Monday, October 17, 2005

Well, it's the Monday of a three day work week for me, and I must say that I'm pretty psyched for a four day weekend! I hope, hope, hope that the weather stays nice. Normally fall gives me this doom-like feeling that we're all going to be frozen solid on the side of the road waiting for AAA to come by and give us a jump. Strangely enough I don't really feel that way this year. I'm not sure if it's the weather, LOVE, or job happiness, or what... I'm going to ride this good fall feeling as long as I can. Oh yeah, school is great. No more bomb threats lately. The kids are great and I'm especially enjoying my art club. They're funny and smart and especially proud of themselves for thinking up things to shock me. I'm not as easily shocked as I used to be (after being married to Zander for four years), so I do my best to indulge them and ACT shocked. So yeah, I'm still enjoying working with these high school people, yes, even the somewhat LOUD Irondale lovies that read this blog regularly.

On Wednesday night Zander and I are planning on renting a sander to get all of the paint off of our basement floor. What kind of wine goes with home improvement? Maybe some Grateful Red? Anyway, the paint has been peeling like crazy and it's so disgusting to take a shower down there and then have to clean the paint chips off my feet before I can put my socks on. Paint chips stuck in the toe of my tights on regular basis is no way to live. I think it's going to be a really hard and dirty job getting underneath all of the stuff that's accumulated down there already, but hopefully well worth it.

In other news, I'm injured. Somehow (I don't remember falling or anything else that I'd associate with this kind of pain) I hurt my tailbone and now my whole body is paying the price. It sounds like an exaggeration, but seriously, tailbone stuff sucks. It hurts to sit almost as much as it does it stand up, and that hurts almost as much as it does to cough or sneeze. I've been trying to cure myself by doing some yoga stretching, but I'm almost to the point where I'm going to call the doctor. Poor me and poor Zander for having to hear about the status of my butt every time he turns around.

8 comments:

Ugly Juice said...

I always feel good in the fall. It's my favorite time of year. I don't get the scary AAA feelings until the middle/end of November.

How old is the paint on your basement floor? You better check to make sure it's safe to remove.

Tailbone: Do you think you may have pinched your psiatic nerve? (sp?) I get that every now and then--it's very painful. One exercise that helps me is to lie on your back and hug one knee to your chest while leaving the other leg straight, then switch.

I started the book you loaned me--Sandra Benitez, Bitter Grounds. I love it. Thanks!

Ugly Juice said...

I always feel good in the fall. It's my favorite time of year. I don't get the scary AAA feelings until the middle/end of November.

How old is the paint on your basement floor? You better check to make sure it's safe to remove.

Tailbone: Do you think you may have pinched your psiatic nerve? (sp?) I get that every now and then--it's very painful. One exercise that helps me is to lie on your back and hug one knee to your chest while leaving the other leg straight, then switch.

I started the book you loaned me--Sandra Benitez, Bitter Grounds. I love it. Thanks!

Julie 2 said...

Miss Julie-

I couldn't resist the home improvement/wine pairing question!

For the theme, I'd try Big House Red' or anything from the Casa Nuestra ('our house') winery (www.casanuestra.com).

For practicality, go for the screw-cap Big House, which offers the side benefit of not having to leave your improvement project to find a corkscrew... and, it's yummy. (I'll grab some for our little dinner next month.)

Hang in there with that tailbone. Ouch!

-Julie 2

Rebecca said...

If you are still in pain with the whole tailbone thing I think you need to call the dr. You've had the pain for almost a week.. without any reason for it.. it's time. Unless of course you feel like it's getting better..
?? See you tonight! I am excited about Rice paper!

emily said...

julie! i am crippled too. remember how bad my back hurt on saturday? well it is WORSE now. on sunday i could not even walk. i had to go to work to finish up some stuff and i spent an hour trying to figure out how to get to the printer. in the end, i used a chair as a walker. it was very sad. we went to bayfield anyway, and i am still worse. right now i am taking a break from laying on the floor. anyway, i just called you because we have guthrie tickets for wednesday night and i don't think i will be in shape to use them. call me if you want them!

Ugly Juice said...

I agree w/Julie 2 about Big House Red! It's one of our favorites.

emily said...

i drank a lot of le grand noir this weekend. it's cheap and delicious and really loosens up those sore spots!

Julie said...

Thank you all for your wine selections! I've definitely been a sucker for gag wine titles, I'll feel like such a grown up going and looking for something specific!