I'm not completely sure how I've gone 3 weeks without a blog. I guess it says a lot about where I've been. Busy with life & lost from my goals. I'm not exactly back on track, but I'll get there. I had an epiphany come to me with the mail the other day. A package from Lane Bryant & a my first workout DVD from PUSH. Talk about living a mixed message.
Since my last blog a lot has gone on including but not limited to: a Stellate Ganglion Nerve Block, a visit to my pain/rehab doc, an MRI of my brain (long story - don't worry, not as serious as it sounds), my mom has had a biopsy to test for uterine cancer, my mom's 61st birthday, shopping trips for dresses for my sis's Senior Breakfast Dress & her Prom Dress, I made the jewelry for her Prom dress, my sister's Senior Breakfast - she was awarded Biggest Moocher, my sister's Powderpuff Football game - it ended in a tie, her Prom, I've been to a great seminar on Nursing, I've helped plan for a Nursing seminar on developmental care, my brother-in-law is out on his first truck driving job, my niece's fiancé lost his job & got a new one, a couple of trips to Scarborough Faire & two festivals to see my sis dance & of course taking tons pictures - until my camera died (not to worry it's being repaired). I also started a flickr account & am completely amazed at the number of views my pics have had in less than two weeks. The job I was applying for that would have gotten me back into the NICU has fallen through. I'm bummed, but something else will come along.
No wonder I'm sick: coughing up yellow-green stuff, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, headache, achy joints, & I've completely lost my voice. No it's not the flu. I got tested. Just a virus I have to wait out with help of Mucinex DM. Although, the doc gave me a prescription for antibiotics to fill if I'm not better by Monday.
Here's a pic of my sis in her prom dress & her date ( he's just a friend):
In last few days, I've come to realize my little sis has an unrealistic view of her body. Comments she's making about how fat she is & how she needs to loss weight. In fact, I took pics of her dancing recently where you could she her collarbone. Her dress for Senior Breakfast was a size 4 & it was a bit too big. We have discussed this before & I guess it's time to talk about it again. It doesn't matter what size we are, we are influenced by the medias unrealistic ideas of what a woman should look like.
Food for thought:
"The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything either as a blessing or a curse." - Carlos Castaneda