Dramatic Much

I have to laugh. I grew up watching news from NY. And, well when the news was reported the news anchors were 99% of the time on top of things. They didn’t stammer, were able to read the TelePrompTer and when the news was reported it was a serious tone or a hint of humor or whatever the story the were reporting called for. 

In Wyoming I couldn’t watch the local news because they were that awful. I don’t think I have ever heard so many Uhmmmmms, uhhhhhhs, and stumbling over words as I did watching a 30 minute minus however many minutes for commercial breaks. I am almost positive that one of the local elementary classes could of done a better job of reporting the news then the news anchors in Casper Wyoming. Although, what do I expect it’s not like people are scrambling for the opportunity to be the news anchor in Casper Wyoming. And, well if they are why? 

Now, here in Virginia the local news anchors here are highly dramatic. We are getting a wintery mix tonight and we’ll you’d think it was a full out 10 day blizzard barreling down on us. But, it’s not just the weather it’s any news story. A story about boosting Norfolk Sheriff’s office hiring and it’s like life altering news. Can we find a happy medium please. Although, I will say they can read the TelePrompTer and there are very few uhmmmmms. At least that is something. 

How about you how are the local news anchors in your neck of the woods. 

70 What!!!

Today the weather is gorgeous. It’s 70 the sun is out and I did some serious contemplation of going to the beach today. I mean hello it’s like beach weather. 

I however did not make it to the beach as I had another round of torture, wait I mean physical therapy, today. I did however spend a bit of time in the backyard with the dogs doing their favorite thing. Throwing a ball for them. 

Of course this beautiful day is just that, a day. As tomorrow it’s supposed to get cold again and we will have wintery mix type of stuff falling from the sky. 

Seriously, Mother Nature get back on your meds you Bi-Polar B*tch. 

Here’s hoping that today’s weather is a sign that spring and nice weather is on the way and will be here to stay. 

Heels

Let’s talk about heels. Ladies, you know that you have a love/hate relationship with them. Or at least I do anyway. I love heels I think they look great, make the legs look longer and leaner. However, they kill my legs and feet. Holy Crap I feel that they are pure torture. Within 20 minutes my feet are sore and throbbing and I just want to rip the damn things off. And, forget about walking, standing, or dancing. Uhmmm yeah I just want to throw my feet up and get a foot rub. Where are you at my husband? I’m the person that brings the purse that is way bigger than a clutch because I’ve got a pair of flats packed in my purse because those heels aren’t staying on all night. 

I own tons of heels because I’ll buy a pair to wear for some function that go with whatever I may be wearing. I of course usually wear them for an hour or so and then they get thrown to the back of the closet because they hurt my feet and just aren’t comfortable to wear. Therefore, with this being the case I don’t spend a whole lot on heels because if I’m not going to wear them and they hurt in not paying a lot for them. 

By refusing to pay a lot for a pair of heels I find myself at Payless a lot looking for heels. And, well I’ve now fallen in love with heels. Payless has a brand called Dexflex. OMG! I’m in love. I actually wear heels more than once and wear them any chance I get now. Okay, well right now I’m refraining since my leg is a bit jacked, but before the leg injury I was looking for excuses to wear them. What!!!! Yeah, I know what you’re thinking how can this be. Let me tell you. 

This brand is amazing. First lets talk about the fact that they come in wide sizes, not that I wear a wide width but I find in heels I like having the little extra room. Increase in the comfort level for sure. Second the insole of the shoe is extra cushioned so more comfort. And, lastly the heel height is perfect. It’s a heel but not super high which is just awesome. I walk like I’m a newborn fawn when I’m wearing heels that are high. I wobble all over and feel like I’m going to trip and forget stairs I avoid them at all costs. However, with these heels the height is perfect and I don’t feel like I’m teetering, ready to fall over, and stairs aren’t a scary thought. 



Dexflex also makes ballet flats which I am in love with and obsessed with. I have several pairs in all different styles and colors and wear them quite often. The Dexflex flats are super comfy and again some come in the wide width for those who need it. Needless to say Dexflex may have a little to do with the shoe disaster that has occurred in my closet. But, hey it’s Payless and they always are having sales and coupons. 

Seriously, if you’re not much of a heel wearer but have to wear them from time to time check out Dexflex at Payless and they are currently doing a sale on all Dexflex shoes. The more you buy the more you save. And, of course they have all of their spring/summer colors and styles out right now and well there are some pretty fun colors. 

Nicholas Sparks

Uhmmmm please don’t bother me I’ve got a date with The Notebook and The Lucky One tonight. Hello Ryan Gosling and Zach Effron, why yes you can be the men of every girls dreams. 

And, well at least these 2 Nicholas Sparks stories end fairly happy. Some of them just make me cry like a baby. 

Apparently, it’s Nicholas Sparks weekend as last night I watched Nights in Rodonthe that one not as happy an ending. Not that The Notebook is really a happy ending but in a way it is a lot happier than most of his stories. 

Anyway, I’ve got to get back to The Notebook and Noah and Allie. 

What Color Is It?

So by now I’m sure you’ve seen the what color is this dress posts, well unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 24 hours. 

The Internet has been a buzz with this dress. 



