Saturday, August 27, 2011

Greater Tuberosity

Do those words mean anything to you?  They didn't to me until this past week.  I fell in my house last Monday (8/15) and apparently did some damage.  I have a non-displaced greater tuberosity fracture.  Basically, I broke a bone in my shoulder.  What?!  I didn't fall that far/hard!  Apparently it was enough.  The Dr. said it was probably already weak from something else and the fall just kind of did it in.  Awesome.  So I have some definite limited mobility in my left arm.  I go to physical therapy Monday morning so hopefully I will be on the road to recovery quickly.

On the plus side, I have only been through the drive through once since this happened since I quickly discovered that getting my food with my left arm was a problem.  However, getting a ticket for the parking garage and going to the ATM are also a challenge.  Reaching for anything that requires my upper arm to move away from my body is bad news.  I hope it heals fast!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Nellie and Erin's Columbia Adventure

So this morning I get this text from Nellie that says she has no kids till like 8 tonight and that she wants to do something.  I had no plans today so I immediately think "ROAD TRIP" and luckily she was game.  We decided to head to Columbia for the day.  

In the car heading out. 

 I quickly got excited because 1) I haven't been to Columbia on a random day in quite some time and 2) I was going to get Nellie to myself for the whole afternoon.  I also immediately started thinking of all of our lunch options - what delicious CoMo food was I going to eat today?  We decided on Shakespeare's.

Our pizza name was Nellie the Ninja.  
See her blog for why she loved having it announced to the whole restaurant.  

We had salad and cheese bread and pizza, oh my.  

It was really really good.  

After we ate we walked around campus for awhile and I gave the nickel tour and reminisced a bit.  It's such a pretty campus and the weather was perfect for walking around.  We stopped by the alumni center and saw my brick: 

And took pictures with Beetle Bailey


Beetle sandwich

We went to the new student center too since I hadn't been in it yet.  Since classes start tomorrow the bookstore was a zoo - they didn't have nearly enough registers open (but they were set up - strange) so I didn't get to buy the shirt and new license plate frame I found.  Oh well, another time I guess.  

Stopped by the columns too. 

I felt like we needed a picture. 

Then thought maybe I should try to actually get the columns in there.  

It was a fun trip and great to just talk about whatever.  Definitely something we should do again! 

More Florida pics

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I love the beach

This week I'm in Florida with my mom, sister and nephew.  We left early Sunday morning.  I had to get up before the sun came up.  I hate that.  

But then we got here and I saw this:

Totally worth getting up at 5am.

I'm here!  Yay!


Mom on the beach

More ocean.  Really this is what we've been doing. 

I wrote my name in the sand :)

Of course there were also drinks a the poolside bar (daiquiri's this time)

It did get a little cloudy and rain some.  

My sister (Kristen) and I got over it.  
Margaritas helped. 

But we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset.  


There are more pictures on my actual camera but I've only uploaded the phone ones so far.  So you'll just have to wait.  :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


1. What is your occupation right now
-Development at NMSS 

2.What color are your socks right now?
-currently I am barefoot
3. What are you listening to right now?
-one of the bring it on movies on ABC Family 
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
-leftover pizza
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
-I can indeed 
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
7. Do you like the person you stole this blog from?
-Nellie? The person I had dinner and hung out with all last night? Naw.
8. How old are you today?
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
-Baseball or college football
10. What is your favorite drink?
-I like beer you can't see through and mixed drinks that are pretty colors. Otherwise I drink water.
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
-I don't think you'd recognize me with my natural hair color
12. Favorite food?
-Ice cream
13. What is the last movie you watched?
-I am watching one of the bring it on movies right now, but I watched Easy A with Nellie last night
14. Favorite day of the year?
-My birthday, the day after Bike and Christmas are all at the top of the list
15. How do you vent anger? 
 -To other people usually. 
16. What was your favorite toy as a child?- I had this bear named Smokey that I loved but there were many favorites 
17. What is your favorite season?
18. Cherries or Blueberries?
19. Do you want your friends to blog this survey?
-um, sure?
20. Where is you favorite place to escape?
-the water- beach, lake, creek - I love it all
21. Favorite Tv Show?
-The Amazing Race... but currently I am loving Switched at Birth 
22. Living arrangements?
-I own a townhouse in St. Charles
23. When was the last time you cried?
-Since I'm on my period I cried during Extreme Makeover Home Edition this morning.  
24. What is on the floor of your closet?
-laundry baskets and clothes that have to go to the dry cleaner 
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
-Lindsey and Sara are oldest friends who I am not related to.  Those girls have put up with me since kindergarten.  God bless them.  
26. What did you do last night?
- ate pizza and watched movies with Nellie and played with her girls
27. What are you most afraid of?
-you mean besides bugs?
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
29. Favorite dog breed?
-ones with good manners 
30. Favorite day of the week?
31. How many states have you lived in?
-just the one.  I'm boring. 
32. Diamonds or pearls? 
33. What is your favorite flower?