Thursday, October 23, 2014

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

So awesome, nothing better than surprise dinner delivered to your house, thanks mom and dad!

  • Trying to find the room where the gentle yoga stretch class was last night. I hobbled up the stairs and wandered around, finally finding the small and very empty yoga room. After a couple minutes I gave up and went to the front desk and asked if I was in the right place. The girl was nice and showed me the room I should be in, the room I was in. After 30 minutes of doing my own thing I finally left. On the way out I spotted another room on the first floor with people yoga-ing it up. By that time it was too late so I just went and got ice cream instead.
  • Our office was renovated a couple weeks ago. While the dr. and wife were going for a nice tan wall, they ended up with a mauvey pink color. Whoops.
  •  An older lady falling off the "stage" at the mall's fashion show. She was standing at the end and just started to tumble, taking the whole curtain and pole system holding the curtains down with her. Best part, the announcers just kept going. The show must go on, regardless of any broken hips or concussions! Jk, she was fine.
  • The medical assistant who walked me back to one of my follow up appointments, all the way at the end of the freaking hall. She was super funny though and hunched over like me and walked all crazy so I wasn't the only one who looked silly. I decided to look over the fact that she and everyone else at a spine center thought I looked ridiculous (instead of fitting right in?) and just go with it. Somehow it did make me feel less crippled and stupid to have her Quasimodo walk with me.
  • Penny peeing on our rope, adding insult to injury. Good thing we both can't climb right now anyways.
  • We have officially been converted to the joy of Chik-fil-a.
  • Tilamook is the bomb. Their cheese is amazing and we just recently found that their ice cream is seriously better than any other.
  • My healthy posture class. I'm usually the youngest there and obviously the worst lol. I'm starting to be able to stand up again and Lori (the most awesome teacher) gets all of the credit for that.
  • A/C in our car!!!
  • Any drive throughs that give Rukia a treat. So far I think her favorite was a baby cone from McDonalds.
  • New neighbors. So far so good. They seem relatively normal except for the fact that we never see or hear them... which is actually just perfect!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Life Lately

Our free time has become super lazy. But at least we've graduated from living/sleeping on the couches to the bed! We spend a lot of time there, eating, playing video games, and watching way too much tv and movies. But really, we don't have many options, so tv it is! Just in case you find yourself in a similar situation, hopefully with a Netflix account, here are some "new to us" shows that we've been watching. Luckily shows that are all wrapped up, no waiting till next week for a new episode, just pure binge watching at it's finest.


Damages, Glenn Close is a killer lawyer and I want to be her so badly!

Twin Peaks, Chad watched this on Netflix and is stoked for the 3rd season to come out even though the 2nd season wrapped up in the 90's.
The F Word, The F Stands for Food guys, come on!, but it's Gordon Ramsey's show so you know there is a lot of the other F word involved as well. If you don't mind that though it's an awesome show, we already went out and found the cook book that goes with the show! Skip the 1st season and just start on the 2nd, you have to go to Hulu for this gem.
Mind of a Chef, the first season was awesome, clearly we enjoy food shows.

Grace Love animated GIF

Just to keep things interesting Chad decided a fort was in order. So we had a little love tent situation going on for a while. It kept us nice and cozy at night, made Penny feel super protected and cuddly and freaked the heck out of Rukia. Finally one night Rukia was laying on the corner of the bed, on top of the sheet and took the whole darn thing down right on to Chad's head. We threw it all to the side and continued sleeping. Penny managed to find a brand new cozy spot in spite of the tent's downfall.

Can you spot the kitty?
And just in case you missed out, here are our favorites. We've seen each episode more times that we can count and will regularly quote them. And by quote I mean recite the entire episode. Now that's love.
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock, how have people never watched this?
How I Met Your Mother, thanks for getting us hooked on this way back when Patrick!
We also love Arressted Development, It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia, and Portlandia.

Any shows that you absolutely love? Share your favorites!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bring on the Crazy

A patient inviting me to lunch so she could heal my back. Somehow she managed to walk out of the office with my cell phone number and me saying that lunch sounded great, whoops...  After 3 phone calls and 2 messages from her, all on a Monday morning before 10am, I manned up and said no thank you. She was all of a sudden less than polite with me, telling me that it was my choice if I never wanted to get better.


Old men love my new hair cut. Granted the old ladies do too, but there's something about me that old men love, and the short hair is really upping my game with them. I've said it before and I'll say it again,


Being so uncomfortable trying to sleep all night, pre injections. Being up since before 5am and then finally falling back to sleep with my heating pad..... at 8am. On a Monday. I finally woke up at 9am (our office opens at 9) and frantically tried to get ready without medicating myself first, giant nightmare. I just did a sad crippled run all over the house while I cried and became a sweaty mess. Also, I have never been late to work, I don't count ice storms or flat tires - acts of God cannot be avoided, so I was stressed and embarrassed, and HOT, and a teary mess. Apparently I didn't hide it all too well since no one said a single word to me about being 45 minutes late (I did text that I was running behind).


