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Five For Friday 1/4/13

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Happy New Year, friends!  See what happens when I don’t have to work?  Eight posts in two weeks…Tomorrow it’s back to figuring out how to balance it all…back to the grind.  I’m looking forward to seeing my kids, and hearing all about their breaks.

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • I got my HOT, new compressions stockings and socks.  It only took me a couple of months, but my “compression collection” is now complete for the year.  Thank goodness for insurance.  Those suckers are expensive.
  • I had a prolotherapy treatment with Dr. C in Mishawaka.
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.  I need physical therapy back in my life!

2.  We rang in 2013 at our friend’s, Jason and Sara’s house with some pretty awesome people. I’m not sure what I was thinking singing Karaoke and playing Just Dance until 2 in the morning…I don’t think I moved the next day, and I needed quite a bit of recovery time, but it was a blast while it lasted.


Sara and I. Notice the photo bombers!


Girls…with another photo bomber.

3.  I was able to get into my classroom on Thursday and de-holiday-ize it, as well as get everything ready for January.  It felt good to be productive and know that when I return tomorrow, things will be ready to go.  When I got home from working, there was a package waiting for me on the table from Modcloth.  One of my readers from Ohio sent me this sweater with a beautiful note…Made. My. Day.  I am so incredibly touched.


4.  I am currently in intense Invisible Illness Benefit planning mode.  It hit home yesterday that it is only three months away.  That was enough to light a fire under me.  Yesterday I secured the opener for Chris Trapper.  I’m pretty stoked.  I should be signing the contract this week.  SPONSORSHIP is now at the top of my to-do list.  I have a list of businesses I am going to approach, but if you know of anyone (or a business) who may be interested in sponsoring our fundraising event, please email me at katie@lifeasazebra.com and I will email you our sponsorship kit…Keep in my mind that monetary donations are tax-deductible.  (Proceeds made at the benefit will go to Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, National Dysautonomia Research Foundation, and Vasculitis Foundation).

5. I finally got to meet my friend’s new baby this week.  Miss Adelyn is gorgeous.  I think I may have to make it a habit of “bugging” Theresa once a week while she is on maternity leave so I can get in some Adelyn bonding time…Okay, Theresa? Deal?




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