quidditchgrrl: (They're coming to take me away.)
I never knew the term "hamstrung" referred to a feeling quite as awful as the literal meaning.

Yep, I've strained my right hamstring. Not quite sure how it happened, since it's been gradually feeling icky over the last month or so. I hyperextended my knee a couple of weeks ago and that started the pain. It's a transverse strain that started out at Level I, but is now up to Level II due to stupidly tweaking it while sleep-jerking (no fair!), spinning (what was I thinking?) and vacuuming (who knew you used your hammies for that?).

I did pilates on Thursday and yoga on Friday, rather than run/spin on my lunch hour. So my abs are tighter and I'm meditated to within an inch of sanity. *twitches*

Go ahead, ask me about my neurotic tendencies and how much I hate ::meditation::

I was on the road to recovery, but yesterday was a big clean-up at the Lodge, where we (and by we, I mean me and a 65-year-old guy with raging diabetes and heart problems) schlepped and spread mulch and planted and did other outdoor work. Then Mr. K and I went to a Clippers game, walking almost a mile to and from the stadium.

Sigh. Yeowch.

What to do? I don't think I can take another "wellness" class without going batshit. Maybe yoga tomorrow (aieee) at lunch and then see how it feels on Tuesday. I think if I can keep from tweaking it for 3 or 4 days, it will recover quite nicely.

It better, 'cause I have a 10K first Sunday in June. D:

ANYWAY. Sleep has been my priority the past week or so. It's amazing to see how much better I look when I get enough shut-eye - my wonky eye is all but gone, my skin is plumper, my eyes brighter. Wish those dark circles would go away, though.

Mother's Day this year hit me hard, for some reason. Usually I don't get down or melancholy around commercial holidays or my mom's birthday, but today - GEEZ. Maybe it's all the Facebook status updates, my sister's birthday and baby shower being in the same week, maybe it's just a cyclical thing with me.

Wondering why the imminent start of uncoupling makes me want to plant a garden and decorate this place. :\ I'll update on this once the TALK has been had and there is a solid plan in place.

GOOD STUFF. The minor league ballpark here in town is new, and nice. We were sitting in the right field corner, so not sure how the new arrangement will affect the heckling. No fun if the players can't hear you!

Going out to drink absinthe with friends on Friday. Never had the stuff, so I'm looking forward to all the paraphernalia and the drinking of it. :-9

Have been slowly trying Dreamwidth - I'm quidditchgrrl over there, too. Hit me up. And THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, [livejournal.com profile] chickadilly, for the code! :D

Getting stuff together for a huge YARD SALE! Finally, get some of the material chaff outta here. Then I can just send the proceeds directly to the damn IRS and let them sort it out.

Hope all you mommas out there were able to relax for a bit today and actually ENJOY being a momma. :-)

Have a great week, y'all.
quidditchgrrl: (Run)
1. I am already baking like a loaf of bread in the sun, even with sunscreen. By the end of May the summer, my skin is going to look like Pam Anderson's. D: Possibly the glint of the sunscreen is inadvertently causing an intensified photoreaction with my skin?

2. Today I ended my 3 MONTH resolution of not buying clothing for myself! *dances* I did it! I am shamelessly addicted to clothes, workout clothing in particular. I bought a nice little Adidas tank top at Sports Authority (all the better to sear my shoulders into early melanoma).

3. I didn't buy a new pair of pants, which I sorely need. Most of mine are at the point of not fitting at all, which TOTALLY justifies buying black, brown, navy, and khaki pants tomorrow.

4. My sister and I are taking my nephew shopping tomorrow (when I will surrepticiously purchase items for myself). My 18-year-old, bisexual nephew, whose idea of high fashion is skull arm warmers from Hot Topic. -.- He does not understand that in addition to trendy, of-the-moment items, one should also purchase staple items to build a long-lasting wardrobe. I predict this will take a little longer than even I can imagine.

5. My last non-$5 show this year is going to be Jane's Addiction. My nephew has never heard of them. I weep (WEEP) for this younger generation, who believe that Avril and FOB are "punk".

