Whew, I've gotten so far behind... with being out of town, going straight back to work, etc. etc. I may just have to wipe my slate clean and try to keep up better w/ this thread.
I have been running more consistently, which is awesome. In fact, I think I'm getting ready to go shortly... which will make 4 days in a row. Yesterday my body was a little like, "Um, hello, we were sitting on our butt for a month and now you want to do this three days in a row?" so I'm not going to push it today, but I know I'll be off tomorrow.
We celebrated New Year's Eve a little differently last night... in the ER. We had been shopping and DH was holding Emma Kate's hand. She kept going limp and dropping to the floor, and after several times of this he anticipated and pulled her back up before she'd gone all the way down. Turned out she had nursemaid's elbow. DH, of course, feels terrible (but this is her 2nd ER visit and I was responsible for her first... he says now he knows why I beat myself up for months after that...). It happened about 6:15 and after going home first, we were at the ER by about 7:30... got home about 10. Anyway, they took x-rays and everything was fine, and finally the doc was able to put her elbow back in place. However, she's refusing to use the arm. It is so sad to see her with it just hanging limply by her side... it's her left arm, and we kind of think she is left handed because she normally uses it a lot. This morning her sleeve was covering her left hand and I pushed it up... after a few minutes she said, "Cover it back up."
The ER doc said if she wasn't using it within 24 hours to call... so right now we're kind of on pins and needles about whether our peds office will be open tomorrow and whether or not we'll have to go back to the ER tonight (please, no). I guess she's just really sore and maybe a little afraid but it's so sad.
Then my dad's van broke down as he was on his way to unlock the church this morning and he walked the rest of the way to church (instead of calling any of us
)... so our family is getting 2006 off to a grand start!
Hope all of you are doing well. I will come back sometime soon (I have to work tomorrow) and try to catch up, post goals, etc.