Wednesday, December 1, 2010

4 months to the day!

Well, it's been exactly 4 months since I crashed my bike, and let me tell you what -- I am over this whole recovery-mode thing! I'm still using one crutch, still not quite full-time at work, still in physical therapy, still getting tired easily, still not working out at the gym, still not really dieting well enough to compensate for that, and still spending too much time on the couch.

So, yes, all those things kind of suck. To top it off, I also caught a NASTY cold from my darling husband this week. (Although, he was sick while we were in Reno last week for Breanne's wedding... at least I get to rest easy at home).

Okay, but my point of this blog isn't to just complain, (I feel like I've been doing plenty of that and feeling plenty sorry for myself enough this week). Instead, I'm writing to cheer myself up, and remember all the good things that have been going on the last 4 months.

1. We went to Breanne's fabulous wedding. So much fun, and what a beautiful bride! While we were in town we also got to catch up with some old friends.
2. I got to head up to Tahoe, if only but for a brief few minutes. Portland and Tahoe are my two happy places, and since I live in one, it's always nice to be able to visit the other.
3. I, ummm, didn't die in my bicycle crash,
and I am technically on my way to making a full recovery.

4. After I crashed, I realized how loved by family and friends I truly am. So many cards, flowers, hospital and home visits, meals cooked, etc. The people in my life are freakin' AWESOME!
5. I'm working at a job where my bosses have been nothing but supportive and understanding as I recover. That has certainly taken a ton of stress off my plate.

6. It's the holidays, and I love shopping for people and making my girlfriends and family members jewelry!
7. I have the best husband in the entire world. He always knows what to do and say to make me feel better. He takes such good care of me, and I don't know what I did to deserve such a wonderful guy in my life!

8. I have such a wonderful group of close friends in Portland....
all of whom have really been there for me as I heal.
9. My sister-in-law kicks ASS! She is so wonderful, and I am so lucky I can consider her one of my best friends. Her husband is pretty rad, too. Thank God for those two!

10. Come to think of it... my husband's whole family is pretty sweet. They've all really been there for me over the last few years (and months).

11. My Dad lives close to me in Portland. Thank goodness for that. It is certainly very difficult to watch him go through Alzheimer's, but every moment I get to spend with him is still a blessing. He also remembers that I crashed my bike, opens doors for me, liked pushing me around in my wheel chair, and hands me my crutches. Even in his sickness, he's a great caretaker.

12. We have a wonderful home. It's small but cozy, and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else right now. Good thing, too... since I've spent A LOT of time here lately...
13. My dog completes me. What great company as I get better...

14. I'm so lucky to have an amazing 'lil sis...
who's become a part of our family and who I love so much!
15. I feel blessed that so many people in my family live in Oregon!
I love seeing them on a regular basis.

That's it for tonight. Feeling much better now.


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