6. One of my former girls saw me running today, and we had a nice long text chat. <3

7. I'm warm for the first time in, like, a year! Woo.

8. Sleep is a priority for the first time in, like, a month. Woo. *collapses*

quidditchgrrl: (Bike)
*falls down* Unf.


1. That big shiny ball appeared in the sky again! \o/ And the foretellers say it will come back tomorrow!

2. Big shiny ball = compulsive time outdoors = no rest days. Even though I've strained my hamstring and my knee hurts...I never feel like not running. Or that I ought to take a rest day - I never think I've worked hard enough, and my new heart rate monitor has crashed me back down to earth (thought I was burning 600 cals/hr in Circle Step? Ha. Or 1000cals on an 8-miler? Nope.). My metabolism seems to be really effed up, or this damn thing is broken.

Or I'm a cyborg.

3. Re: #2, my hamstring is getting better and so is my knee - watch those hamstring exercises, y'all.

4. In other health-related news, I've been reducing my insulin incrementally. Down from 25 to 20 to 18 to 15 to 12, and now I'm ready to take 10 units of Lantus in the morning and see how it goes. My little pen (if I need a "bump" around meals) has dust bunnies.

Seriously, though - how was I even ALIVE taking 25 units a day?!?!? I'm not eating less, or eating fewer sugars/carbs. It's no wonder I quit losing weight - everything that went into my mouth was going into the emergency shelter for immediate use.

Today, 12 units. Post-lunch (complete with a big naan-like piece of bread from Firdous) = 82.

This needs to be researched, but not by me, I freaking hate endocrinology.

5. Weekend = run, run, eat good foods, maybe go to the Spring Game (or just jog by), meet up with my nephew for clothes buying. Then, I will keel over and die. :P
quidditchgrrl: (food = pancakes!)
1. I do most of my food prep for the week (prep, cooking, and portioning) on Sundays to save time, hassle and temptation during the week. Once I've hit the store, fridge, freezer, and cupboards, I get to work.

This week: )

2. Thoughts about food + recipe )

3. Thinking about my mom and her cooking, did any of your moms/dads have a MAGICAL piece of cookware? Like, my mom had this thin-ass stainless steel cookie sheet and no matter how you effed up the recipe, the cookies were always perfect. I have probably spent $250 lifetime trying to find the perfect cookie sheet, but NO. Only my mother's magic cookie sheet makes perfect cookies. And it is long gone. :\

Now I want some chocolate chip cookies. FML.

4. Have learned my lesson about Google Image Searching. Did a GIS for "Peter Firth" last night and - did you know that he was the first to play Alan Strang in Equus? Well. O.o

5. I am trying valiantly to get through the flist! May prevail. Probably won't. Still love you, warts and all. :)
quidditchgrrl: (Here be bunnies and sunshine)
Seriously, is it possible to have Seasonal Affective Disorder after the season is over?  IT'S SNOWING IN APRIL.  Gnar.

I am considering Twitter after a convo with a friend I ran into at the library today.  Usually I'm so up on new technology, but even I don't have time to update every GOSHDARN second of my boring life.  Does Shaq do anything else?

Still in the dark about my in-laws' vow renewal thingy (did I mention that?) as to times and expectations.  Will probably end up looking like an idiot in some way due to Mr K not obtaining details.

Eating clean is going well, other than needing to learn how to read a scale.  On the upside, I lost like 10 pounds in 3 days!  :-D

All of my photos, icons, and picspam were lost in one of those crazy PC crashes that happen when your husband downloads pr0n.  But my 18000+ music files were recovered (and imminent homicide averted). \o/

I don't know if I want to see a Rupert Grint sex scene.  Just sayin'.  I think Equus scarred me for life when it comes to kid actors' bits.  D:

Did some Spring cleaning of the ole journal, updated icons.  Might redo some headers with lyrics/titles from Years of Refusal.  Hm.

