Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday Check-In

I realize I haven't been doing much with this blog lately other than posting bunny pics. Not that there's anything wrong with that, since who doesn't like bunny pics?

The truth is that things are pretty quiet around here and I'm happy for it to stay that way for awhile. Between changing jobs, losing Tid, learning the habits of a frisky new bunny, and dealing with a hurricane, I'm treasuring a bit of normalcy. I'm also working on a new novel, and my writing time is mostly diverted in that direction, rather than toward blogging.

(By the way, isn't it funny how the presidential slip-up "normalcy" has become standard English?)

I had an frustrating long run this morning. My hip didn't hurt (yay!) but my energy level was low and the early morning cold triggered some breathing difficulties. I honestly don't know how asthmatics in northern climes manage to not keel over every time they walk out the door, but I suppose that's another topic altogether. In the end, I did my nineteen miles, but wasn't feeling it. Too bad, since it's so rare for my hip not to bother me. I'm trying a new taping method, which I hope is helping. If I can get this hip issue under control, I can go back to doing triathlons, which would be nice.

Cadbury is all over this "sit in the chair" thing. Now he hops up here with me every night, which is sweet but sometimes interferes with what I'm trying to do. If I'm not quick to pet him, he'll get in my lap and put his front feet on my chest, demanding that I notice him. Right, little rabbit. Like you could ever be invisible.

I may be trying a new recipe tomorrow, so if I do, I'll be sure to post the results.

Gotta go. I have a demanding bunny in my lap.


Rabbits' Guy said...

... and the "training" of Cadbury continues still ... :<)

Our club held the annual FOWL run today ... 2 mile and 10K. As usual: wind,rain, and warmish! Lots of pies and turkeys to winners plus random ticket holders.

I was having some leg "issues" so chose to help on the course, directing parking and then getting runners around a corner correctly. I think three hours of standing on cement waving a flag was harder than taking the run!!!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What's with the hip? Talk to the hip expert, madam...

As for how us asthmatics up North do it... albuterol, baby. One shot before I leave the house and ... I pant like a sled dog on a hot day. *sigh*

Hef's Mom said...

At least Cadbury will stay in you lap, our Hef will hop onto the desk, and sit next to the monitor. Once he got inbetween the monitor on the wrong side, next to the computer and peed! Boy was his dad mad! Lately if Hef gets on the desk he will hop on the keyboard and he sent an IM with a bunch of letters and the word slow was in there. I think he was making fun of me....

bunnygirl said...

Susan, I've been dealing with hip pain for several years. I think it's a body alignment issue, actually. I tried chiropractic and physical therapy for awhile, but all I got out of it was a smaller bank balance. I've never had good luck with PTs. Whatever I go to them for, they fix something different. I suspect if I were to complain of a painful elbow, I'd have better luck getting my hip issue resolved.

But seriously, after trying a few different treatment options, I concluded that being in pain for free instead of $120/week ($40 co-pay 3x per week) was the smarter bet. With the money I save, I swaddle myself in kinesio tape, which helps a lot more than any of those chiros and PTs ever did.

Thomma Lyn said...

In his lap habits, Cadbury reminds me of Marilyn! Bless her sweet heart, she isn't just a lap cat. She is a lap fungus.

I'm sorry your run was frustrating. And I hear you on treasuring normalcy (I, too, get a kick out of the fact that "normalcy" has become standard English).

And yes, blogging. I haven't been focusing as much on TN Text Wrestling -- I've put it second tier to writing, playing piano, and hiking. But I want to keep blogging there at least once a month. I just don't have much to say now since I'm pouring so much of my word-energy into HC! So it's hiking pictures, hiking pictures, hiking pictures. :)

I love the bunny pics -- Cadbury is so precious. :)

From Here to There said...

Normal is nice isn't it?

Great job getting the 19 in, though sorry it dragged on.

Just caught up on the past couple of months, glad that Ike spared you, but sorry about the bee tree! Cadbury, love him. I want one.

FrecklesandDeb said...

Isn't funny how we always seem to equate quiet with normal! When things slow down around here, I think my life is finally becoming normal -- but then something always happens to crank things up a notch!