Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Mishmash

Greetings from Oregon! My flight was long but uneventful (except for the part where the flight crew rushed the boarding and take off from San Jose to avoid getting stuck while Air Force One was flying in), my parents picked me up at the airport, and we've had a nice lunch and dinner out, as well as gotten in a little shopping already! On tap for today is a haircut for my mother, followed by pedicures for us both - ooh la la! Then, you guessed, it, more shopping. Hmmm, I'm beginning to see where I get that gene from, lol!

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Finally, I have an ankle update...and while I'm glad to have an answer, I'm not too happy about it. Along with the bone chips, the MRI shows that I have a contusion inside the bone, which the doctor also called a "bruised bone" - he said it's not a stress fracture, but rather a stress reaction caused, most likely, by the repetitive pounding of running (or constantly kicking of my ankle, lol). The good news is that the ligaments and tendons are all intact. The not-so-good news is that he predicts (who is he, Punxsutawney Phil?) another four to six weeks of no running (or jumping, were I so inclined to pick up a jump rope).

So in case you are keeping track, this means I am not running the Austin half, the GLOW run 5K, the Armadillo Dash half, or the Dallas Rock and Roll Half. I guess most of this running season was not meant to be. However, I do plan on making my 2011 racing debut as part of team Carpe Criem in the Blue Bell 10K relay fun run on April 9th. Who is team Carpe Criem? Me, Jeff, Kelly and her husband Chuck! How fun will this be??? Instead of a baton, we will hand off an ice cream scooper from teammate to teammate! And after the race? All the ice cream you can eat! It's like our own mini version of the Hood-to-Coast relay. So I have that to look forward to.

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Look what Jeff brought me for Valentines Day - a Starbucks gift card, packed into a cup full of coffee beans, and a bag of crack coconut M&Ms! I have the cup of beans on my desk and periodically pick it up and inhale the aroma...it smells so good! I wonder if they make coffee bean perfume?

How funny, I just realized that the coloring on the candy bag matches the coloring on the Starbucks cup - they were meant to go together!

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I will be the first to admit that I know next to nothing about doing a video, but I managed to film Paco and Ginger running around like maniacs and I made a little movie. Please also enjoy the lovely "dead of winter" look that my backyard has going on - normally it's a little nicer looking. Stick with it - the action really starts about 29 seconds in:

This happens every day - Ginger escapes from her backyard and comes into our to play with Paco. They chase each other for five or ten minutes, and then she goes back home. It never fails to make me laugh!

Hope you all have a great weekend - I'm planning on it! :)

22 comments:

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  2. That was SO funny, my son even came over and said "what the heck?" That was the first time I heard your voice. I've been meaning to tell you, your house is really nice!
    Can't wait to see all the stuff you are purchasing.

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  3. What fun! Ya can't keep them apart!
    I know your foot will "heel!"
    Funny - I did a post of coffee cologne -
    causes you to be irresistible!

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  4. Ginger and Paco are hilarious. Now that I am totally in a great mood I am ready to start my day!

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  5. LOL @ Punxsutawney Phil!! I'm glad you have an answer though!

    Ginger and Paco are so funny!!

    Have a wonderful time with your Mom, Shelley. Thinking of you both and sending special prayers for the 25th.

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  6. The video is great, boy do you have a big garden. Bella would love to come over for a playdate with Paco, I'm sure :)

    That's indeed not to very good news about your ankle but you know now exactly what's wrong with it, that must be a relief. Your comeback race sounds like a lot of fun!

    Enjoy the time with your Mom! I've been thinking about you and her a lot these past few days.

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  7. That video just cracked me up!

    Sorry to hear about the ankle. You just never know - but keep on biking. :D

    Enjoy the time with your Mom and give her lots of hugs.

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  8. What Miz said. :)

    LOVE that video. And your yard is so big! Little jealous. ;-)

    Miss seeing you. Can't wait for Blue Bell but I sincerely hope that ankle is better waaaaaaayyyyy before then so you can get back to running.

    Have a fantabulous time with your mom.

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  9. I am so happy that the time with your Mom started off with a bang.

    Awwww Jeff's Valentine is really sweet and heartfelt.

    It was nice seeing your back yard, even if it is in winter mode because errr I don't even have a back yard. I have a patio. That would totally fit into a corner of your yard it looks like :-)

    Hope your weekend is spectacular!

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  10. Greetings from Oregon too! I hope you have a blast while you are here.

    I'm glad you got a diagnosis and a time line for your injury. Your race in April is going to be a good one. All the ice cream you can eat? Why don't they do stuff like that here?

    Have a wonderful weekend...I hope the snow stays away from wherever you are.

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  11. k, that was funny seeing the dogs run after each other, (or maybe it was mostly Ginger doing the chasing...) I did laugh out loud. It got to be quite the chase at one point! haha
    And wow, 40 something and still figured out how to do a video! And without any help from your technical team I assume - Impressive!

    So glad you girls are getting to have some fun; what a blessing that she feels fine physically and you can be out and about enjoying your time together.

    2 Mom! ~ all the blogger peeps are thinking about you, and it is also a pretty big prayer network as well. We pray for peace, wisdom, & health for you and the fam, and a speedy recovery for you. We also pray for your doctors.

    Chrissy

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  12. Only you would notice that the Starbuck's cup and the M&M package were color coordinated! I bet you found matching socks to wear with it!!

    Thanks so much for your continued support this past week Shelley - Tony had a rough night last night - they are doing more x-rays today to make sure there isn't some sort of blockage. :(


    Have fun with your parents!! I know you'll shop til you drop!

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  13. I loved your video Shelley! So cute! I have 2 dogs and they do that chase around the yard thing all the time. I wish I had their energy! Glad you have some answers about your ankle and believe me the fact that the tendons are intact is good news! I was so worried you would have to go through what I have. I hope it heals fast. So good that you are there in Oregon to support your Mom. I hope that all goes well for her.

    Kim

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  14. I haven't tried the coconut m&ms yet - I probably should :)

    Glad you're safely arrived in OR!

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  15. OMG, the dog video is HILARIOUS!! (and love the movie credits at the end!!) Sorry 'bout the ankle, damn. Have a GREAT time in Oregon!! Take care of yourself while you take care of your Mom!!

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  17. sorry to hear about your ankle and I hope it feels better for the ice cream run. I finally started to run again last week after four months off and I am finding it a bit sad that I can only run three miles instead of my usual six and they are VERY slow miles.

    Have fun with your mother, it sounds like you are going to make her feel like a queen.

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  18. Welcome to Oregon! I'm glad we were able to serve up a nice day for you today. Prepare for snow...

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  19. OMG Blue Bell ice cream... it's one of the few reasons I would move back to Texas. (Other than mild winters. I would enjoy a month break in the snow and cold.) Enjoy your race and Homemade Vanilla afterwards. :)

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  20. Glad to hear you have an answer on the ankle issue, even if it's a crappy answer at that. :( But at least the first race back is a fun one, and one that is all about enjoyment of the day! (And who can say no to ice cream?!)

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  21. Yikes! So you're going to work on your stride right, so you stop kicking yourself? :)

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