How are you all doin'??
quidditchgrrl: (Wonder woman)
Ugh.  Am sick.  *snorfle*  I hate being sick.  Especially when it's nice out.  Blergh.


1.  Lived out of my gym bag and at the YMCA for most of the week, between social things and other things and just plain not-having-time between things things.  I'm glad the Y is nearby, nice, clean and cheap.

2.  I saw Morrissey in concert on Wednesday night!  <3 that man.  Had I been up front, I totally would have been one of those crazy people who jump up on stage and try to hug him, only to be tackled by security and thrown back into the crowd.

3.  One of my pals is moving to Cali at the end of June, and I'm going to miss her like crazycakes.  We've both been seriously stressed out over other people's life catastrophies (we didn't realize that we both knew Eric, the man who killed himself last week), the uncertain future, et cetera.  The two of us are not much for superficial emotion, so we spent some time just venting and not having emotional discussions, but talking about not having emotional discussions...it's hard to explain, but we both felt better by the end of the night (the Killian's and Jim & Coke probably helped, too).

4.  Had dinner at Ha Long Bay on Friday night with friends - Columbus peeps, hit this place up if you like fresh Asian food.  The pictures are up on my FB account.

5.  Did breakfast with my dad, his wife, my sister, BiL, BiL's mom, and niece on Saturday, then went to the ultrasound place to check on the Blob.  Dude, that 4D imaging stuff is horrific - seriously, I nearly puked on Natalie about halfway through.  Or maybe it was the onset of this 'flu.  Dancing fetal skeletons are still the stuff of nightmares.  D:  Oh, she's having a boy - we saw the hot dog rather than the bun.

6.  My current Rainbow Assembly had its Reunion on Saturday, which was much more sparsely attended than we had planned for based on the number of folks who RSVP'd, but it was a nice turnout.

7.  Went to dinner (OMG I NEED TO EAT MEALS AT HOME ONCE IN A WHILE!) at Shi Chi Steakhouse with my college roommate and her hubby, then to the new "dueling piano" bar in the Arena District.  Lame, lame, lame.  We stood outside for half an hour to enter a half-full bar, the singing was first episode American Idol bad.  So, we did what we do almost every year (this is Shannon's birthday time) - abandon our grand plans and hit our favorite dive bar for karaoke.  Which I totally BLEW at, considering I've not sung even in the car for a good month, didn't warm up, etc.  She was a voice major, completely dropped off her butt drunk, and got up and sang some country song cold but with perfect pitch and timing.  *jeliz*

8.  This morning I cooked my meals for the week (down already to 172), went for a run, and threw up.  Yay.  Mr. K. is in the doghouse again, but is rallying a little by cleaning at the Lodge this afternoon so I don't have to go over and clean toilets while yakking up my own guts.

9.  They're calling for snow at the beginning of the week.  :-(

10.  OH - watched part of the pilot for First Blood last night - I liked it!  Vampires?  Southern settings?  Crazy hillbillies?  Psychic waitresses?  OMG WUT.  So, how does one go about getting the other episodes before it comes out on DVD?  *eyebrows*

11.  There is no 11.
quidditchgrrl: (Patrick Stump.)
Chris Rankin is doing a Q & A session at Azkatraz?? *cuts wrists*

Possibly, my Id will kill my Superego before July and I'll hop a plane to the west coast. Epic battle.

I slept 8 hours last night and took a 1.5 hour nap this afternoon...why can't I keep my eyes open? If I go to bed now, I'll be up at 4am. Must persevere.

Right now I am kind of in love with this song/video - real women in a video? Is this the 80s?

Also, Alex Kapranos is hot. Guyliner is hot.

Local folks: scuttlebutt says get your tushes down to Rosendale's and Dragonfly Neo V asap, if you like them. Just sayin'.

Weekend: Clean, clean, clean for the Lodge Open House, Spinning, Running, sleeping, Running, and now, more sleeping! Night.
quidditchgrrl: (Rainy)
*wince*  Please to be ignoring teh emo in the last post, kthx.

