Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Gettin' my smooth on!


My middle daughter and I are taking the 30 day Smoothie Challenge!



She needs the vitamins...she's a kid who's been eating too much junk.
I need the vitamins...I'm a 45 year old woman who's falling apart :p
(And still fighting with my gynecologist...really soon I'm going to tell this story...really really soon.)

What's really cool about this challenge is that it's free.
Yep, FREE.
I promise this is not an April Fool's joke.

The challenge started today, but I signed up last night, so in true Peppermint fashion, I'm a day behind :)

The ladies at Simple Green Smoothies even send a grocery list to go along with the smoothie recipes for each day and teach you the very simple formula for creating your own recipes.  

 I think it will be fun, and the very best part about the challenge is that my daughter and I are doing it together.  
That adds the accountability that we both need.
And, the togetherness time as well.

Check it out at simplegreensmoothies.com





Monday, March 31, 2014

A slow day at home.

In order to protect my colleagues and my students, I decided to keep my broken down self at home today.
I don't do that very often, so that gives you an idea of just how cranky I really was/am.



I slept.
I graded a few papers.
I answered some emails.
I researched gynecologists (can't wait to tell this story).
I visited with my foster kitty (another story to tell).
I sat outside and let the sunshine beat down on me.
I checked Facebook a time or two.
I slept.

And then, glory of all glories, I dragged my haggard self to the Chiropractor.
My Chiropractor has magical hands.
She is an incredibly talented, intelligent, realistic, professional, and personal human being.
Why can't all doctors be that way??

Anyhoo, I feel better...not perfect, but I can stand up straight now!
It's the small things, you know.






Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday, not so much fun day



I'm in some pretty serious pain today...I've been hunched over all day today and have missed out on family fun this weekend.
The family went to a community festival called HubFest yesterday (without me);
my friends went on a Spay/Neuter/Return "stakeout" (without me);
and the family went fishing and planted flowers today (without me).
Can you tell I'm kinda ticked off about it too??
I was so ticked off that I watched sappy old movies on tv this afternoon...and even cried a time or two.
The menopause/no menopause stuff doesn't help either.  
That's a story for another day though.

My chiropractor is expecting me tomorrow, and I can't wait to see her.
I won't feel perfect when I leave there, but I will feel better. 

The one positive about being stuck in the house in front of the tv was that I got to see the Season Finale of The Walking Dead when it aired tonight...something that never happens.
But, then, I saw the episode.  
Really?
That's all I get??
For all my back pain?
For all the hype??

Dangit!
They messed with the wrong people.


Now we get to spend the next 6 months analyzing the crap out of everything.
Oy.

I promise I'll be in a better mood tomorrow.
Well, maybe I promise.