Going Old School On You, Bringing Out A T13

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  1. Two straight weeks of babysitting someone under one year of age and you would think there would be funny stories galore to post. All I got is tired.
  2. Still no word from SSDI regarding Mr. Vixen’s claim. Not a yes. Not a no. Silence. I find this annoying as hell.
  3. After trying several muscle relaxants, my neurosurgeon finally decided to try valium. I take one at night and it seems to be working! After 3 weeks, I have virtually no sciatic pain. What I do have is severely limited range of motion, a weight gain of 12 pounds, and some sharp shooting pains if I twist the wrong way or sit too long . Which leads to me numero 4.
  4. I believe my muscles, tendons, and nerves have some serious work to do. They have had to remain dormant (or unusable) for months now. I know I probably need physical therapy, so I can get better safely and hopefully get back to work, but with a monthly share of the first $1,000 each month that is not going to happen.
  5. I did a small yoga workout this morning. It is still too soon to tell if it helped or hurt, but I need to try something. I tried yoga because I had found before the surgery that much of the yoga workout was very similar to the physical therapy I had after I was rear-ended by that bus two years ago. I just know that I need to lose some of this weight to take the pressure off my back and I need to be able to move around some. Oh, and I need to sit a desk for more than a few minutes at a time. It’s part of my job.
  6. My old boss sent me an email the other day saying there will be a bit of independent contracting work coming up. He also said “there is talk” about our customer’s former competitor going back into production, which in turn made our customer think about doing the same. So (although I hold out very little hope at this point) there is a small chance that in 2010 my company may start up business again in some limited capacity.
  7. I had forgotten how hard it is to come up with 13 random things until just now. And I am only half way there.
  8. Today is the last day for you to suggest a movie to me on this post and in return win yourself four free movie tickets. Go enter. (Note, I had to move the post to a different page to comply with BlogHer rules, so it may look like you have no competition, but the comments on the original post are still being counted. As of 8am this morning its you against 17, not bad odds if you ask me). Winner to be announced tomorrow.
  9. If you have unused pumpkins (or find them on sale cheap at the store since Halloween is over) go make them into pie mix! It’s easy. If you already have done it (Mar???), let me know how it went.
  10. The pinecones are smelling pretty terrific as near as I can tell through the bag. This weekend (when I am not on babysitting duty) I am going to get out the Thanksgiving decorations, which include a basket to hold the pinecones, so I am excited to see how it makes the entire house smell. Also that article was featured over at The Homemaking Cottage. My first byline, very cool. Also they have a ton of great ideas (besides mine) that you will enjoy.
  11. There are still new frocks going up at ApronFrenzy. They make great hostess gifts and holiday presents. And you help preserve the economy. I know most of you have already supported me/own one, I am just hoping you could tell a friend (or thirty) about it.
  12. I am discovering all kinds of new ways to use GIMP to create banners and buttons. A lot of fun. Working on a new banner for here this weekend and maybe a new layout. DO ANY OF YOU know of a a free wordpress theme with that is three column, but one of the columns is at the bottom? I have found a few that people charge for, but there has to be a free one somewhere. And you might know where it is. Please share.
  13. I feel like I am forgetting things I wanted to share or update you on. So I open up the comments to questions today. Wondering something about me? Did I confuse you in some post? You want to know it? Go ahead and ask it. Answers will be posted with the movie ticket winner tomorrow!

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  1. Wow, I admire you. Although fun, babysitting toddlers is tiring. They really do keep you running.
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Sick of Being Sick? 13 Suggestions to Get You Better, Quick! =-.

  2. My doc tells me all the time, if you can’t exercise, go for a walk.
    Sending healing vibes your way.
    Happy T13!
    .-= Adelle Laudan´s last blog ..“Dona Nobis Pacem” – Latin for “Grant Us Peace” =-.

  3. Seems to me you managed to come up with a pretty good list regardless of #7.
    .-= Alice Audrey´s last blog ..109/365 Sometimes he leads me astray. =-.

  4. Did my 1st thursday thirteen this week. I totally agree with you on #7! Three cheers for your byline. That is way cool. 🙂 And babysitting kiddos? I’ve taken care of the same kiddos for years and I only get a few funny stories worth blogging about a few time a year. But I get a whole lot of tired!

    Nice TT 🙂


  5. Great 13, it took forever when we were waiting to here about my mother’s SSDI. I understand #7, somedays, like today, it feels like pulling teeth, others not so much.
    .-= Calico Crazy´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen #14 – Things To Do =-.

  6. Well I had to do a repost this week so I relate with # 7. My T13 is up 13 Things I Should Have Said and the 13 Things I Said. Stop by if you get a chance.
    .-= Dane Bramage´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen #4 =-.

  7. I have found that the kids often bring the tired rather than the funny stories I could use on the blog. I hope you are feeling better soon. When I had shoulder surgery, I was able to get a sheet of exercises from the doctor. It beat the heck out of physical therapy for both time and cost. I did go to therapy for a while and it just made my shoulder worse. Good luck with starting up the business. I hope it works out for you.

  8. Happy Thursday to you 🙂
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..My Trick or Treater’s =-.

  9. Mar

    Well… I had the pumpkins sitting in the garage and had every intention of making pie filling with them. Then, mother nature made it 95 degrees in the shade yesterday which made the garage hot than heck and the pumpkins started sinking in on themselves. I wasn’t sure if they were still usable. Today was trash day so I had Carl pitch them.

    *Hangs head in shame*.
    .-= Mar´s last blog ..Bank of Mar =-.

  10. Yowie. You’ve been on one hell of a nightmare with the physical stuff. Get better soon; let’s hope the yoga helps!
    .-= Susan Helene Gottfried´s last blog ..Thursday Thirteen: Trevor Says =-.

  11. Yesss children make me very tirrrrrred. They’re fun though. I hope you’re feeling better soon. Maybe you could just talk to someone and get suggestions for doing physical therapy at home yourself.
    .-= Lesley´s last blog ..Nicky’s Fortress Cake =-.

  12. I sure hope you get some relief from the pain in your back. Is the theme of my blog like you are looking for? It is two columns and a third column on the bottom. It is free.
    .-= Karen´s last blog ..Halloween Handbag =-.

  13. So sorry about your back. I wish there was a magic pill or wand we could use to make you all better. It is awful being in pain chronically.

    I am hopeful for work for you! Fingers crossed.

    And yes 13 random things is tough. I could not do it.

    I hope you are feeling better since this post. Sending good thoughts and wishes. J
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his Name-O… =-.

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