Amazing what a good night's sleep can do - not cure anything or give it new perspective, but get rid of negative energy that clouds the, uh, inner eye?  IDK.  I feel better, thanks to slumber and you all.  :)

Morrissey helps, too.

In other news, it was warm here today!  78* and sunnnnnny.  Of course, tomorrow it's going to be all of 44* according to my FF weather app.  Couldn't we just have split that and been 60* both days, Mother Nature?  NOT complaining, though!

New running shoes = sore inner thighs.  Yeeowch, but hopefully this = thinner thighs?!  *fervently hopes*

Nine years ago today, the Nasdaq reached the nadir of the dot-com craze.  That seems to have worked out well.  *headdesk*

Night, all - warmer weather (for most of us) is coming!
quidditchgrrl: (Rainy)
We saw the veterinary oncologist today, had an OMG!long talk about everything one could ever possibly want to know about canine cancer, but the long story short:  we've decided not to pursue radiation or chemo or vaccination.

His lungs are clear, which is one saving grace.  Severe metastasis has not happened yet.

The median survival rate with all available measures is no greater than 18 months, and the median for the recommended treatment is only 8 months.  With aggressive treatment comes sick doggie, and neither I nor Mr. K. are willing to put Bernie through that, only to lose him anyway.

Best to let him live out his life as happy and healthily as possible, then let him go when he's ready.

In happier news... )
quidditchgrrl: (one tough cookie)
Wow, damn.  And here I was going to post about the ever-more-craptastic things going on in my life (uncle is in ICU with MRSA, one of my bosses has spinal and brain tumors, I may be furloughed for 10 days) but DAMN, this month is sucking for just about everyone!!!


So, to counteract the vortex of suck, here are some wonderful things going on in my life:

1.  My puppy came through his surgery with flying colors, and is doing great!  *huggles her Bernie-dog*

2.  Saw Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and it was decent!  I like Michael Cera, he is the cutest thing.

3.  I made time to watch the movie, which is something special, indeed.

4.  Stimulus money to Ohio = less ouchy for many people!

5.  Liss send me a beautiful card.  Thanks, lovely!  <3

6.  Going to see the Black Swans Saturday night, small venue FTW!!!

7.  Sunday I'm heading out to see community theatre.  Community theatre FTW!!!

8.  Then I'm going to go back to work.

9.  And avoiding the annual ass-raping calculating of the taxes.  La.

10.  There is no 10.
quidditchgrrl: (Jack has never cried.  Never.)
First off, THANK YOU for all of your positive energy, thoughts and prayers for my big-three issues from earlier this week.

SECOND - I am fine.  Yes, really.  I'm functioning (albeit VERY ready to go back to work on...Tuesday  D:  I may be stuck to the ceiling by then) and getting things done in their courses.

Funeral stuff went as well as can be expected, and the cousins have decided to get a family reunion together in the next year or so.

Super-creepy death stuff unsuitable for the romance of VD )

OH, but the Universe is not finished with me, not by a long shot!  Read more... )

In slightly more normal life news, we went to see "Taken" today.  It was decent, but I was definitely wondering at using a 26-year-old actress to play a 17-year-old girl.  Liam Neeson FTW.

And thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ishie, I am re-reading It Hardly Signifies when I should be texting friends and hitting the town.  I am laaaaame.  But also addicted to Jane Austen fanfiction, so there you go.
quidditchgrrl: (Luna = full of win)
Things I have done on my unexpected 4-day vacation: )

Things I have not done on my unexpected 4-day vacation: )

Also, have been listening to Bright Shiny Morning, which is the third novel from the infamous James Frey.  I love stories that deal with the underbelly of life, people outside of the mainstream.  The book is a series of stories about various people in the LA area, interspersed with little historical "footnotes" about Los Angeles, switching from story to story, from a homeless drunk on Venice Beach who meets a young meth addict to a fabulously famous and rich power couple whose marriage is incredibly happy and totally platonic.  The narrator, Ben Foster, makes the story go - so very well-suited for screaming "FUCK FUCK FUCK" or calmly explaining the development of each of southern California's main aqueducts.

