured or "disabled" is gone, at least for this week.
It's a taste of what's to come … someday … hopefully soon.
I have some random things I wanted to touch on today, and a few reader's questions to answer. We've become friends, and we've got things to talk about!
So let's get started. I've been in correspondence with the sex toy company which contacted me. I perused their website and (oh my!) learned a few things in the process. I have picked out a toy for a giveaway. It's a rabbit, and a very nice one at that. It's so nice, in fact, they are completely out of stock right now from the holidays. They will be contacting me when they get more in, and at that time (it should be soon) I'll put it up for grabs. So to speak.
It's going to be a very fun contest. I have a surprise for you, but you'll just have to wait until contest day to find out what it is.
Short Shorts wore bright pink short shorts into PT on a cold, rainy, day last week. I'm not allowed to talk about it though. Would you wear short shorts (ass hanging out) if you knew your PT regimen meant your ankles would be wrapped around your neck? In a public setting? With a male PT working on you? In cold, rainy, weather?
Just sayin' ….
I ordered the leather furniture for my family room yesterday. And yes, I went with the Blackberry. It will arrive in about six weeks. I ended up getting a sofa, a love seat, and a chair. I've already dibbed the chair for myself. You know how they make those big, comfy, oversized chairs now? Well, this is even bigger. The one I ordered is called a "chair and a half," and it's huge and soooooo comfy. It's very cool looking. I can't wait to sit on something that doesn't have fluff falling out of it.
The amazing thing? The economy sucks. You'd pass out from shock if you knew how little I spent. It's a buyer's market right now.
Last night I was flipping through a newspaper and I saw a woman had written into a national advice columnist. She was a newlywed and had just discovered her husband had another wife. She was wondering if she should keep or return the wedding gifts.
Really? THAT'S what she's worried about?
And no, her bigamist husband is not Joe the Bigamist.
I got lots of comments and questions about my brick floor. (Not interested? Skip this and the next paragraph!) When we put our pool in, about eleven years ago, I wanted a bullet proof floor. Our house is at the end of a cul de sac. We've never had just our kids here, we've raised the whole neighborhood. To get from the pool to our bathroom you have to enter our back door, and walk down a long hallway to get to the bathroom. I wanted hard wood floors but knew the salt water from the pool would destroy them when kids came in dripping wet.
I came up with the idea of an indoor brick floor. At the time, it was pretty much unheard of. I looked long and hard to find the right person to do the work for me. I knew I wanted a herringbone pattern and real brick. Brick would not work for everyone, but I have absolutely loved the results. Our whole downstairs, except for our living and dining room (and RC's bedroom) has brick floor. Laundry room? Brick. Entry way? Brick? Downstairs hall? Brick. Downstairs bathroom? Brick. Kitchen and Family Room? Brick. I've since seen other homes with brick, but usually just brick accents. Area rugs warm it up and soften the look.
Did you know a nonfat, grande, cappuccino only has 80 calories in it? And you can add the sugar-free syrups if you need it sweetened. I just thought I'd throw that in for all of you who are working on losing weight as a New Year resolution. I haven't weighed myself since January 1st, but I've been very good about healthy foods and small portions.
OK, so here's the deal. I've planned on doing this for awhile, and today seems like a good opportunity. I get questions emailed to me and/or left in my comments section pretty often. I try to answer people directly, but sometimes I'm rushing and don't get to it. I'm opening my comments section today for you to ask me anything you'd like. No subject is off limits. The car accident, my house decorating, PT, my dogs, life in the OC, my life pre-accident. I'm pretty boring, but if you want to ask … I'll try to answer in tomorrow's post. You may ask as many questions as you like.