Thursday, February 21, 2008


Wow! I just realized it's been almost a week since I posted on my blog. I've been pretty busy lately and so I guess time is flying by even quicker than usual. I've been feeling better and better. And, my hip has more up days than bad. I'm still not convinced about it being oseoarthritis because I thought that would feel more like 'achey' rather than sharp pain and because sometimes it seems like it hurts based on the position of my leg or what I'm when it hurts really bad when I walk on a flat surface or up the stairs but doesn't hurt at all when I go down the stairs, sit, stand, or bike. Very odd! I went for a bike ride of almost 10 miles last weekend and it felt great and did for a couple of days. That was encouraging! But then on Monday night it started hurting really bad all of a sudden. I'm going to keep exercising when I can though and see if it eventually makes it better or at least feels good more often than not. If I don't see enough improvement after a few months I'll ask my doc if I can see a specialist.

Update on the bad haircut...I've been getting a lot of compliments and it's so incredibly easy to style in the morning that maybe it was a blessing in disguise. I think I'm starting to like it. So far so good on not having frozen ears. lol I have started knitting another hat though...just in case. :)

I finished my other leg warmer. I knitted them with alpacca yarn and they are so soft and warm. nice! I really want to start new projects (and I did start the hat) but I'm trying to finish others that seem to have stalled for a while. I plan to spin up some more yarn this week for a bag I started last year. There's a couple of other things I want to finish up too before I let myself dive into a big knitting project...which is what I'm hoping to a sweater or something. I'm anxious to get going on the quilts I have fabric for too. So many fun things to do and not nearly enough time.

My daughter had Monday off from school and we got to go to a gathering at my mother-in-law's house to visit with some of her friends that were in the area for a while...they travel around the country doing dog shows (they're so amazing with their dogs!!)...and a bunch of their friends and doggies. We brought our Airedale, Salsa, and got to test her with things we've been teaching her and she made us so proud! Yay, Salsa!!! She did everything she was asked to do on the agility course and her doggie dancing routine too. Raising a puppy is sooooo hard but it's so exciting to see all the hard work paying off. It's about time too since she's 2 1/2 now! lol

Have a wonderful day!!! :)


Lisa said...

I am glad you are having more up days than down, and that you are feeling better about the haircut. I hope you stormed out without paying! Have you tried acupuncture for the hip?

Acorn to Oak said...

Good to hear from you. I haven't tried acupuncture but I've been thinking about it. I have tried the chiropractor and it seemed to help but I need to go more often than I can afford. I've been doing yoga a bit lately and it might be helping a little too.