Tomorrow, I will attempt to sleep in, then clean house or go to the movies.  Then off to drink alcohol be eaten alive by bugs watch fireworks in Upper Arlington.  Can't think of a better way to celebrate civil disobedience than trying to escape the po-po by drinking wine from paper cups.  :-)

Hope you all have a great holiday weekend, or weekend, as the case may be.  *squishes*
quidditchgrrl: (Bike)
Hola chicos - que pasa?

Thought I'd drop some randomness this morning, just because I'm feeling energetic, for the first time in a while!

**When you go to the gym in the morning, please to be brushing your teefs - morning breath goes a long way on a treadmill! Yech.

**Same with smoking a pack of cigarettes in your car before you hit the gym - I don't miss the pre-smoking ban days, and I certainly don't miss the stink of stale smoke + sweat.

**I have Honeybunch convinced to go to Highbanks Metro Park to have a hike - yay! He has this little stationary bike he's been using, which makes me very happy - he's gotta lose some weight, because his snoring is the deal-breaker in our house.

**My city is not underwater! Well, the part of the city that isn't German Village, anyway. Flooding sucks, everyone who is in a place that is - be safe!

**I want sushi. Mmm, raw fish.

**Two days off in a row that don't involve taking care of kidlets, interviewing, OR attending funerals! (My lovely boss, responded with, "well, at least you'll get a day off" when I called to let her know about my great-aunt's funeral. Yes, because death is such a vacation!)

**Going to Highbanks! brb. :)
quidditchgrrl: (Fascinating.  Yes.)
I hate making drive-by posts, but alas, it's this or nothing.

Didn't get finished with season 3 of Lost, so am behind yet again (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] authenticpoppy, I really want to know your theories!).

Training is still eating my life...I do my step classes/spinning on Monday and Wednesday nights and then I *must* sleep 12 hours to recover.  Thursday is running flat out for 25 minutes, then pizza and sleeeeeep.  Tuesday is a rest day only because I'm meeting a pal for drinks after work on Tuesday nights.  Mmm, Guinness.  And a really, REALLY hot bartender.  ;-9

All of this sleeping means I've missed Jon and Stephen a lot.  Like, really, truly missed them.  Which is weird.  I totally missed the Conan-Colbert-Stewart feud thingy.  But now that the WGA strike is over, ahoy internet content.  (Anyone know why Eric Drysdale isn't writing for Colbert anymore?)

I miss having an online life, too - one that involves more than manically checking email and trying to wade into LJ before nodding off at the screen.  So...tiiiired...

Work is work, have put job searching on hold for a month or so.  Lodge stuff is good, getting into painting walls.  A church is going to start meeting there in March, so more money is always good.

Love you all like whoa.  *hugs*

I can haz sleeps nao.  *snores*
quidditchgrrl: ('Sup bitches)
I hate not having time to get through my flist each day...I feel like I'm really behind and it's stressing me out, man.

However, my sleep schedule seems to have normalized (read I've slept 5 hours/night for the past three nights, yay) so I should now have more time to devote to the internets!  Yeah, famous last words.

I know some of you have been watching the BBC/Masterpiece Jane Austen remakes.  As a huge Austen fangirl and a big fan of Spooks, I was well-pleased with Persuasion )

I'll watch Northanger Abbey when it reruns at midnight tonight - I actually have never read/seen this one (like [livejournal.com profile] thursday_last), so I'm interested to see if I like it.  Should probably get on reading that.

Also, found time this weekend to see (spoilers!) Cloverfield )

In other news, er...still running/training for the half-marathon, spending time with friends, working and job hunting.  Falling down walls, learning to be more patient.  Trying to figure out whether an MBA would be a good idea, or if I should pursue a MA.  Figuring out logistics for attending two HP conferences within two weeks of each other, and planning a trip for the end of the year.

Lucky I only need five hours of sleep right now, eh?

*hugs* to you guys...drop me a line, let me know what's going on with you all.  :)


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