I was in class all weekend, and last month my low back problems flared up considerably right before the weekend. I was in so much pain I didn't know if I would be able to make it through the weekend, but I did, because of a lawn chair that they set out for me that allowed me to put my feet up and keep my back in a good position.
This month, my back started flaring up again the week before school, and I realized it was from sitting at the computer so much the week before school completing my homework!
I did not have 'the chair' this month, but I did go into class prepared with Thermacare Heat Wraps for my low back. One per day. Fabulous. I also made a point to sit in the front row of the room once I realized that if I put my feet up on the stage whenever possible, I was not in pain.
It worked like a charm. I had already set up an appointment to see my chiropractor today, and Gordon needed to see her as well. I didn't feel in desperate need of an adjustment, but Gordon hadn't been to her new office, and wanted me to show him where it was. She adjusted Gordon, and checked me and I didn't need an adjustment. At all. We were both surprised! And I went to yoga class again tonight to keep my back in place for as long as possible.
And school this weekend was great. We had 5 projects due since it was the end of the quarter, and I got 100% on all of them. I was stunned. I'm getting straight A's in this program, and I've gotten a few 100's, but I've never gotten 100's on EVERYTHING I turned in for the weekend! I was beside myself with excitement. So that means I should have a VERY solid A in the class.
I was sick for an entire week, and my voice didn't start to come back until Thursday. By Friday my voice was fine, but I was sick with something else. Spent the entire day in bed and was nauseated. Threw up a few times, and started feeling more like myself late that night. Just some 24 hour thing, I guess. Blah.
Much better now. This was a busy week. Gordon had to go to NYC on Sunday for a client, and got back late Monday night. He's been busy with new client meetings and other business since. And we had company in town this week, so I was busy in the evenings either going out to dinner or having people over.
Today my friend Barbara and I went to see Rhonda Britten talk at the Bodhi Tree (a local bookstore). Rhonda is one of the life coaches on "Starting Over" and my mom got me hooked on the show a year or two ago. She has a new book out, so we decided to go and hear what she has to say. We had a great time listening to her and had a quick bite to eat afterwards at Urth Café, where I had a really good curried chicken salad. Yum! And totally O appropriate.
The rest of this weekend will be dedicated to getting my schoolwork done. I'm a bit behind, and school is next weekend!
Gordon had a cold all last week, and by Saturday I had it, too. Not a bad one, just a tickle in my throat and a bit of drainage. Not a big deal. Then we went to his sister's birthday party Saturday night and my voice left before I did.
It still hasn't come back. I could croak some on Sunday, and squeak a tiny bit yesterday. Today? Nothing. I'm on complete and total voice rest for at least the next 24 hours. Up until today I was trying to talk, and then figured I'm just straining and irritating things more.
So this morning I went to Starbucks to get something hot to drink and typed into my PDA: "Hi! I've lost my voice. Could I please get a venti soy no-foam chai?" The barista took pity on me and gave it to me for free and she said that even though I lost my voice I still looked good! I mimed to her that I feel fine now, just have no voice.
I'm doing what I can to get rid of this, but I think time will be the biggest help. Grr. At least I can text message people if I need to!
Last week I was on 'Scrubs' for about ONE second as an background actor (extra).
Tonight I'll be on "Two and a Half Men" as an extra - look for me in the birthday party scene.
Was in class all weekend with a bad back. It was physically challenging, but a great weekend nonetheless. I am eating pretty well, and cutting back on sugar and feeling good.
Will post more when there's more news!
Went to a bachelorette party last Friday night. We started off at LUSH Spa in the San Fernando Valley (but it's moving to Hollywood this summer) and I ran into my favorite massage therapist who had just started working there THAT night. I immediately signed up for a massage in addition to the facial I had already signed up for. We had a light dinner there, and they had even taking my food allergies into account and had wheat-free/dairy-free options available. And sangria. Lots of sangria. It was a fun evening.
Then we went to a club in Santa Monica, and I had to stop by the house to pick up the ball and chain. Nooooo, not my husband, but a real bowling ball attached to a chain that has been used at several bachelor and bachelorette parties - including Gordon's. (I didn't have to use it because I didn't have a bachelorette party!) I stopped by the house about 10:30 pm to get it out of the garage, and ran into Gordon as he was coming in. He said, "You just do NOT know how to party!" I told him that we were just picking up the ball and chain and that I wouldn't be 'too' late getting back. (Then I didn't get home until 2:30 am!) We shackled the bowling ball to my girlfriend's ankle, and put a veil on her head that had a bunch of condoms attached to it. It was definitely a bachelorette party! Several people commented on the ball and chain, and the veil - everyone loved them! We met a group of over a dozen guys who decided it was their mission to ensure that the bride-to-be (and the rest of us) had a good time. One guy said, "What happens in the club, stays in the club!" and then "EVERYBODY'S gettin' in trouble tonight!" We didn't get into any serious trouble at all (we're all well over 30 and this was a BIG night out for us!) but we did have a good time! A guy even asked me for my phone number! I held up my left hand and waved my ring and said, "Sorry!" He hadn't even noticed the rings.... It was fun, though!
The next day was the bridal shower, which was lovely and sweet. My girlfriend looked beautiful (impressive considering how much alcohol she drank the night before) and we had a great time at the shower - amazing food, and aside from the cake, wheat and dairy-free.
This week I was on "Scrubs" as an extra for about a second. It aired last night, and was fun to watch. I'll be on "Two and a Half Men" next week, probably also for about a second. I'll be in the birthday party scene.
Gordon is travelling this week on business, and the house isn't the same without him. The cats and I are at loose ends, but it is also good since I still have TONS of homework to do today and class is THIS weekend.
I thought I had more news to share, but I can't think of what it might have been....