Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Five For Friday 8/24/12

Written by Katie. Posted in Five For Friday

1.  Medical Stuff:

  • 1 Day of PT.
  • 1 Day of Home Rehab.  I sucked at getting in my rehab this week, being back in the classroom.  I must get my priorities straight; even while I am adjusting.
  • I saw Larry in the office for the first time since he got back from the Olympics. He was so happy and relieved to hear that I will officially be working part-time.  He did a lot of rib and cranial manipulation work…all while sharing some good Olympic stories with me.  That man is a miracle worker.  I am not quite sure where I would be without him.
  • My stomach has been giving me fits.  I am hoping this flare ends sooner than later.

2.  Like I already mentioned, I spent about 10 total hours in the classroom this week getting the room ready.  It is pretty much done; I just have to get rid of some things, and do some more organizing.  I used strategies to make sure I got myself out of the building without overdoing it {too much}.  On one of the days, I scheduled a doctor’s appointment at 1 so I could only stay in the morning.  The other two days, I didn’t bring lunch with me, so I had to leave when I started to feel yucky and like I needed to eat…Whatever works.  I am still waiting eagerly to hear who my team teacher will be…

3.  On Saturday, Allie, Brad, my Mom, and Dad went to Emily and Ethan’s wedding.  Emily was a teammate of Allie’s and mine, and we are still close with her family.  We had a blast; especially since the theme was…wait for it…ZEBRA!

Zebras all around!

Emily and Ethan.

The fam, minus a few…

Dancing with a chicken? Why not.

4.  3 Things that became official this week:  A finished kitchen (pictures to come), the contract for the Invisible Illness Benefit, and the new Life as a Zebra Store!  After many requests for the “Zebras Make Hoofbeats Too” t-shirts, I am excited to announce that they are now available on the new, online store.  Proceeds made from the shirts will benefit Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation, National Dysautonomia Research Foundation, and will assist with my quest to become my own non-profit organization to continue to raise awareness and funds for Invisible Illnesses.

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5.  Thank you to everyone who entered the Life as a Zebra Birthday giveaway!  I loved reading your comments…I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I got goosebumps…I really wish everyone could win, but since that would take all the fun out of the surprise (and since I am officially a poor teacher now after buying all of my classroom supplies the last couple of weeks), I {or in this case, Brad who picked the name from a bowl randomly} can only pick one.  So without further ado, the big winner is…

Beth Smith! 

Congrats, Beth!  I will email you for your address and will send you your birthday surprise next week!

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