I'd just like to know who came by and swiped this last week. I feel like yesterday was Monday.
It's been a good week, actually. It ended with a lovely visit from a friend of mine from college. Long ago, we spent a TON of time together. Then she moved back to Chicagoland, and I... stayed to go to law school. Then I moved to Chicago, and we saw each other more again. In fact, she rescued me when I was there for a summer clerkship and was felled by a sudden but very vigorous kidney infection.
And life happened, and moving, etc. And we lost touch for oh -- fifteen years?
But we're found again, and we're both pretty pleased about it (I do think she's insane, what with this training for an Ironman* race that she's up to, but ... she's happy with it... and given what I'm about to say, I guess I have little room to talk). So, she came down for a visit that was lovely lovely! It included a trip to the local vendor for these shoes:
They didn't have my size in style that I think is going to work best for me, but I fear that when they come in, I may have to buy some. TOES!!
Meanwhile -- I found help for the hip about which I try not to bitch in an unexpected place. While my shoulder is still a pita, I'm also still working on getting the muscles in my hip to play by the rules. The muscles that are involved in stabilizing you when you stand on one leg don't work very well in my right hip. We see this every time I do some of the exercises that ... well... make me stand on one leg. Left leg: solid; right leg: wobbling all over.
Anyway, on Wednesday, I had a Reiki treatment. At the end, I felt first a slow wash of heat over my hip while she was focusing on it. Then I felt a sort of whoosh of coool. And my hip felt different in a way I could not then, and cannot now, describe.
So Thursday morning, I reported for Physical Therapy. And on the first stand-on-one-foot exercise we did ---- my right side stayed stable for the first 8 reps of the exercise instead of caving on ... oh... the first rep!
Who knew! I will be learning more about Reiki! (In fact, I'm thinking about taking at least the first level workshop).
*Iron Man -- insane race in which the participants leap into a large body of water (in her case, a lake), and swim for 2.5 miles, after which they change clothes rapidly, and hop on a bicycle to ride for 100 miles, after which they change shoes and run a full marathon.