Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Update

I haven't blogged in a while, that's what happens when you move and create extra projects at work all at the same time. So, here are a few quick updates on what's going on in my world:
  • I got to go home at the end of January to spend time with my cousin and her kids, as well as celebrate my brother's birthday. It was an amazing trip - the kind that makes you long for more time.
  • Everything is moved! Finally! I was so disorganized on this move, and that is not my style at all. I don't know what was going on with me, but I guess it was moving only a few blocks that threw me off; I'm usually a box-everything leave nothing behind kind of girl, but this time, I had maybe 20 boxes, the rest I moved in bags or just carried to my car.
  • There is hardly anything on my walls right now, and if you know me, you know this is driving me crazy! I put up the clock and the key-holder thingy in the Living Room as well as the cool wall sconce candle things my cousin got me for Christmas. That's it. Seriously. I have plans for the rest, but they all involve a little crafty-ness (is that a word), and I haven't set enough time aside for that yet.
  • 36 days from today I'll be in Las Vegas with my dad. I absolutely can not wait!
  • The light globe over the stove in my kitchen just exploded - as I was writing this post. I just spent 20 minutes cleaning it up - fun times.
  • The student exchange conference my department is hosting starts next Tuesday and in a meeting yesterday, I was assigned even more things to work on. It's nothing major, just putting together a program and stuff, but I love doing that kind of thing.
  • I went to the chiropractor today to see about getting my back fixed and he informed me that it will cost $1500. Insurance pays 80% up to $1000, so I'm responsible for the rest - um...NO Thank You. Even if I did have that much money laying around, I wouldn't spend it at the chiropractor.
  • I have lots and lots of cupcakes to make this weekend - 5 dozen to be exact - for a birthday party on Sunday. I'm prepared for it to take forever, but I really hope it doesn't.
  • The reality that I am turning 30 this year has already started to hit, and I'm afraid I'm going to have a year full of depression.
  • I am anxiously awaiting warmer weather - especially pool weather.
  • I went to the eye doctor a couple of weeks ago and was told I needed to wear "computer glasses" - is this what the world is coming to? No more reading glasses, now we use computer glass. I've been wearing them for almost two weeks now and I haven't had a headache yet - yup, I'm getting old!

That's all for now. I have tons I could write, but I'm getting sleepy.


  1. Sorry to hear about your chiropractic experience. There are some practitioners who believe they can predict how many visits one needs after doing an examination on their first visit. After 20+ years of practice I've found that usually doesn't work very well. My advice is not to give up on chiropractic but find a chiropractor whose treatment protocol is to treat for 2 or 3 visits and then reevaluate the patient. There may be cases where one needs a series of treatments to correct an injury but my experience shows if the chiropractor gives a lot of advice as to how to modify daily activities and the right mix of exercises and stretches, the patient will get better much quicker and will have a better chance of not having a re-injury. Good luck.

  2. What is wrong with your back? I'm frightened of Chiropractor's... I've not heard great things about them, but Mike made good points. I need to go see one, yuck!

  3. I hurt it in a combination of moving and a swift fall UP a set of bleachers - because I have talent! I'm actually feeling a lot better and just trying to treat it with stretches and strengthening exercises. I had been going to see a chiropractor at the chiropractic school close to work and really liked the guy, but he graduated.