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Day 41: Day is Done...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You know those scenes in movies or television programs, where the main character is in a busy place, and all the other people are just sort of frozen? Even commercials sometimes feature this effect. One person is walking around, while the rest are just stopped, in mid-step, or eating something, or riding a bike...

Today sort of feels like that to me, except I'm one of the 'frozen' ones. I've just taken my back foot off the ground, in the middle of taking a step, and my front foot hasn't landed yet, so I'm in-between the last place and the next.

I don't think it's just because of the class ending today. For all I have kind-of mixed feelings about it, I'm glad it's done. I learned what I learned (which is little enough) and now, I go on. The appointments are (finally!) starting to line up. The podiatrist plus his (or her?) 'biometrics department' - that appears to be the people who will assess me for insoles or the 'night boot' (splint) for the plantar fasciitis... the dentist (TWO more, just to get the toothguard straightened out, but fingers crossed, that'll do it)... the next GP visit plus BP check plus (bleh) blood test... and last but not least, the 'Reach for Health' appointment is now set up. That's the one I'm really looking forward to: the first meeting is with one of the physical-fitness trainers, who will set me up with a program that's customized for me. I might've mentioned this before, but they will take into account the bum knee, the foot problems, my diabetes, my (!) age, etc. then work out an exercise plan that I can do. Then they do follow-up checks at one month, three months, six months, and one year. If necessary, I can also schedule additional meetings with them after that. This is the NHS working today, thinks me. Good preventive medicine to keep people healthy, rather than just the fix-it-after-something's-gone-
wrong.

All the other bits 'n' pieces are swirling around, everything from the load of outgrown clothes (yes! there actually ARE some after yesterday's sorting!) to go to the local charity, to the US taxes (yes, I still have a couple of accounts over there, and still have to file a return every year... sigh), to the genealogy I've had hanging fire, to - well, to just about everything!

I've got a half-dozen emails to answer (and those of you on that list know who you are, lol), the new menu plan that needs work, and the guest-room to clean - a friend from Japan is coming to visit for a few days, so I've definitely got my work cut out for me. No Beatleband tonight - busy day tomorrow!

Oh, and did I tell you how wonderful it is to have SparkFriends? 'cause it is, it surely is...



So that's it - goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!
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  • MJK0430
    Kasey I'm new to your blog and loving it. But what the heck is beatleband?
    3676 days ago
  • JWADDELL2
    Busy, busy, busy!!! We have a friend from Japan coming in a couple of weeks, also! (DH's college roommate)- he is such a great guy...
    Janet
    3676 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    Gee hon you wore me out just reading all you had to do and I'm just getting started on my Friday here in beautiful sunny MD ... we're having a heat wave, temps are in the 40s today ....YAY !!!
    3676 days ago
  • DEBRITA01
    emoticon Spark Friends are the best! Wow, you've quite a list, but everything will get done in its own time. Don't forget to relax and take a few deep breaths...
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    3676 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4061285
    That is a pretty long to do list. How do you eat an elephant? ONE bite at a time. emoticon
    3676 days ago
  • BLONDWUNN
    It won't be long and you'll be practically good-as-new! You're getting wonderful care. It still amazes me that on top of healh and fitness you manage to prioritize well and get so much "other" done.

    Hope you enjoy the visit with your frien from Japan!!
    3676 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Ditto on how wonderful it is to have Spark friends! I especially love hearing your perspective, having lived both sides of the Atlantic, and experiencing a different way of doing things! Sounds like you are taking full advantage of what NHS has to offer.

    Nighters, Kasey!


    3676 days ago
  • SROUS1340
    I am so jelous for the NHS. That's how a civilized 1st world country should deal with health care.

    Sounds like you got something done today. I dealt with my mom's issues, had a job interview and got a job offer-nothing to get excited about. I have been doing some creative thinking-finally. I'm going tomorrow to talk with a teacher at my daughter's pre-school. It is a non-profit organization with several sites. There is a lot of action going on here in the states with school gardens and improving school nutrition. There are grants out there available for schools to set up gardens and teach kids about healthy eating. I'm going to find out as much as I can about how this particular organization works and see if I can create a place for me there, creating gardens and maintaining them, and working with the kids. I think that someone who is a grantwriter could find the funds to cover the position. But I need more inside info before I go and pitch the idea to the HQ. It really is something I could get excited about, wouldn't be a lot of money but if they could pay me 12-15 an hour and benefits, I could do a heck of a job for them. We'll see where it goes. I'll keep you posted...as Susan's World Turns...
    3677 days ago
  • LECATES
    Wish we had that workout program here---sigh----and so glad I am one of your Spark friends!
    3677 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Oh Kasey-It's wonderful to have Spark friends-I value you as a friend--- kinda ""idol""you===Ever had that??--*S*--So, I stopped going to Wonderful Women--a Weight Loss group who pattern themselves after Weight Watchers--only you only pay a toonie a week--($2)--- The trouble with them is, the group meets at 6pm---you get home, in the dark by 7pm --or later--without supper and ravenously hungry and I figure Ive done well, so I "pig out"" at home completely oblivious to Spark---plus--they talk a lot about junk foods-Its a ""social"" group more or less it seems---I enjoy the ladies buy I figure it is bad for me--- What you think??--
    Anyway--- Youredical appointments sound good--- the one with the exercise person sounds really great!--
    Offa here for asupper--Lynda- emoticon
    3677 days ago
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