The handicapped day group came into work for their routine foot care. One of them got a little handsy, I got a looooong hug and then a couple boob grabs as he let me go. By the time I realized it was no accident he already had another handful of boob.

Lucky for me we don't have patients today, I just have to answer the phones and try not to eat the giant bag of mint m&m's that a rep dropped off. Wish me luck.

candy animated GIF

Monday, October 20, 2014

Time for a Little Change

I've been dark red, bright red, auburn, highlighted, dark brown, almost black and now....

Something is different in this one!

Blonde! Super blonde! Aaaaand I think it's fantastic.

When you only have this much hair to color though, why not?! Also I've found my dream stylist. He's amazingly thorough and I've never been more in love with my cut. Sometimes you just need a change, and chopping off all your hair and dying it a crazy new color is nothing if not a great new change :)

Friday, October 17, 2014


We've been doing well enough that we've been able to get outside a little bit the past couple weeks. Nothing like we used to, but that's ok. We've drove out into the desert and had picnics a couple times and it's been wonderful. Just me, Chad, Rukia and the desert. The temperature has been perfect, there's been a cool breeze and these views for miles. There is something about simply being outdoors that breathes some life into my soul and brings me peace.

"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The wind will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
John Muir

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hello Stranger

Well hello there. Excuse my bloggy break, but I was losin' it big time over here. Like crying in the shower, rocking back and forth, waiting for sweet, sweet death to wash over me losin' it. I was in a lot of pain (duh) and a tad bit depressed. No shocker there really. I mentioned that I thought the pain pills were making me feel depressed at my first appointment with my spine specialist and he said he would be depressed too if was like me since March. Good news, it wasn't the pain meds, bad news, it was me. Awesome sauce.

So there we were dealing with all of my back issues when, long story short, everything seemed to just fall apart. Things went from bad to worse. Lucky for us though, we have an amazing family though and everyone really helped us out in one way or another. Seriously, every single one. It's comforting to know that we have such an amazing support system when things don't go well.

Even better, my parents were a mere 7 hours from us when ish hit the fan. So when we were really at our worse my parents were here to do everything for us. They drove down to our house immediately and we couldn't have been more happy/relieved they were with us. They cleaned our messy house, did dishes, helped us struggle through the grocery store to restock our pantry and kept us sane. They may have left the grandparents but they were pretty much doing the same thing down here with us, dr. visits, pharmacy runs, and making sure we ate.

We walked around the temple, played cards, ate great food, showed them where we rock climb, rekindled a love of Swig, and spent a couple days in Vegas before they finally had to go back home.


Just to clarify, we are doing better, slowly but surely :) It's still not rainbows and butterflies over here, but we are working on it!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Happy {6}

Warning: If you're tired of hearing me whine about my back and gush about my amazing hubby again, just skip this post. Someday I'll be back to my old shenanigans and have better stories for you.

Hey, Leslie. It’s Leslie. Hang in there. I love you. Bye.

This is a really important Leslie life lesson. 

Alrighty, back to the whining, I definitely had an idea of how I was going to be happy this year, and it basically flew out the freaking window. I was going to get better at climbing, I was going to wear that bikini to the pool, I was going to play the piano a lot, I was going to hike and camp and visit the grand canyon. I was going to spend the whole summer outside, getting tan and doing all of the outdoorsy things I love. I was going to take Chad to Vegas for his birthday and start mountain biking again.

Sometimes life has different plans. And frankly sometimes those plans just plain suck. The summer is almost over and it feels like it was wasted... again. If I wasn't working I was at home attempting to relax/distract myself from the pain. The pain is being managed a lot better right now, but life is a little boring over here. We are just kinda going through the motions with nothing really fun or great to look forward to. whine, whine, whine...

I guess it can't be rainbows and sunshine all the time though right? I am grateful for a few things. Chad continues to be amazing. What can I say, he's a superstar. He is juggling all the balls right now... still. He will jump up and get me anything I want or need, make me delicious mud pie tornadoes, bring me donuts for breakfast at work, cook, do all the laundry, clean, take care of the dishes and try to keep my spirits up any way he can. I know this isn't easy on him either and I'm so lucky he likes me as much as he does ;)

I'm grateful for a freezer full of popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, Netflix, lots of pillows, sleeping in our bed again instead of the couch, heating pads, electric stimulators, and snuggly animals. I'm grateful for ridiculously amazing parents, homemade pico, new shoes and finally finding a great hair dresser. I'm also happy that a color and cut on my super short hair also comes with a much cheaper price tag. I may be hunched over Quasimodo style but at least I look good ;)