Best Monday in … maybe ever!

Best Monday in … maybe ever!

Today was the best Monday I’ve had in I don’t know how long. Nothing exceptionally wonderful or even remarkable happened by “normal” standards. But for me, it was amazing. We got up early to take Einstein the Prius (our family car) to the doctor (Toyota dealership). En route my husband dropped me off at the … Continue reading

One trip around the sun

One trip around the sun

It’s hard for me to believe in some ways that it was one year ago today my pelvis was surgically stabilized. After everything that’s happened since I learned I had a separated pelvis 19 months ago, sometimes it feels like a decade has passed. Mentally, breaking things up into phases — as I often referred … Continue reading

Guest post: One year down

Guest post: One year down

Editor’s note: In recognition of one year since surgery to correct my diastasis symphysis pubis, I asked a dear friend and my husband to write reflections for this space. This post was written by my husband. He’s written here once before, while I was in surgery. He intends for this to be the first of … Continue reading

Guest Post: My glass ballerina: one year later

Guest Post: My glass ballerina: one year later

Editor’s note: In recognition of one year since surgery to correct my diastasis symphysis pubis, I asked a dear friend and my husband to write reflections for this space. This post was written by that friend, who has guest blogged for me before. Read her previous posts: August 2012¬†and September 2012. My glass ballerina: one … Continue reading

Out and about

Out and about

The last few days have been busy in the best kind of way. On Sunday, we took the Little Guy to see a soccer game. We saw the KU women’s soccer team host the University of Nebraska-Omaha. My husband went to school at UNO and worked as both a student worker and professional sports information … Continue reading

Playtime

Playtime

This is my favorite time of year. The marching band is practicing all over campus, everything looks gorgeous, it even feels like fall here this week. AWESOME! I’m peppy — really peppy, like I used to be. During work today I got to take time to take all of that in. Last year I didn’t … Continue reading

From walker user to move-in pro in one year

From walker user to move-in pro in one year

Until about 10 p.m. today I felt like She-Ra (Thanks to Internationalhero.co.uk for the image). Do you remember her? The Princess of Power who was He-Man’s female counterpart? Anyway, when I was a kid, she was a badass who could do anything with a terrifically catchy theme song. And today, for 13 hours, I felt … Continue reading

No more wisdom teeth

No more wisdom teeth

My wisdom teeth were removed without incident last Friday. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. On the advice of my best friend, I took one of the prescribed Hydrocodone twice each of the first two days, and I took only one the next two days. It wasn’t constantly painful and didn’t swell too … Continue reading

Wisdom (teeth)

Wisdom (teeth)

My wisdom teeth are coming out on Friday. Yes, I am a medical freak of nature. I am 32 years old and my wisdom teeth are still impacted. The three of them that exist are anyway. So, at 8 a.m. Friday I will have them surgically extracted. I met with the oral surgeon recently about … Continue reading

Our vegan baby

Our vegan baby

We attended our third Meetup group meeting tonight. The group is a vegetarian/vegan/raw potluck and it has been great to meet other vegans in our community. Each time we’ve gone, someone has been absolutely taken with our “vegan baby.” I’m not talking about the standard “What a cute baby” type stuff. I’m talking about, “Oh, … Continue reading