So, here’s the picture of the dress with what color is it? I said light blue and brown/black but others see white and gold. It pretty much has blown every one’s mind that 2 different people can look at the exact same picture and see something completely different.

Of course this morning the Internet is a buzz with the science behind why some see the dress as one set of colors versus another set of colors. Here you can check out one of the many articles on why it is that we see what we see. 

No matter what camp you’re in blue/black or white/gold we can all surely agree that the Internet is a powerful tool. Within hours most of the world was talking about this dress. 

And, well here’s a picture of how the real dress looks, and then in both shades that people were seeing. 



Just another thing poor lighting while taking a photo can cause all sorts of havoc. 

More Snow

Well it snowed again. A few inches nothing like I’m used to, but of course the entire city is shut down. 

As I predicted my appointments for today were of course cancelled. Which was fine because I wasn’t about to get into my car and drive anywhere with people not knowing how to drive next to me. 

Of course the news here is being dramatic about things. There was a car that the front end of it went over the wall on an overpass. Of course the news were going the car is just dangling there. Uhmmmm no it’s really not. It’s not going anywhere. We don’t know if people are hurt. Well the driver got out of the car just fine and if it was dangling like you say that wouldn’t of happened oh yeah and they called their own tow truck before calling the police to report the accident.

The news is also letting us know how many calls the police have been called out on. Since midnight they are at 300 and something. So really, actually not that bad. Since I think on Tuesday they had that in just 2 hours. 

Well, I’m ready for warm weather and no snow I can’t take the absolute absurdity of this place when it does snow. 

Leg Update

Yesterday I had my first physical therapy appointment for my leg. We’re looking at least 6 weeks before I can do any real activity. And, well yuck to that. 

There was work on the ankle and then work on the knee. My new friend is a Thera-band. Not that Thera-band is really a new friend to me. I’ve had my fair share of use with them. 

With the ankle we do some massage to break up any adhesions I have going on, followed by some dorsiflexion, plantarfexion, and some eversion, all with a Thera-band for some resistance. Also working on my balance/proprioception. 

After the ankle we moved onto the knee. And, well that’s a bit of a disaster. There isn’t anything you can actually do for my knee except work on strength of the muscles around the knee. So you guessed it lots of quad, hamstring, glute, hip adductor and abductor work. Hello leg lifts, clam shells, and eventually leg extensions and curls. This is all followed up with some electric stim to the VMO to get that baby firing and strong. We did a McConnell taping to help with keeping the kneecap in place. It works great and definitely made it feel more stable, unfortunately it’s not a lifetime solution. 

Here’s hoping that the physical therapy will make things feel better and stronger. I really don’t want to have surgery. 

Of course we are supposed to be getting another snow storm tonight into tomorrow. And, they are now calling for 4-8+ inches. If we get that here I can assure you I won’t be having physical therapy as the entire city will be shut down. Who am I kiddingb it hasn’t even started snowing yet and they’ve already started canceling and closing things for tomorrow. 

I’m also supposed to have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow to work on my hip so that we can get this leg in shape. However, that will be cancelled to I’m sure. 

Good thing I can do almost all of the physical therapy treatments at home myself. I don’t have a stim unit, that does muscle contraction so I’ll have to skip that step but otherwise I can get everything else in. 

I need to get back to the gym sooner rather than later. 

Sorry, But I Need To Rant

Okay, so I know I had promised you an update on the leg, however, I need to rant. And, well this rant won’t wait till tomorrow. 

This morning my phone was going off like crazy to let me know there was a winter weather storm advisory. The best part for half an inch. Well, the storm started earlier than they were predicting, like 4 hours earlier than they predicted. And, well I’m thinking we are getting a bit more than that half an inch. I already have an inch outside my house. 

And, well of course with the slightest bit of snow and people here go stupid. I don’t know why they can’t drive in the snow. The snow wasn’t sticking to the roads as I was trying to get home this afternoon. I wasn’t even using my windshield wipers unless I was stopped at a light and then I’d just hit them once. So yeah not really much of a snow storm. I’d call it a snow shower. Here though the way people are driving you’d think it was the blizzard to end all blizzards. I was 6 miles from home it took an hour and a half to get home. 

Why, you ask. Yeah, I was asking that too. Are you serious people it’s just a little snow. Drive like a normal person, and don’t drive like an a$$hole and you’ll be fine. Apparently, that’s to difficult for people because there were accidents everywhere which of course screwed with my drive home. 

Of course traffic is all sorts of jacked and then people make it worse. Look I get it you want to get home, but stop driving through the intersection when it’s clearly not moving and wait for the next cycle. Because, now you’ve just made it so that no one can move in the intersection. Common sense people let’s use it. 

I’m also thinking that to pass you drivers test you must be able to demonstrate that you can handle driving in any driving condition and this most definitely includes snow. 

The best part about all of this is we are supposed to get, according to the weathermen on tv anyway a significant storm on Thursday. Of course this storm is calling for anywhere from half an inch to 10 inches. That’s a bit of a big difference in totals. We shall see what happens. I of course have 2 doctor appointments on Thursday which I’m sure they will either cancel or I’ll be calling to cancel since I don’t want to be anywhere around people driving on the roads here if snow is falling. 

Tomorrow I’ll give you a full update on the leg.