Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Back on track....

Somewhat. I gained a few pounds over the last few weeks since I wasn't able to exercise because of my hip. Last week I was seriously contemplating a visit to the Doctor. My neighbor/athletic trainer didn't think it was necessary unless I wanted a cortisone shot. Um, no. I don't take cortisone shots when I'm sick because they keep me awake for days & I don't do good without sleep. Not to mention, they HURT! Apparently, my hip heard this conversation because within days it was feeling MUCH better. I didn't go to Yoglates last week because I knew I'd be doing a lot of ladder climbing when I was decorating for Christmas & I thought the combination of it all may be too much. I climbed & climbed & all was well. I'm still icing it at night just to be safe but I'm about ready to stop because it's cold here & laying around with a frozen bottle on my leg isn't fun. To all my northern friends - YES, IT'S COLD!! The other day it didn't get out of the 40's all day! I went back to Yoglates Monday & was able to do everything without pain. I'm a little sore but I think that has more to do with no exercise for weeks than the hip. I'm going back today.

My house is all decorated for Christmas. I need to take pictures. I've done a ton of Christmas shopping online. More than I've ever done. I don't like to pay shipping but this year pretty much everything has been free shipping & if there was a charge it wasn't much. I still have a few things to pick up.  I plan to get started wrapping this week & get my Christmas cards taken care of.

Of course, as with every year, when I'm Christmas shopping I end up picking up some things for me. I mean who can pass up the sales??? Yesterday, Reebok extended their Cyber Monday sale. Tons of stuff was on sale plus there was a code for 40% off your total order & there was free shipping. My kind of sale.  I got a couple of pair of their running shorts that I love & some tanks. I think I'm about to order a yoga bag that I saw too but I can't find a coupon code for the shipping. We'll see. Do y'all shop for yourselves at Christmas?

One thing I've managed to refrain from this year is buying Christmas decor. I swore that this would be the year I didn't buy anything. I have so much stuff. I really don't need anything else. Over the weekend I made a wreath with supplies from previous years. The only thing I didn't have was a wreath hanger, I know it's not necessary but it's easy & a couple of little sticky up (don't y'all love my descriptions?) things for the top of the wreath. I also needed 2 new candles because for whatever reason candles on my dining room table melt without being lit & then the shape gets all wonky. I went to Hobby Lobby after work yesterday & got only the things I needed! That never happens! YAY ME!!



  1. What?? Going to HB and only buying what you need?? That is crazy talk!!

    Yes, those shots hurt!!

  2. I am I'm the airport waiting got flight and after being here in FL for a few days, I am not looking forward to the weather there. Glad your hip is better, Traci.....Christine

  3. Yes, yes, you silly girl, you have got to take pictures of the Christmas decorating!!!! Were waiting.......
    Saw below ya'll had a good Thanksgiving, and that food looks soooo great as usual! Glad to hear it. We spent ours in the mountains, and as always, I didn't wanna come home :( I'm living there one day!
    Glad your hip is all better!

  4. Oh gosh, I can't go in Hobby Lobby right now! I want everything!! I told myself that I wouldn't buy any new Christmas decor until AFTER Christmas when it's all on sale!!

    Glad your hip is feeling better!!

  5. I'm glad to hear your hip is feeling better!! :)

  6. If I went to Hobby Lobby there would be no Christmas presents. hahaha. I would spend too much there. I'm definitely decorating this weekend!

  7. Today it is gorgeous, that day I posted it was freezing..just crazy here sometimes. Of course too Traci when I shop there is always a lil something in it for me too LOL!

  8. I am SO over the cold!!
    I do shop for myself some - because no one else does!! :)

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