Archive | January, 2010

Foot is in Pain. Yuck!

26 Jan

I slightly sprained my left foot two times in September and November last year. It began to twinge for a day or two but the pain disappeared. I thought it wasn’t serious so I didn’t take care of it. It was a mistake by me.

The pain on my foot came back and it is tender again. I am experiencing some shooting pains when I press on the ankle area. I probably walk funny without knowing it the past months. It is now affecting my body alignment. Now my other parts of my body aches and sores. Yuck!

This isn’t new to me and I feel terrible and upset.  about it. Sigh! The recovery takes weeks. It includes P.R.I.C.E.: protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation.  I also includes regular visit to the chiropractor, taping, exercise moderately, cutting back high impact stuff, taking rest days, and making sure the pain is really gone. I hope to speed up the recovery process by rubbing and soaking my foot with Chinese aged medicine liquor.

Wish me luck.

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Dog Sleeps in the Middle of My Bed

12 Jan

I want to start off with writing about my beloved dog P boy. Lately he is driving me and my hubby nuts while we are in bed sleeping. He is a 1+ year old dog so I still refer him as a puppy. Every night he acts like a 2 year old child who wakes up in the middle of night and walk onto mommy and daddy’s bed.  Whenever he does that, we correct him right away.  He listens, gives you an innocent look then walk back to his usual sleeping spot on the floor.  Quietly he will sleep over an hour to two hours or so. Then, in the middle of the night he climbs up to our bed and steps on our legs and lays down to sleep in the middle.  Sometimes we are so deep asleep that we are not aware of that happening until he flips, turns, stretches and kicks.  Recently we both suffer from body aches in the morning.

Despite the aches, I do enjoy the occurrence. P boy has funny sleeping positions. Seeing that just make me laugh so hard.  The best one was seeing a pair of fore paws hanging in front of my face no further than 1inch after I got woke up and open my eyes. It is right there in your face. This is really a funny view and I wish I can take a photo but the room is just too dark to capture it. This is the closer representation that I could find in the piles of stock photo.

I am not stopping this behavior yet and still let him sneak into our bed in the middle of the night.  I know this is not the way to show leadership, but I enjoy the bonding with him despite the body aches in the morning. I expect P boy will eventually get tired of sleeping with us very soon.  Everyday he grows bigger, longer and wider and he will look for more space to sleep at night.  The same happens to my other dog, B boy; therefore, it is just a matter of time.  So I will give P boy 2 more months to grow out of this behavior.  Time flies by so quickly that I know I would miss the puppy-like coziness later on.

A New Year’s Plan

6 Jan

This is my first blog post of the new year.

Happy 2010 everyone. Hope all of you had a blast and wonderful holiday. As for me I had a long holiday. Actually I pretty much got the same number of day offs like everybody else. But I had been a lazy girl throughout the holiday.

One day I took some time to write out some new year resolution.  Well I admitted some of them are so familiar. Since I have been slacking off quite a bit in Q4 of 2009. I am going to begin with extra effort and go extra miles to reach my goals. May the force be with me the whole year. I mean really talking about “all 4 quarters” of the whole year.

A little fun fact from Quirkology showing that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, a system where small measurable goals are used (lose a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

I had mine written down on a piece of paper and placed it somewhere very prominent on my desk. This will work this time.