Posts Tagged ‘grateful’

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012

I was up early preparing for the main event tonight. Here is a sneak peak of a chocolate pecan tart in process.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I am grateful to have close friends and family joining us this year, and to welcome little Landon, 6 weeks old to his first Thanksgiving celebration. In the last few weeks, I have been through a hurricane and power outage, a Nor’easter, a fractured knee and a work marathon, but I am thankful that each of those incidents were not worse than they were.

I have also experienced the birth of a beautiful baby boy, the gracious support and concern of others, and the gift of an opportunity to do something I have only dared to dream of doing.

I hope that you all have much to be thankful for as well. I will share photos of our celebration soon.

Enjoy!

 

Brace Yourself

November 15, 2012

I saw an orthopedic /sports medicine doctor today, who diagnosed me with a fractured patella. It remains a mystery as to how I could have fractured my knee, when there was no trauma, but somehow I managed to do it. I am very talented that way.

I am now the proud owner of a huge, ugly, clumsy knee brace that goes from mid thigh to my calf.  It is in 3 non-harmonious shades of blue, that looks terrible with everything.

It is ironic, that the pain was becoming manageable, I could bend my knee,and walk gingerly. Now, I am unable to so any of that, thanks to the brace.

I spent $60 on taxis today, and could barely get in with my stiff unbendable leg.  The pain in my knee is becoming a pain in the butt, but it could be so much worse than it is.

It’s been a crazy few weeks of hurricanes, elections, freak blizzards, an insanely busy work schedule and now, a fractured knee cap! All in all, each of those things could have turned out so much worse than they have , and I am grateful that in the end, they are all just big inconveniences.

The good news is that once this heals, I should be able to resume running, cycling and high impact circuit training again. It’s going to be a long 4 weeks, but I am relieved that it is something easily treatable that does not require surgical repair,or have long term ramifications.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving to enjoy time with my family and friends, and reflect on all the good things that have happened this year.

( and maybe get to cuddle little Landon who will be 6 weeks old by then!)


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