Friday, August 27, 2010

WRAPPIN' IT UP

I don’t know if y’all are aware of this but a week from tomorrow, Alabama will officially begin their football season AND some of us will get a four day week for labor day! Needless to say, I am looking ahead about a week. I will have an appropriate Alabama oriented blog sometime next week to express my happiness and excitement for the upcoming season. Until then though, I think I can focus enough to discuss a few other things.

First, I hope you all have nice weekends ahead of you. I don’t have any major plans tonight...I hanging with my family and I’m kind of OK with having a low key night just to relax. I am finally getting my hair done and my eyebrows waxed tomorrow. It’s been WAY too long so I’m very excited about that. Tomorrow night, I am going to Birmingham to hang with Jordan. Once football season starts, it’s hard to find time for anything else on Saturday’s. Even if there is an off weekend or an away weekend, you end up using those to catch up on all the things you couldn’t do on game day. I’m excited to see him. We are going to have a nice dinner and go see a movie...plus...we always have fun together. Sunday, I will have dinner with my parents and then I’m going to my friend David’s to watch the Emmy’s which I’m pretty pumped about. It should be a good weekend.

This week, I went to the orthopedic doctor to check on what I knew was carpel tunnel. When I sit at work, I sometimes get very sharp pains to my elbows and wrists. I also asked him about my knee pain and then numbness I get at night or when I stand for too long. He didn’t really have much to offer. I should have known that though. When it comes to your joints, the only fixes are either temporary or involve surgery. I definitely am not the kind of person that wants surgery unless I absolutely need it. I have wrist splints but I can’t type in them and they are very uncomfortable. Really, the most pain I have is in my elbows so I bought a brace that may or may not help. Anyway, he basically told me to try to get work to provide a more ergonomic work space (easier said than done) and take 3 ibuprofen in the morning and 3 at night. Seriously, I paid $45 for that. My mother told me to take ibuprofen...I suppose I should pay her too? Oh well, live and learn...I also learned that as long as I I have a job where I sit all day and as long as I exercise, I guess I will just live with aches and pains in my joints.

I guess I told y’all that just to complain but also to tell you a bit about my week. I also watched a Netflix movie this week...



My mom told me about this movie like 2 or 3 years ago and I just got around to watching it. I’m glad I finally did because it was really good. It’s about a debate team in the early 30’s at an all black college in the south. I debated in high school and college and it is so interesting to see how much it’s evolved. It’s also eye opening to see how far we’ve come in terms of race relations and how far we still have to go. I would definitely recommend this movie. You may want some tissue but it’s inspiring.

I did want to share a new food item what my mom introduced me to before I end for the day...



I was already familiar with sandwich/deli thins which are just thin pieces of bread that you can use for a bun. I was very excited about these because they are as round as a regular bagel, they just don’t include all the fluffy bread. They are actually quite good with some low fat cream cheese and a whole bagel with the 1 point Weight Watchers cream cheese makes for a 2 point breakfast and you really can’t beat that. It is especially good on days like to day when your workplace has “Flapjack Friday” and the first thing you smell when you walk in the is pancakes and bacon.

I think that’s pretty much it for my rundown of the week/weekend.

Have a good one! Bye!

“Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say.” Say-John Mayer

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