Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bright Side

I finally, finally got an appt to see an orthopedist about my shoulder. In addition to the pain I feel if I lift my arm up, I'm losing strength. Not good.

I started walking again with H. and my back feels tons, tons better. After my last post my back pretty much went out on me for about 2 days. Wow. I got a muscle relaxer from my PA friend, as well as a lidocaine patch....neither of which helped, at all. Which leads me to my self-diagnosis of a bulged disc. But, since my back is feeling terrif right now, my shoulder comes first.

We have a vacay coming up and we still don't have firm plans. H. likes to get outta town, but I'm always crying coming up with the same excuse....moolah! So, we are trying to find a happy medium. But we could very well end up sticking around town and seeing dollar movies all week! :) I think the kids really don't care, they'll just be glad to be with us, having fun together.

Have I mentioned how much I like my kids? I talked with a friend recently whose daughter is pretty much being a major nightmare. This made me reflect on my kids and right now, they are pretty much rockin' the good kid planet!

S. got into the chamber choir for next year. YAY! I'm super, super proud of her. She rears her teenage head occasionally, but so far, so good. My sister keeps telling me it was when she turned 15 that she brought out her version of a she-devil and that I need to watch out. As of right now, I'm bracing myself and hoping. Overall, when I show love and kindness, that is what I get in return. She's a great girl.

I got a call yesterday from a neighbor mom telling me what a great kid M. is. Now, I already know this, but she proceeded to tell me that when her son got beaned in the head w/ a rock by another neighbor boy, it was my kid who was first on the scene making sure her kid was a-ok. This mom told me that if all of her son's friends were named M., she'd be happy. Wow, what a great compliment. I'd like to take credit, but that kid came with a spirit full of love and compassion and I'm just feeling like the lucky recipient.

H. applied for a volunteer position with the city. We have no idea what the city committee is looking for, but if he gets it we are seriously considering taking our house off the market. We are both in the big black hole we call indecision.

H. used to mock me because when we would peruse the toy section at pretty much any store, I would inevitably find the Magic 8 Ball and ask it a major life question. He would roll his eyes and shake his head, certain his wife was on the fast track to idiotville. I sure wish I had a M8B that would answer this question for us now.

I know, I know. Turn to the scriptures, pray. Well, we've been doing that and there is still a big 'ole void in front of us. There are lots of interpretations for the void. Stupor of thought? Lack of faith? Only time will tell.

Tick tock, tick tock.......

I've heard spring is here, but I haven't witnessed it because I'm stuck in my basement 35 hours a week. Is the sun shining? I need to get the sunshine in my soul, that way it won't matter what the weather is outside.


Jules said...

We had a stay home vacay a couple of years ago and it was so fun. I bet you guys could do some really neat things you've never done. I read an article about people who have home vacations and they have some nifty ideas like each day being a different theme. Try google.

I hope your shoulder feels better soon. I should have offered my Lortab its left over from my neck surgery.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I'm so glad that you've finally gotten a doctor appointment for your shoulder. I know what you mean about Sunshine in the Soul. I really wish I could be one of those people who had a positive outlook on life ALL the time. I'm working on it...but life seems to just creep up and bite me sometimes. So I keep watching my back and don't quite let myself appreciate the good things right in front of me.

Good luck with the house decision. I'm sure you will be led in the right direction for your family. The hard part is that your kids are in that age where major change could really disrupt their lives. I was 12 when my parents moved us to Utah and I hated it and it was not Happy Valley for me. I'm sure you are considering all of that. That's probably where the indecision comes from.

I'll be praying for you!

JAEAEAJ said...

I understand feeling the black hole void thing it will all work out, not always when "WE" want.....
Chin up, deep breath and enjoy a vacay you can do alot with a little cash

Becky said...

Your kids really are very very nice kids. I have always been impressed.

Good luck with getting the shoulder and then maybe the back sorted out. Pain = no fun.

Stay-cations are fun. Unless you have to take the car into the shop instead...but, being together is cool!

Yes, sunshine in the soul....NEEDED, WANTED, YEARNED FOR.

Tiffany said...

Glad you are getting that shoulder looked at! Physical pain sucks donke... a lot!

And stay-cays are all the rage now, dontcha know!

Play tourist in your own backyard. Ok, not necessarily backyard, but your own town or area. Make a day trip up to Temple Square. Another to Sundance. Hike up to Bridal Vail Falls. Is the Heber Creeper still running? There is so much to do there!! And all of it for little or no $$$. I had a date once that involved a treasure hunt all over the BYU campus. One of the best dates ever. Mostly just have fun as a family!

Brittany said...

it's about time! jk. i am glad that you are getting your shoulder checked out. i can't believe you waited this long. i'm such a baby when it comes to discomfort and pain.

i also want to let you know that i've always thought s and m were super kids. i'm just glad that my thoughts are confirmed an not biased. i was thinking of your trip to oregon and feeling lonely for your whole family.

i just told wyatt i think h would make a great politician. not that that is what he'll be doing...but if a volunteer position went down that road...

Dale said...

Life decisions stink sometimes. And I've found in life that getting some real sunshine helps get the sunshine in your soul!

And don't forget that Leisa and I are totally still in St. George and we're cheap! ;)

Collette said...

I was thinking you should come to Wyoming. Its been a couple of years! Yikes about your back. That is exactly what Brent had...a bulging disc. No fun. I'm interested to see what the dr. says about your shoulder. Good luck with all your other decisions.