Acupuncture and a Choir Solo

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I’m writing my seven quick takes late on Friday, because I didn’t want to jinx what was going on by mentioning it too soon. But I think my acupuncture session on Thursday may really helping my neck pain ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m still in a lot of pain, it’s still constant, but it’s better. And at this point I will take whatever relief I can get!

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I couldn’t sleep a wink the night before my appointment, and I was a mess driving there. I’d have never gotten there without my Garmin. (See my Amazon sidebar if you don’t have one yet – then order yourself one for Mother’s Day!) The doctor’s heavy jewelry made me nervous (I don’t trust men who wear a lot of jewelry) and the Mickey Mouse sheets on the massage table were not comforting. But I gave it a try anyway, and I’m so glad I did. I’ll be going back again before the wedding just to make sure I’m in tip-top shape to enjoy the big day.

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That night John had a choir concert. It had been rescheduled from earlier in the week, and I had no email or memo with the pertinent information, just word of mouth. I ended up standing in a hot, crowded auditorium lobby with other irritable parents for forty-five minutes before the show. If it had been any less crowded I would have sat on the floor against a wall to relieve my neck pain, but I was afraid of being trampled. And of course, five minutes after I sat down a parent who obviously wasn’t looking where he was going walked past me in the row behind, knocking me hard in the head. He apologized, but I was still near tears and wondering how I was going to make it through the long concert.

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I did make it through, though, and got a wonderful surprise. John had a short solo he hadn’t told us about. If he’d told us Michael would have gone with me, even after a really long day at work, and John would probably also have had grandparents in the audience. As it was it was just me, without my video camera,ย grasping my chest and boo-hooing at his beautiful voice. The best part (for John) was a group of girls shouting his name afterwards ๐Ÿ™‚

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This morning my book club met, and we had so much fun. We spent about twenty minutes discussing the book we’d read (Louisville author Will Lavender’s Dominance) and another three hours discussing everything else under the sun ๐Ÿ™‚ None of these are women that I know well or have known for a long time, but with the rain coming down in sheets we curled up on sofas in one woman’s under-construction living room and chatted as if we’d known each other since childhood. Next month we’re discussing Pride and Prejudice (and watching the movie).

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One of the things we discussed was healthcare reform, and what changes to expect. The one thing we all agreed on was that anyone needing elective surgery (knee replacement, etc) should schedule it ASAP before there’s a three- to four-year waiting list.

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Aaron is on his way home, and the wedding festivities commence tomorrow with a paintball bachelor party. There’s nothing like firearms to hasten male bonding ๐Ÿ˜‰

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