SURGERY AND THE SECOND WEEK: MORE GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY

Welp, 2 weeks down and 4 weeks to go until I can put my left foot down on the ground! MORE GOOD And I am wearing regular clothes!!! I’ll tell you what – sweatpants are definitely comfy but I was starting to feel a lot little like a slob. I don’t mind wearing the sweats at home because it makes life a little easier but we started going out in public a little more and I’d prefer to look a little more like a human. haha Physical therapy is going really, really well. I…

COLD BREW, COOKIES, AND ONE CRAZY KITTY (TOL#15)

1. You guys, I just had my first cold brew. I wish I could say it was an earth shattering experience. Um….so, what’s the difference between an iced coffee and a cold brew? I don’t really know. It was decent – I got the sweet cream cold brew – but it wasn’t as creamy as I thought it would be. It was a little more coffee-y than I expected. I think I might stick to iced coffee the next time I roll through a Starbucks. 2. I can’t stop…

SURGERY AND THE FIRST WEEK: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

Welp, it’s official. I no longer have a torn meniscus. The Good The surgery went really well and the doc said there was no other damage to my meniscus, other than the fact that it was torn completely off the post. He was able to reattach it without issue or having to make any additional repairs! YAY! So now, I’m just in the recovery and physical therapy phase and will spend at least the next 6 weeks on crutches. Ugh. Those crutches. The good news is I’m doing pretty well on them. No falls…

COMMERCIALS, EAR WORMS, AND FACE WASH, OH MY!

Heeyyyy! Did you guys watch the Super Bowl on Sunday? Were you in it for the game, the halftime show with Lady Gaga, or the commercials? Or maybe, you were just in it for the food? Yeah, me too. Ha! Actually, I watched for all of the above reasons. More specifically the halftime show and the commercials because I’m not really a Falcons fan and I am most certainly not a Patriots fan. Bleh. That ending though…… 1. Anyway, back to the commercials! I remember when the commercials used to be the absolute BEST part of…

THE WEEKEND IN PICTURES

Hello friends! Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Did you guys watch the Super Bowl? Was that a crazy game or what?! What about the Puppy Bowl? You know, this was the 13th year of the Puppy Bowl and apparently the first year I pulled my head out of that hole in the ground and actually watched it. I had NO clue that all the pups were shelter dogs and that it was basically an adoption event. Where have I been?! Anyway, I finally watched it this year and now I want to live on a farm so…

MY WEEK OF WORKOUTS

Hey guys! I’ve really only got one more week of workouts before I take a little break and get used to hobbling around on crutches! I’ve been thinking about how I can still continue to work out after my knee surgery and I’m pretty sure I’ve got some things figured out. There’s no way that I can just do nothing for 8 weeks so I’m going to be creative in figuring out how to get my sweat on. 🙂 There’s definitely going to be a LOT of…

Friday Favorites #5

Omigosh, I am such a nerd. I am so in love with the alliteration of this post’s title. Especially when you consider that I’m about to share five things with you. Five Friday Favorites #5. *swoon* Okay, sorry. Sometimes I just can’t help myself. #grammarnerd Where was I? Oh yeah, some of my favorites from this week! I think it goes without saying that my most favorite thing from this week is that I feel WAAAAAYYYYY better than I did last week. Thank goodness! I’ve even managed a few workouts and got…

THE COUNTDOWN TO CRUTCHES, SNACKS, AND ALL THE TEA

Happy Thursday, my friends! T-minus 12 days until my knee surgery and the reality of it all is finally starting to set in. My surgery referral has been official approved, I’ve done the pre-surgical consult with the nurse in the surgery center, and I’ve got all the pertinent deets taken care of. Thing 2 will be my surgery day hero – taking me, waiting for me, and then bringing me home. Thing 1 will be coming up a couple days before and she’ll be my hero at home –  making sure I…

BAKED BLUEBERRY OATMEAL BARS

Hi there! So, who loves oatmeal for breakfast! *raises hand and gestures wildly* Omigosh, oatmeal is such a great way to start your day. And there are just so many ways that you can serve it! You can cook it up right on the spot, cook it overnight in your crockpot, mix it with yogurt and/or milk and put it in the fridge overnight and you can even bake it into bars! Oh, and there’s always cookies. I heart oatmeal cookies! But I digress… Baked oatmeal has been feeding families for generations! It has a completely…

HOW TO SURVIVE COLD AND FLU SEASON

Hello, my friends! I think I am FINALLY starting to feel more like a human and less like a zombie!! It’s been a rough week. In case you didn’t know, I ended up smacked with an upper respiratory infection that morphed into strep throat. Thank goodness for antibiotics! My lymph nodes are FINALLY going back to normal size and I don’t feel so much like I’m swallowing nails any more. These are good things! Now, I’m not certain I could have actually avoided the strep diagnosis as it’s…