So it’s been four months since my inaugural post and I’m just now getting to my second post. Who would have thought blogging would be so hard to make time for?
Well I do have a good excuse for not writing in October and November. Milton went bye-bye. Who’s Milton, you ask? He was my tumor. See, I had this tumor on my ovary that was causing me pain – it was like having cramps 24-7. The pain kept getting worse to the point that working out (if I managed to even finish a work out) would wipe me out for days. So in October, a very awesome doctor cut it out. We were expecting a small 5 cm tumor. From what the doctor told me, they cut the incision and stuck a camera in and found a tumor the size of a guy’s fist. No wonder I had pain!
Needless to say, my recovery took a lot longer than the 2 weeks they thought it would take. My husband was great, he carried me from the couch to the bathroom, he sponge bathed me, he put the dog’s beds together and slept on them in the living room so that he could be there to help me shift position or to get me a drink and hand me my pain pills. I thought I’d get a lot of knitting done but turns out you really don’t have any strength for knitting after a major surgery. I slept, would wake up for pills and to eat some jello, and then sleep some more. Then I had the joys of getting an infection inside one of my incisions – oh so fun – I highly recommend it /sarcasm. Spent a month on antibiotics until finally I used tweezers and pulled two internal stitches out and the infection cleared up within a few days.
So in the beginning of December I was cleared to finally, finally, start working out. So I went to Zumba and it was hard. It felt like all my muscles had disappeared and I was so weak, I had to take breaks during Zumba. Who has to take breaks during Zumba?? With the holidays, it was hard to go with any regularity, however I’m finally starting to get into a routine. I can last the entire hour Zumba class now and am thinking I can begin to add some other workouts into the mix.
So that brings me to my 2012 resolutions. Supposedly, some whackadoodles believe the world is ending this year, something about a Mayan Calendar. Seriously, isn’t there someone somewhere predicting the world is going to end every week? So in honor of the whackadoodles – my resolutions are going to be FUN. Things I enjoy! May as well enjoy my last year or months, or however long the crazies say we have left. They can be boring and serious; I’m going to enjoy myself, especially the day after whatever the end-of-the-world deadline is when I can sit back and laugh at the loons who believe this silliness. Seriously, what do they say to each other the next day when every one is still here and nothing has changed? I’m looking at you Harold Camping.
So my resolutions this year:
1. Knit from stash (isn’t this what every knitter says until they see that skein of MadTosh on sale or come across that rare skein of unicorn pubes?)
2. Take time to pamper myself each month, whether giving myself a pedicure or manicure, or treating myself to some yummy cheese.
3. Try cooking new dishes. We eat rice, steamed veggies, and more rice. It’s time to branch out. I got a wok and a 5 qt. crockpot for giftmas, I plan on putting those to good use. And if the husband won’t eat them or doesn’t like them, well that’s more yummy goodness for me. I’ll make sure to play it safe and have leftovers for him in case he doesn’t like it.
4. Work out more. Say wut – thought this was to be fun stuff, right? Well, for me, working out is fun. I enjoy it, especially how I feel afterwards. I’m not going to set a goal for weight loss or for working out x times a week or month. Rather, I’m just going to feel good about the fact that I’m working out at all and that I manage to find time to work out. Why set myself up for failure and feeling bad when I can set myself up to feel good?
5. And finally, blogging more. If I blog more frequently, they won’t need to be teal deers, right? I’ll continue to write about working out and knitting, however maybe I can share a recipe or a new favorite yarn or a new favorite shop on Etsy.
’til next time, Happy New Year!