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Summer Is In Session

Summer Is In Session

So last Friday was the last day of school for the year for my boys (well, the older two, baby finished kindergarten on Wednesday!) They brought home their report cards and I have to tell you I was….unhappy. Very unhappy. I thought I was paying enough attention to how they were doing, but clearly not. One especially struggled with math this year and it took a failing grade on a PAT for me to see just how hard of a time he is having. I...

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Almost There

Almost There

I’m almost there! Almost fully healed that is – I’d say I’m at about 95%. Two months ago when I had my wrist surgery (open reduction, internal fixation, aka ORIF) I couldn’t have imagined feeling as strong now as I do. My hand is not 100%, but I have strength again, I have flexibility, I feel like myself – and those are some amazing things! Look, even my scar looks pretty good now, especially compared to...

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Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

I”m pretty sure this is going to be a rambly post – but I actually have a little free time and I feel like writing! It’s a Saturday morning and there is no soccer in March/April (what a weird feeling!) – well at least not right now. I guess sometime later in April there will be practices starting up since the outdoor season kicks off May 1. Assuming the snow ever melts. Which is a crazy thing to assume, since the...

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Slow and Fast

Slow and Fast

Time is going by both slow and fast right now. My broken wrist is slowly improving and healing. I’m now in a hard splint instead of my bulky surgical dressing. X-rays showed that everything is going as well as could be expected. I am doing range of movement exercises every day. But it’ll be weeks before I’m 100%. And that makes things feel so SLOW. Especially my typing speed. Although I am kind of typing this with both...

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Managing the Madness

Managing the Madness

So here I am, almost two weeks post-surgery and I’m managing. It’s not easy being effectively one-handed, but it sure does give you appreciation for how hard it must be to be without a hand entirely. Putting your hair into a ponytail is a barely possible, let alone all the regular stuff that is just plain hard right now! But I’m catching up on work, I’ve attended some soccer games and a track meet and I manage to...

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Surgical Setback

Surgical Setback

So that half-marathon I registered for? It’s not happening probably. My first week of training was going pretty well, until I hopped on my bike trainer for cross-training on day 6. Things went to hell in a flash. The flash was the bike somehow coming off the trainer and throwing me, bike and all, hard to the left. I landed on my wrist. A diagnosis of a fractured wrist left me in a pretty pink cast after a (thankfully) fast trip to...

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Season Enders

Season Enders

This weekend two of my boys unofficially ended their soccer seasons. One does still have a tournament at the end of February, and the other’s team is on a waiting list, but they had their last games of the regular season. One had a rough first 2/3 of the season but ended on a 4 game winning streak. One had a great first 2/3 of the season, but ended on a 5 game losing streak. Of course it was the one I assistant coach on that...

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