Saturday, February 03, 2007

Long week

I sat down to respond to my own previous post to discover it's a much bigger task than I have the energy to devote right now.

Instead, I thought I'd bring everyone up to speed on what's been going on in the last week or so.

Gosh, I think back to last year and how frequently I used to post. This year my posts have been fewer as I've been devoting more of my time to outside persuits. It's all good, however I really haven't been keeping up with everyone in the blogosphre circles.

This week was prosperous, but long. I'm feeling the effects, and looking forward to Sunday - a day of rest.

Monday was a blur - I think I used it as a work day for the most part. I remember a chiropractic appointment, but otherwise, I can't place a lot of it.

On Tuesday I met with two clients downtown, one for a lunch meeting. It was a reminder to me why I'm doing what I'm doing. I'm not stuck in a suffy office from 9 to 5. I do, however have to keep in mind that the home office often traps me for many more hours at a stretch than that. English class on Tuesday was fantastic. We're in to the second semester, the class is about half the size it was in September. As my prof. said, "We now have those in the class who WANT to learn." The class discussion reflects that, and is in my opinion, of a higher calibre than the first-semester discussions.

I was up early Wednesday to help Sarah's room mate move to her new place. S., L., G. and I worked well as a team and had the entire move done, and breakfast enjoyed by 10:00 AM. Slick!

Thursday saw me moving another friend, K. from the vet's office. For those of you who read here regularly, you may remember that I had to say goodbye to my friend D.J. on Halloween night last year. K. and the staff at the Brentwood vet clinic were absolutely wonderful - supportive and understanding. Thursday's moving operation wasn't quite as slick as Tuesday's. I will spare you the details, but will say this in support of cardboard: Boxes are wonderful things. A word to the wise: Should you find yourself moving, ever, put EVERYTHING you own in a box of some description - preferably with a closed and sealed lid.

After having pulled a muscle in my shoulder on Wednesday, by the time Thursday's regularly scheduled massage therapy rolled around, I had done some serious abuse to my body. My therapist caused me considerable pain - short term - in an effort to rid me of the potential long-term pain. I just about hit the ceiling, and tears were starting to form in both eyes.

Back to the chiropractor this morning, the news was good in that... I will survive. I also received instruction on the proper positioning of the seat in my van. According to my chiropractor, GM makes lousy seats. He went into detail that I will spare you, but suggested a form-support to correct the issue. He thanked me for bringing this seat to his attention and eluded to the fact that it may have been a contributing factor in my lower-back alignment issues.

Remember my friends R. and T. from a number of posts back? T. is one of the receptionists at the chiropractor's office - sister of R. Fate brought the three of us together for lunch today, and it was Teri's treat - wishing both me and Rick happy belated birthdays.

I dropped by Sarah's to visit with her and Gord for dinner. Then, it was off to work for a couple hours. Now, it's time to blog.

Oh, just about forgot. I ordered weights for my all-important weight-training. Can you belive - all I wanted were two 5-pound free-weights. I'm hoping to see them by Monday... I'm kinda excited... time to pump some iron! (although, I'm not so sure my shoulder's gonna like this!)

There it is, a not-so-brief update.

Stay tuned for my reply to the previous post.


annadams95340 said...

I've been posting much less too for the same reasons.

Did I wish you a happy birthday? The net's been down a lot lately and I haven't been around as much.

If not, belated happy birthday.

Hope yur aches and pains ease up shortly.

Anvilcloud said...

I agree about the GM seats. My bad back and I used to carpool in a GM product, so I know.

ipodmomma said...

sounds like a busy week, but full of nice moments... sorry about the pain though!

sare said...

"WHo is your daddy, and what does he do!?" (Arnie Schwartzenegger styles) If you keep pumping that iron it won't be long before you're talking like that!


Miss 1999 said...

Oh. My. Goodness! With all that you've had going on *injuries and all* it's a miracle you've even had time to post! Glad you're still updating us, though :0)

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