April is crazy. We have two client meetings out of town in the next two weeks, including today, and tonight we have a client dinner. It's going to be a 12 hour day today. The rest of the month is crazy with activities.
My knee is better. I took the KT tape off Sunday and have only felt a slight twinge in my tendons a couple of times.
I took a walk Saturday (with tape on). Four miles in an hour. I walked almost all of it, sprinkling in a bit of jogging in the first two miles. Knee didn't hurt at all. Didn't swell after. I'm still babying it, but it was such a beautiful day I couldn't help myself.
Sunday we had a birthday party to go to, and it was outside. The trees bloomed here overnight on Saturday, and two hours outside was refreshing, but my allergies went into overdrive. Luke & I are both highly allergic to trees. The last couple of nights I've been miserable. Yesterday my face hurt all day from sinus pressure (advil did little to relieve it). I started using Mark's astelin (antihistamine nose spray) yesterday, and it seems to be started to help. I can breathe out my nose this morning. I also take zyrtec and use zaditor eye drops. I just have to get through the next few weeks of blooming trees and then should be fine.
Weight is up a bit because of mid-cycle hormones, and I think also because I'm not sleeping well. Any time I'm sick, my weight seems to bounce up a pound or two. I also am eating out twice today, and while I'll make good choices, I know I'll have more sodium than usual. As long as I know the reasons, the uptick doesn't bother me.
I got my 6 month chip last night at my OA meeting. I can't believe it's already been 6 months. Meetings are like a bubble bath or a massage or a great yoga class--relaxing, energizing, and uplifting.
Here's my ear piercings. I got the cartilage pierced Friday afternoon. I love them and have gotten a lot of compliments. In acupuncture, cartilage is centeredness; earlobe is happiness.
Cartilage didn't hurt much, just felt like a shot. The weirdest part was the "pop" sound. I'm diligent about keeping them clean--no phone against my ear, no touching, wash hands before cleaning with ear solution I got at the jewelry store that did my earlobe. The tattoo shop that did the cartilage also said to take zinc and vitamin C to boost my immune system.