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Home again today with the child. Poor thing. :(

I was cooking her breakfast this morning and somehow, some way, I tweaked my back (right lat) and it now hurts like a motherfucker. No other way to say it: motherfucker.

Some pain I'm able to work my way through without being a raging GRRRRRR...back hurts are not one of them. So I'm crabby and short tempered, which is not the way to be when there's a sick child. :( It's all under control, and I took some pain meds (that are borderline expired...yeah, I don't go to the doctor that often), and am stretching frequently and with much grimace, so I should be ok in a few hours. Until then...GRRRRRR...but all on the inside.

The Mister is working from home today, so he's here to help if there are any emergencies or other such nonsense. Thank goodness.

I need to get this fixed ASAP TODAY because tomorrow is a gym day. First one in forever. :( Moving an hour+ away from town has created a situation where I've been forced to give up a few things. We don't eat out nearly as often (we're honestly down to about 1x per week, if that...the money we have saved has been astronomical), I don't get bookstore visits on the weekend (more money saved, even though I tend to binge buy when we DO go), and the gym got nixxed in favor of the barn.

I seem to have hit a plateau with dropping the pounds, so it's time to get back to the weights. Meh. The good news is I lost all I gained in my few months of not paying attention plus some. :) Go me! With all that said, I am putting this ON PAPER(ish): I will be going to the gym M/W/F for the next four weeks. I'll readjust then. *nod* I'll miss the barn 1x a week and Mister will have to do the stuff I usually do on Mondays/Fridays (quick errands, grocery store), but it should be OK.

The other two nights, I vow to do stretchy crap with my free weights at home. That always makes me feel better. Always.


I put out a call for people interested in a virtual writing group and got four bites. One fish I may have to toss back in the water. It's not that I don't love him, adore him, admire his work, appreciate his talent, but he's got a frenetic personality that stirs me up. I don't need help getting stirred up -- I've got that covered; I need help settling down into the task of writing. I need a community of writers I respect. I need an Algonquin. *nod*


(An Hour Later)

My back is still being a dumbshit. Couch sitting = NOT GOOD. Office chair = OK FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. Bed = NICE (but getting up is a bitch).


I'm still going to the gym tomorrow because I WILL NOT LET PAIN WIN.

(Unless it's a paper cut pain; that is debilitating.)


I started reading _Armada_, the 2nd book by the dude who wrote _Ready Player One_. He is missing the mark all over the place on this one, which is sad. It's not bad enough to not finish, but unlike RPO, it's not good enough to read twice.


There's a show on one of the Dish channels called "That Old Barn" or "I Love Old Barns" or something like that. I stumbled upon it last night and about shit rainbows all over myself -- "THIS IS A THING????" "THIS IS REAL?????"

I spent 30 minutes watching a show about barns, it's true. At one point, I found out that there is a 2 day barn tour in Kansas. Repeat the "THIS IS A THING????" and "THIS IS REAL????" disbelief/happiness.

After the show I was adamant about us sticking to our guns and finding a place with a barn and enough land for me to have my goats and chickens.


It might even be affordable if the consulting thing Mister is being approached about pans out. While I'm skeptical about the amount of money that is being said could happen, a part of me -- the seriously optimistic side -- is already counting her chickens. The thing is, for what he does and what he knows, the total is not just possible, it's probable. Fixing the Matrix (which is what he does) requires a very specialized and rare individual. The problem with consulting is that he's just not a salesman, but now he's got a salesman who can find clients. Or who has found clients, I should say.

It's all convoluted and nothing is set in stone, but I'll say this much: it's the possibility for an amazing opportunity. Really, that's all anyone could ask for, you know?


The other night I finished "American Horror Story: Hotel" and I think it is the best out of the bunch except for MAYBE the first one. Lady Gaga was phenomenal and I LOVED the entire cast. There was heart to this incarnation of the story that was lacking in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th, an honest sense of sentiment that was touching, poignant, beautiful. Also, the humor was subtle and crisp -- a juicy tart apple that was surprisingly delicious. Mostly, though, it didn't have the pain porn feel that 3 and 4 seemed to continually masturbate to, which was a welcome change.

This summer I think I'll rewatch the first go and Hotel and enjoy them again. Yeah. That good. :)


The sun is out in full force today. Even if I wanted to take a nap, it would be difficult since the room where we sleep is the old sun room and, well, it's sunny in there. >.< I may have Mister tack up a few blankets for the day and at least stretch out. Maybe I'll doze a bit and dream of old barns and Benedict Cumberbatch and goats. *nod* I can dig that.


Date: 2016-01-28 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Are Benedict and the goats in the same dream?
Cuz that's a bit disturbing.


Date: 2016-01-30 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Same dream, but as far as I'm concerned, Benedict with ANYTHING else is AOK #1 SAILOR.


Date: 2016-01-29 03:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Girl, ALL the best barn tours are in Kansas. :). Kate and I got married in a field adjacent to a 8,000-square-foot, four-story barn. I can send ya pics of us and the barn, focus on the barn. ;-)

Date: 2016-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
PICTURES OF YOU AND KATE AND BARNS!!!!! Send send send send. *squee*

Date: 2016-01-29 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
i think, speaking as a PT, that it would be foolish to go to the gym. i pulled my right lat too, and i have been resting it in PT. we just started yesterday with some very gentle exercise, almost just range of motion.

Date: 2016-01-30 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Why would it be foolish to go to the gym? Perhaps working that muscle group might be a bad idea, but I have legs that need love, too....not to mention cardio.

I iced immediately, anti-inflamed, and did slow rolls and stretches to ease the pain and make the muscle pliable. It worked wonders and the pain was gone today for the most part.

I guess I've injured muscles so often in sports that I've never looked at any of them except the most serious as anything other than a stupidasspainful pain in the butt I've had to work around for a period of time and I've always felt better when I've taken care of areas of minor injury without totally babying them.

If my massage chick had been up here when all this had happened, I would have been fully recovered within the hour; she's magic.

Date: 2016-01-30 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
ok, i was specifically meaning that you shouldn't work that muscle group. i would never make anyone clench through the pain, but it sounds like it wasn't so bad. so many people are, "no pain, no gain!" but that isn't really how you should treat your body. sometimes it needs rest, ice, anti-inflammatories to heal. sometimes it needs a little stretching.

Date: 2016-02-08 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And I skipped the gym today. I let the pain win. Now I am ashamed!


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