Friday, August 30, 2013

Five {Things} Friday

1. Why is it that when we take our car in to get something fixed we leave with something else wrong. Chad's taking it back to the mechanic to see why our little yellow gem is now making new noises.

2. The summer of poorness is over and I have no idea what to make for dinner. Now that we can afford to eat more than pancakes, spaghetti, and beans.... what the heck do we make? Any suggestions are very welcomed!

3. Walking around Target last night I almost lost it when Chad referred to his own underwear as panties. I was sooo tired.... and come on, panties? I was crying.

4. One of the Relief Society secretaries in our ward served her mission in Detroit. She was there when our beloved Clarkston ward was first formed and knows many of the long time members. I instantly liked her and now want to become best friends.

5. I had an energy drink and pop tarts for breakfast this morning so I could handle the crazy hectic morning. Oh wait, we had no patients this morning and I instead spent too much time on pinterest. I had pop tarts and NOS because it's full of delicious sugar and caffeine. Happy Friday to me.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cars and Teeth and "Street Drugs"

Chad's been paying this week for his wide open schedule these past couple of months. And while I'm normally jealous that he gets to go to school, study a bit, then pick me up, I am not jealous this week. Yesterday afternoon may have been filled with 30 mentally challenged girls all coming in for foot care at the same time but Chad definitely won the "busy week" award. And it's only Wednesday morning.

Saturday night we realized that we had no hot water. Stellar. After calling the wrong emergency number on Sunday Chad finally got a hold of someone on Monday. So after dropping me off at work and going to school he drove back home to meet the maintenance guy. Then he went back to class. Then he went back home to test the water - nothing. Then he came back to town and took me to a chiropractor appointment. Then he went back home to meet the wonderful man who fixed our water heater. And then finally picked me up from work.

At one point during the summer we had a tank of gas last over 2 weeks. Clearly this will not be one of those weeks.

Yesterday he took the car in to get checked out. In addition to what we thought was wrong there are, of course, multiple other problems that need to be fixed. We can live without our sunroof opening or the back windshield wipers working but I would like our car to stay together as we drive down the road.

We also found a physicians volunteer clinic that does dental work! What?! So Chad stopped by yesterday before the car headache to get some paperwork and is turning it all back in today with proof that we are poor enough to go there. Hopefully they can see him soon and fill in the hole in his tooth and let him chew on both sides of his mouth again. The wisdom teeth are a whole other issue that we hope to resolve soon as well.

Again, thank you student loans.

As a side note, Chad asked the receptionist about me going to the clinic to get some pain medication for my back since I don't have a primary care physician. She informed Chad that they do not give out "Street Drugs". So apparently I'll have to go without the crack I thought they could hook me up with. So close...

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

berry break 273 Take a BERRY Break (40 photos)
Is there anything better than this? The answer is no.

  • When my back when out I was pulling out the foot part of our patient chairs. My back spasmed and all of a sudden I was on top of this lady's legs. Nothing better than an attempted crushing of a old, little, maybe 100 pound lady. Patient care at it's finest.
  • Sobbing on the phone to the chiropractors receptionist. It was ridiculous. I'm sure they put a big star on my chart after that one.
  • Even better than just melting down on the phone. I had called at work while the Dr. was at a nursing home for the afternoon, and a patient walked in on it. I just slid my chair back into the closet that's a file room and tried to collect myself. Pretty sure it didn't work.
  • Bloody noses at work. Luckily I was able to get it under control before needing to interact with patients. The past week was a mess guys.  
  • First week of school meltdowns. Questioning your classes, your professors, your major, everything in your life. A trip to Kneaders helped until the crazy restarted the next morning. It's days like those where I am happy to be out of school.
  • My smashed phone has been replaced. Thank you Chad and your student loans!
  • Chad's spaghetti. I believe I've said that before, and I'll keep saying it because his spaghetti is delicious.
  • Chad doing the dishes, laundry and cleaning while I lay around and do nothing.
  • A quick fix for our car's wonky break lights that also fixed our cruise control.  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hot vs. Cold

A patient came in yesterday and told me that she would much rather live somewhere that has a hard winter than somewhere like St. George with a ridiculous summer. I straight up laughed in her face.

She has lived here he whole life and has never experienced winter. So I decided to fill her in.

Feet of snow. Feet
Not just feet of snow but Drifting snow
Wind chill
Freezing Rain
Scraping ice off of your car
Sweeping snow off your car
Driving on sheets of ice, turning a 30 minute commute into 3 hours
Slipping and falling on said sheets of ice
Heaven forbid the heat in your car doesn't like you, you'll be toting around blankets and crying

Tow truck operator Shawn Juhre sets up road safety reflectors before towing a car out of a ditch during a winter snow storm in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday.

She said that she figured you could only take so many clothes off but could always put more on. Plus, you could build a fire. Again I laughed in her face. Unless I have a fireplace I don't know where I'm building this mystical magical fire that will keep me warm in the negative degree weather with the wind whipping tiny shards of ice at my face.

Been there, done that. I'll take the blistering, hell of a summer here. Why? Because I can drive easily, float in a pool, and I know that it will end in a couple months and not drag on for a half a year.

Which looks more pleasant to you?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Help, I've fallen and I can't get up!

No but seriously, I can't get up.

Although I can now almost manage to stand upright! Woot.

Two weekends ago I killed my back. Apparently my sciatic nerve got angry with me and my entire right back/butt seized up to "protect" it. Because that's super helpful. So I literally laid down all weekend and cried. Super fun party people over here. By the end of the weekend I was ready to hit the streets in search of drugs, or my neighbors. Unfortunately I still haven't worked out that conversation in my mind. So instead I assaulted my system with as much advil and extra strength Tylenol a person should be taking and eventually stopped because it was doing absolutely nothing.

On Monday my poor doctor had pity on me and sent me to a chiropractor where I figured out what the crap was going on and almost 2 weeks later, here I am. I saw him again this past weekend and he adjusted the heck out of my lower back/hips. So much so that I couldn't really move again this weekend. I was a whiny, crying, painful mess. It's been an awesome way to end the summer before Chad headed back to school on Monday. Poor, poor Chad.

Needless to say, we've been watching the most insane amount of TV ever... ever. If you're ever in need of some binge worthy tv, here's what we've been watching.

OMG, new favorite show ever. Why has it taken me so long to find New Girl.
After blowing through the 2 seasons I find myself wishing Will and Jared lived with us so we could be this show. I similarly find myself wishing this when watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Because those are people we should all want to be right?
So it took us a while to get into it, and it's pretty cheesy, but it has Lorelai and Egg as main characters and is basically a "where are they now" of Friday Night Lights. Speaking of which...
It's fantastic. The characters are awesome, the story is great, and Tim Riggins. "Nuff said.
Aaaaand just in case you've been living under a rock.... you need to watch Breaking Bad asap.
Mom and Dad, I'm talking to you.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Yes, we're here.

I just took a little bloggy break due to this summer being a complete dud. I figured no one needed to listen to me complain about everything. It's been a hard little spell for us but, hopefully, it's all coming to and end. Chad starts school on Monday and that means that summer, for us, is officially over. Thank goodness.

And while school starting doesn't necessarily solve all our problems, it's the beginning of a new season and we are banking on everything working itself out. Keep your fingers crossed.