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Catching Up

Yawn, SOOOOO tired. Tonight was my first real evening at home in longer than I can remember! I guess I didn't technically have anything on Wednesday, but I had to work until 6pm+ and then Jenna and I went out for Mexican, shared a pitcher of margaritas, and I barely stumbled my way back home to do some cleaning because the apartment was a disaster.

The trip to Denver was good. I saw a ton of REALLY AMAZING derby. Visiting with family was worthwhile. I got to head out on my own a couple times with my dad's borrowed Buick (barf), which wasn't nearly as much as I'd want to in a perfect world, but it was okay. I didn't go into the trip with high expectations, and as a result am satisfied. I hit up the Denver Art Museum. Saw the Tattered Cover's new location (it shrunk greatly, sigh), and got to eat a couple of my favorite places.

Work has been insanely busy lately. I am so utterly behind and lacking time to do everything I need to do, and leaving for a week definatly didn't help that.

My knee and my shoulder both are still messed up. Also I've since added a wrist, and suddenly my other shoulder has started to ache. Not good at all. It's like suddenly my body can't heal at all. I'm still going to physical therapy, and trying to skate at practice as much as I can. Normally I can skate okay because my knee doesn't really effect my stability, but due to my recent lack of exercise I have no stamina, and if I fall and tweak my knee the right way, it still can kill.

I felt like such a dumbass at practice last night. I put on my gear and go out to take a few warm up laps and halfway through lap one, as I'm thinking about how the floor feels extra slippery, I wipe out and twist my knee on the way down. This was so lame because I was skating SLOWLY,nobody was near me, and there really wasn't any reason I should have fallen. My knee hurt so much I couldn't get up, and I had to drag my ass across the floor with my arms to get out of the way. ugh ugh ugh ugh.

At this point I'm trying to stay solid enough to play in my first bout on the 24th! I think I can, I think I can.

I was at physical therapy today and most of the time there I work with an assistant, and the main therapist comes over every so often to check in. Today he saw me and asked how I was doing and I said 'pretty much the same'. I seem to have plateaued, and then I said when I do *this* (picture me crouching downward) my knee still really hurts. And as I'm demoing that I go owe owe owe -- anyway, the therapist got this shocked look on his face and said something about how it shouldn't still be that sensitive at this point, and when am I checking back in with my doc. Well no DUH. Anyway, I kinda feel like it compares to a bruise - it's there, but it doesn't hurt until you mess with it.

I got a new pair of glasses, they're cute! I tried to get a pair of sporty ones for derby and ended up hating them. I went back to see if there was any hope of getting them adjusted or something, and surprisingly they let me exchange the frames for whatever other frames I wanted and they'd put the lenses in those. I got half plastic, half metal frames, green - very me. So natural in fact, that people don't even realize I have new glasses until I point it out.

I still have the foster kitten - he's finally going to get neutered on Thursday, and then soon after that I will probably turn him back in. I'll miss him, but it'll be nice to have the apartment become slightly quieter again.

My last enameling class was today. I made some cute shit, and will post pics on flickr soon. One of my derby friends mentioned she was going to take an embroidery/applique at this craft studio place in Santa Cruz - it's 3 Friday nights starting next week and I've always wanted to learn so I signed up too.

Me thinks it's time for bed. I am SOOO tired and sooooooo looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. mmmmmmm.


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Oct. 12th, 2009 03:57 am (UTC)
The little Squid that could! (You need a powder blue outfit to go with that thought!)
May. 16th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)

Hope this isn't too weird or something but I've just stumbled upon your lj and have enjoyed reading about your derby, library, and jewelry-making adventures along with your cats and puppy and I'd love to be able to read more! LJ-friends? :)
May. 16th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
hi! no, it's totally cool. i don't update this blog anymore, i've moved to: http://thebarbarianlibrarian.wordpress.com !
Feb. 17th, 2013 03:45 am (UTC)
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