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Five For Friday +1 3/17/12

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.
  • I had an OMM appointment.  We focused mainly on my neck; especially an OA release.
  • 2 Days of PT~one session focused on strengthening and one session focused on Graston’s treatment.  This is a new treatment I am trying for my hip that uses six stainless steel tools of different shapes and sizes, which helps my PT break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. 

2.  I love March Madness, but Brad loves it wayyyyyyy more.  He lives for this time of year, and we have coined March as “Brad’s month.”  He started a tradition a few years ago where he surprises me right before the NCAA tournament with tournament flowers.  It’s a win-win for both of us 😉 Aren’t they beautiful?


3.  Event updates!  I had a meeting with Lou and Harry’s and my friend, Jan on Tuesday.  The main items of business we discussed were:

  • The program for the event.
  • Planning a raffle by securing donated items from around the community
  • Press kits.
  • Continuing to promote the event any way we can.
  • Securing as many EDS, Dysautonomia, and Vasculitis informational materials that we can.
  • We have secured the awesome cover band, Avon Bomb, for after the event.  They will play from 10:30 until Lou and Harry’s closes.  It should be a blast!

4.  I spent the evening yesterday with my friend, Theresa, walking around Old Town and our local community college, hanging up flyers in the windows of businesses and asking for raffle donations.  It felt great to start this process but we definitely have a lot of work ahead of us.  Sidenote~Last time I visited the businesses in Old Town, I was in a wheelchair.  It felt good to be on my own two feet.

5.  On the teaching front, it is that BUSY time of year:  Parent-Teacher Conferences, report cards, assessments, and reading month!  In honor of reading month, we had a wonderful presentation about Egypt given by the one and only, Mrs. Boctor, who was the principal of our school for many years until she retired last year.  The kids loved the presentation, and that Mrs. Boctor came back to visit.  I wish I could post my picture of my class with Mrs. Boctor, but I must refrain because of liability and privacy rules.  Just take my word for it~the kids are the cutest kids.  Ever.

Some of Mrs. Boctor’s Egyptian treasures

+1.  This weather is welcome to stick around for good.  80 and sunny?  Yes, please.


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