Sunday, January 22, 2012

Catch up time

Tree in my driveway, my car was parked there, but got moved to safety when the tree was taking a rest on my car, it fell about 1 hour later.
What a week it has been for all of us here in the Seattle area, Well the state of WA really.  the snow started I think on Sunday? it has all been a blur. A little bit of snow, Then of course on Monday, it was MLK day, so no school for the kids. Snow fell again Monday night,  and it was pretty ICY. I cancelled my class at Kent LA Fitness for Monday evening, knowing the roads would be a sheet of ice by the time I tried to come back up the hill after class.  We also closed the Scrapbook Nook at 6 pm that night. Tuesday,  No school, and again we closed the Nook early,snow had not come back yet, but it was coming back late late Tuesday night. Suzzy and I carpooled to Fairwood to teach our classes that night, it was the first night for both of us at that club and we didnt want to cancel. Again icy icy, But it was a good showing, and I had several fellow gym rats come to class , and lots of familar faces from Covington!( Yeah about that, I was sad to leave some of the people, so I am happy to have them with me again at Fairwood)  Suzzy and I got home safe and sound . And as predicted, we woke up Wed AM to a blanket of white. The Nook didnt even open, and I had Scott, Alec, Jake and Sam at home with me all day. I made pancakes, ( banana) brownies, and burgers for dinner. I spent the day in my scrap room cleaning it out, it was a good productive day.  Thursday AM, Scott and Jake had to go to work, and after 45 minutes of the car defrosting the 2 inches of ice it was incased in, they left. This was the time they pushed my car out of the way of the tree. Alec was with us again, so now it was Alec, Sam and I at home. 6 AM, power went out.  Trees crashing all around the house, and sadly, the tree in the front yard could no longer hang on and snapped in a few places. one of the neighbors knocked on our door around 8 am to tell Alec to move his car because of the falling trees and ice. About 1 minute after  he moved, trees came down where it was.  Alec went out a couple of times this day for coffee and to get us some lunch ( pizza)On his trip out for lunch his tire blew, so he had to change it while Sam waited inside Dominos.  we were still without power and the house fell to 55 degrees.   I spent the AM shoveling ice and snow and a nice clear path , only for it to start snowing, yet again.  JAke and Scott got home around 4 pm, and still now power,  Scott thinks he will go look for some dinner, NO ONE HAD POWER, therefor, no place for hot food. and nothing at the grocery store. He also got stuck somewhere, so he was gone a good two hours. we ended up eating sandwiches  around 7 pm. A couple of card games later with Alec and Jake, and power was restored. 14 hours without was enough for me, But we were also very grateful that that is all it was. some people are still without as I type this blog. I feel so bad for them, it is better that it isnt freezing anymore, but still.   I chanced the ice and hills on Friday night ( I finally made it back to work, with Sam in tow after missing two days at the Nook and two classes at LA) and went to the gym Friday night, not sure it was the best idea, but I needed a good sweat and needed to get started on getting  rid of the 5 pounds I am sure I put on this past week.( I do not do well with being home and not being able to workout. )
  I had to cancel my appointment that I had with the orthopedic surgeon to go over my MRI results on my shoulder, and figure of a plan of action for fixing the tear.  Oh, I just realized I havent posted about my injury. Ok, short version , almost 8 weeks ago I was working out with Jake at Kentwood, and we were a  flipping tractor tire,  it weighs between 125 and 150. we would flip it 10  times, run around the track, repeat. we had done it a couple of weeks before and it was a great workout, shoulder to legs, sore, all over good workout. anyway, I was lifting it and felt instant pain, I did it a few more times, but then I just couldnt do it anymore, and stopped, by the end of the weekend I was in so much pain I couldnt move it.  went to the DR , of course xray came back clear, so after a couple of weeks they scheduled an MRI, I couldnt get in till after new years , and it showed three different things that are wrong with it, but the main thing is what they call a SLAP TEAR INJURY .  Awesome.  So rescheduled the Dr appointment for this coming WED, I hope to have a plan of action for the treatment  after the visit.    it has been a very long and very frustrating injury, you would be shocked at how much you use your shoulder.   The pain is so constant, that when I move it , and DO NOT feel pain, I am aware of it.  

 Ok that is all for now, I have kept you for a while. Stay safe, Stay warm, and have a happy and healthy week!  

UPDATE AT 7:33 PM SUNDAY NIGHT. School cancelled again on Monday due to so many schools in the district not having power. Perfect. 

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