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Jan 162015
 

Psst…Happy birthday to my good friends Sam and Claire!!

Hooray, hooray – It’s Friday! Thank goodness. I for one am ready for this long weekend. Plus this means it’s officially one week after my surgery, which hopefully means I just have about three more to go before I can walk again. #GimpLife

As usual, here’s a look at some of the things I’ve been loving this week. Most of them are surgery related because that’s my life right now. Sorry!

Favorite Sip

For Fabio’s birthday I gave him a goodie bag filled with some of his favorite little treats as part of his birthday present. One item I put in his gift bag was Sleepytime tea, which I had heard a lot about but never tried before. Although Fabio is still too stubborn to really embrace the tea, I’ve been loving it this week in my favorite mug that Jess got me for Christmas.

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The evenings are when my foot is most painful – probably because I have nothing to keep my mind off the pain – and I have found that this tea really calms me down and gets me ready for bed. I’m loving it!

Favorite Deliveries

This week I got two awesome deliveries. First, on Monday an edible arrangement showed up at my door from my work. The people I work with are the BEST!

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Not only are they letting me work from home while I’m on crutches, but my coworkers have been sending me texts and emails all week to check on my progress. This edible arrangement was just the icing on the cake (the chocolate on the fruit?). Yum.

Then on Wednesday I got this awesome delivery from Catrina – a 10 lb. kettlebell! The note said to use the kettlebell for strengthening my arms and abs. She knows me so well.

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What a great gift!

Honestly these two deliveries on top of all the flowers, cards, and snacks I got over the weekend have just shown me how truly blessed I am. I’m so lucky to have so many caring people in my life.

Favorite Buddy

Jack is just the best little companion. He has been keeping me company all week, and has been doing a great job of keeping me happy. He definitely knows I’m hurt – he has been sniffing my foot and gently licking my ankle and other areas near the bandage – but he’s been very gentle and is careful not to hurt me. How do dogs know these things??

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Favorite Gadgets for Injuries

After my surgery my dad dropped off a bunch of gadgets to help me recover, but there have been two that stand out to me as the most effective. First, I just have to proclaim my love (once again) for the iWalk 2.0 Hands-free crutch.

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This thing is truly amazing, and allows me to walk around using both hands, almost as if I wasn’t injured. Of course you do have to be super careful to make sure you don’t trip, slip, or fall, but regular crutches have that hazard too. It’s pretty expensive, but if you know you’re going to be on crutches for a while due to a lower leg injury, I think this is 100% worth it. I call the iWalk my “peg leg” and I don’t know what I’d do without it.

My other favorite gadget is my shower chair! My dad got me this too, and although I’m not sure where he bought it, it looks like they’re available from a bunch of places online.

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This chair allows me to sit in the shower with my leg outside of the tub (since it can’t get wet) and that way I don’t have to worry about standing dangerously on one leg in the shower. Win! This thing is amazing.

Favorite Problem Solver

You guys – my mom is the queen of solving problems this week. So remember that beautiful Lilly dress I got for our trip to Jamaica?

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Well wouldn’t you know it – it got totally ruined in my suitcase on the way home. I won’t go too much into the details, but it had something to do with some MALE person asking me to put a bottle of Jamaican rum in some FEMALE person’s suitcase (his was too heavy, naturally) despite some FEMALE warning him that the bottle would probably break and ruin clothes in said FEMALE person’s suitcase. Mmmhmm. He told me a plastic bag would solve the problem but – unfortunately – he was wrong and two of my dresses were ruined. 🙁 I took them to the dry cleaner, but no dice.

My mom felt really bad for me since she had just bought me this dress, so she bought me a replacement one. ISN’T SHE THE BEST?!

Then she came over on Monday to take care of me, and baked me a delicious batch of brownies. Unfortunately Jack ATE ALL THE BROWNIES while we were at my doctor’s appointment (I’m pretty sure I asked that MALE person to put them away carefully…hello I’m on crutches or I’d do it myself) so my mom made me a second batch when we got home from the doctor. Phew.

I’m tellin’ ya’, my mom is probably the best problem solver there is. THANKS MOM!!

Alright guys, that’s all I have for you today. Happy Friday!

Question of the day: What fun weekend plans do you have?

I for one am looking forward to getting out of this house!! Yep, I  guess I’m starting to get just a little stir-crazy.

 Posted by on January 16, 2015

  10 Responses to “Favorite Things Friday!”

  1. Thank you for the birthday shout out 🙂 I love that monogram mug, so cute!!! Glad you are feeling lots of love 🙂

  2. That mug is the cutest! I’m a fan of sleepytime tea too 🙂 No plans for the weekend yet, but I’m okay with that! A Target trip may be in the works 🙂

  3. Your mum and dad are so lovely. I wish my mum could bake (well she can bake but only Victoria sponges…).
    I think it’s hilarious that you tried to get Fabio to drink the tea and he wasn’t keen so you drink it instead. Sounds exactly like Ben and me. If it doesn’t have two heaped sugars in it it’s not tea apparently…
    OMG I can’t believe your dresses were ruined as well – boys!!

  4. I have the same mug Chelsea! I love it.

    How nice of your mom! Glad you were able to get another one because that dress looked so cute on you.

    Hope you have a relaxing pain free weekend!

  5. I can’t get Chris to jump on the tea wagon either! I love tea, especially on cold nights, and sleepytime tea definitely does help relax me. The only sucky part is now I have to be SUPER careful about my teas (I can’t drink half the ones in my pantry at the moment), since there are certain herbs you can’t have while pregnant. So I have to check all the labels and forgo some of my favorites. Bummer!

    Also, I hope Jack is ok with all that chocolate!!! Silly boys.

    • I was worried about the chocolate too! Apparently they only get sick if it’s like three pounds of chocolate, and this wasn’t nearly that much so he should be ok. I’m watching him like a hawk though!!

  6. What nice presents! When I moved, my friend (who is a physical therapist), ended up sending me an ice pack and leukotape because I told her my knee felt weird again after a run. Good friends are the best!

    Glad you got another dress and brownies!

  7. I’m dying over here at the last few paragraphs! Female and Male, they are a funny bunch! Glad to hear you are feeling better and have treats to look forward to. Your peg leg looks dope, it seems like it would be worth the investment. xoxo, ganeeban

  8. How nice of your mom to get you another dress! That dress is beautiful and I think I would have been so, so mad at my male if his rum had ruined a dress like that! Good thing your mom came to the rescue 🙂

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