Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Salon: Healing

 Good Sunday morning!  It's good to be back, establish a sense of normal again.  This week has been anything but normal.  Coming off the Half-Marathon on Sunday, my body was sore and creaky and I found myself really favoring my right foot, more than ever before.  It was pretty clear to me that I won't be running any time soon...this puppy is going to need some time to heal.  I have an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist in a week to get some help/advice/transplant (ha!).  

I also spent a majority of the week at a buttload of doctor's visits, attempting to resolve my son's ongoing back issues.  We ended up getting an MRI, so in another week or so, we should have a better idea of what we are dealing with.  We all are dragging under the strain of this one.  It is hard to tell an active 13-year-old boy that he can't do anything physical.  

I DID throw myself a bone and golf with my league for the first time in, like...six months.  It felt good, getting out there and whacking that ball around, seeing the ladies.

We also celebrated my daughter's 15th birthday and my dad's birthday last night at our favorite Italian restaurant, Enzo's on the Lake.  It is mind-blowing to me that I have a child that is 15.  For all of you with little ones, cherish every second because time goes by so fast.  Yesterday she was learning how to walk, and now she is learning how to drive.  OMG!

I've been working on a game plan to cover some books whose authors will be attending this year's University of Central Florida Book Festival, which is in mid-April.  You all know I am the world's slowest reader in print, so I'm hoping for best that I'll be able to maybe start reviewing a book each Friday beginning in a couple of weeks, until the start of the festival.  I'm going to give it my best college try.  We have some amazing authors coming this year!  (All the while, my MUST READ NOW stack just grows and grows.)  

So this week, I have been reading Peter Geye's "The Lighthouse Road", one of the UCF Book Festival features, and I'm really enjoying it.  I'm hoping to have it finished today.  I also listened to Hank Crumpton's "The Art of Intelligence" on audio, and it was fascinating.  Spies, chasing terrorists, and cool stuff like that.  I have now just started Erica Bauermeister's "The Lost Art of Mixing", the sequel to "The School of Essential Ingredients" that I fell in love with a few years ago.  Cassandra Campbell narrates this book as well, so I am sure it is going to be very enjoyable.

Looking forward to an average Sunday with church, animal shelter and a nap!  Ha!  What are you all up to today?  

     

15 comments:

Julie P. said...

I'm so sorry about your injuries! I hope you take the time to heal. Sending you positive thoughts!!!

bermudaonion said...

We have a friend who's been an avid runner for years and his doctor told him absolutely no running again EVER. I think it's hard on your joints as you, ahem, mature.

If you think having a 15 year old is mind blowing, wait until she is 25! When I love at Vance, it's hard for me to believe that adult grew inside of me. Good luck with the driving! Once she gets her license and you get used to it, you'll like it.

JoAnn said...

Ack, don't get me started on teaching kids to drive. Seems like my oldest was 15 just last year and now she turned 23 this month - how did that happen???
Hope you get some answers/relief from all the recent doctor visits.

Anita said...

I just took a picture of my UCF books to read yesterday. Maybe I'll include it in a post! Naturally I can't read everything and I've had to make some choices!!
Hope your foot begins to feel better soon. I'll keep your son in my thoughts, yes our children's health concerns are difficult.

Carrie K. said...

Campbell is the perfect choice to narrate Lost Art of Mixing - I loved that book.

And don't get me started about the kids growing up! In the fall, I'll have one in college (early), one in high school, one in middle school, and only one left in elementary. Sob.

Carrie K. said...

Campbell is the perfect choice to narrate Lost Art of Mixing - I loved that book.

And don't get me started about the kids growing up! In the fall, I'll have one in college (early), one in high school, one in middle school, and only one left in elementary. Sob.

Carrie K. said...

Campbell is the perfect choice to narrate Lost Art of Mixing - I loved that book.

And don't get me started about the kids growing up! In the fall, I'll have one in college (early), one in high school, one in middle school, and only one left in elementary. Sob.

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

I'm still in awe at you about that half marathon! But I am sorry to hear about your foot. :(

UCF Book Festival might not work out for me this year, sadly. You know my work situation right now. I will still hope, though!!

Nise' said...

I am sorry your son is having back problems, as one who suffers, I hope the MRI gives you answers. Hope your foot heals quickly.

softdrink said...

Hooray for The Lighthouse Road! I just loved that book, even if it was set in the frozen tundra of the north and the cover gave me the shivers every time I looked at it. ;-D

Jenners said...

Wow … 15! That seems … impossible. Treat yourself and let yourself recover so you can do more impressing us with your running. And good luck figuring out what is plaguing your son. Back issues are the worst.

Marie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your foot problems and your son's back issues. I hope everyone heals up fast. :-)

Ti said...

Foot issues are no fun. It took me months of wearing ugly, supportive shoes for my foot issue to resolve itself.

I love Peter Geye! Lighthouse Road was a bit darker than Sea, but I still enjoyed it very much.

I hear you on the driving thing. I spent the entire weekend taking the boy all over town! I am tired of doing this but at the same time, not ready for him to be driving. He is going to be 15 in July so it's coming.

raych said...

OMG 15 years old! *clutches Eleanor*

Kathleen said...

I can't believe your daughter is 15. I think I have been reading your blog for around 4 years which means she was just a little girl then. Time flies, doesn't it? My son is 19 next month and I can't believe it. There's no denying that my son is a man now. Jeesh, when did I get so darn old?