At the beginning of January, after a wearisome office move to a new space, I looked at my calendar for the remainder of the month . . . and balked.
Then, in an exasperated sigh, I placed the back of my hand on my brow and collapsed into a heap onto my couch, declaring that I wanted to say “No” to every possible engagement for the rest of the month.
I went to them all. I don’t regret it.
After a big move (and over coming a nasty cold…thanks to an abundance of rich foods during December celebrations), I needed a lot of rest and down time.
Some nights, I crashed at 6 PM for the night. Yes. I did.
I drank tons of water, I received chiropractic adjustments, I rested, and I started a detoxifying purification program along with several of my patients.
Here I am on the brink of February, and I feel pretty darn good.
I’m learning so many amazing new vegetable dishes–I’ve expanded my culinary breadth for winter meals. My son has a blast helping me in the kitchen almost daily.
Also, I’ve been knocking out several crafting projects this month. I may not yet know the full menu of what I want to serve my family for Valentine’s Day, but I know how I want to decorate the table! My son helped me whip up a fun table topper today. So enthused to dress up my table, I found more fun fabric on fabric.com plus a 10% off coupon from retailmenot.com. Fun projects for wintry days when I’m longing for spring.
With the fabric scrap, I made him a parade flag on a yardstick in the spirit of our latest reading adventures of Beezus and Ramona.
To round-out another craft project we completed earlier in the week–which my son turned into a fishing game with scissors and scraps (don’t ask), we hung our Ikea napkin wall flowers above our dining table.
So, you may not have read multiple posts by me on a regular basis. Yes, I’m living life . . . adapting to a new schedule and routine . . . and little by little, I’m figuring out how to incorporate regular blogging (for both blogs) into my life in addition to an almost daily newsletter posting for the awesome folks who are joining me in this purification program.
A week ago, I worked a full-day with few breaks providing chiropractic adjustments to elite athletes at a Crossfit competition here in Charlottesville. It was SO much fun! Photos and more at Spinal Health & Wellness.
Friday night, after a full day of patients, I went to the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville for the Brawl in the Cage fights. I assisted and observed my colleague perform 40 fighter physical exams plus ring side attention in the event of injury (it was common) or potential neurological damage.
Blood, sweat, spit. It was intense. I should have worn a poncho. Not kidding.
During the pre-fight physicals, one fighter asked me if I liked or minded seeing blood everywhere.
My response, “As long as it’s not my own, I don’t mind.”
Let’s just say being an on-site physician for 15 MMA fights is a completely different feel than a post-partum check-up immediately after a birth. Very different, but both are quite interesting.
Just wanted to give you a quick recap with a few photos to highlight my January experience of a new and limitless year.
I’m enjoying our new office space, loving time with my family, and taking the winter weather in stride.
Stay tuned . . . this week, we launch the Valentine’s Day Gift Guide with fun gift ideas for the whole family, some cool discounts for readers, and giveaways. So FUN!
How is your start to 2011?