On the Menu
I saw my doctor on Monday and he discharged me. My last PT session was Friday, and I got my finalized home program. I may go back, on my own, for monthly check-ins just to keep me honest and moving along to the next stage. That’s completely up to me. I’m excited to be working in the pool at home now. That is going to really help me step up to the next level.
I gave my first speech post-fracture at Toastmasters this week. First, I had to get there. It was my first time driving on a freeway since the fracture. I was scared, but my range is so good now that it was no problem. I asked my speech evaluator to pay special attention to my right arm movements. She said that if she hadn’t know I had fractured my arm, she wouldn’t have known there was anything wrong. That’s awesome!
My Instagram Post of the Week
As long as I was in Tempe for Toastmasters, I just had to stop by Jerry’s Art-a-Rama. It’s a small haul, but I’m going to have some fun this weekend!
This week at work I started reading Seer’s Blood by Doranna Durgin. It was a little hard to get started in this one, but it quickly grabbed me. It takes place in a world that seems very like the Appalachians, but there is magic and some ghoulish characters. I really like the protagonist of the story, Blaine. I got this book at StoryBundle.com.
At home, I’m still reading (R)Evolution by PJ Manney. This started out as hard sci-fi with a nanotech terrorist attack. It quickly changed into a political thriller with a secret society that is more diabolical than anything that Dan Brown has ever envisioned. A bit more hard sci-fi thrown in, and then back to the secret society. It’s a heady mix. I’m enjoying the story.
In the car, I’m reading Marley and Me by John Grogan. I’ve barely cracked it this week, but already I know that Marley is related to my Chinle and that I’mm going to love this book.
The Song of the Week
Round and About
More links at The Writing Reader Carnival of Creativity for 5/17/15.
My favorite prompt of the week at The Writing Reader: Prompt #1372 Americans and Music.
Inspiration for the Week
Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. – Thich Nhat Hanh
Monthly Practice toward Inner Peace
Gratitude for the week! First day in the pool and the shoulder did great! My garage door opener now works thanks to Chris. I have 2 Sallys in my life, and they are both wonderful. I love being back at Toastmasters. Such wonderful people! I’m grateful for a cool May, even if swimming isn’t quite as comfortable as it would normally be this time of year. The weather is truly gorgeous. I’m grateful for Paul, Mike, Gail, Emi, Mike, Eve, Dennis, Shaila, Belinda, and Zack.
My Favorites on Flickr this Week
Baobab Forest from National Geographic
I hope you enjoyed this! Leave a comment and tell me how your life was this week.