Sunday, October 19, 2008

My Gigantic Pain in the Neck!!

Ahhh! This has been a very very long, boring, and painful week. I woke up Thursday October 9th with a little stiff neck. I wasn't at all worried because this is something that I have experienced before and was fully prepared for it to be gone by the end of the day or at least by the next morning. Unfortunately this was not the case. As the day wore on it got worse and by Saturday morning I could not move my head in any direction. I was ready to give up the fight. I called around to get a massage or go to a chiropractor. Of course no one was available on a Saturday (especially this in this crazy weather) so I had to wait until Monday. Thank goodness my beautiful and very kind and nurturing sister Erin got snowed in at my house. Yes this is a recent and up to date photo(thanks Mindy), crazy huh.

At this point I need to jump stories...yes folks Burley got 16 inches of snow within a 24 hour period. The roads going into and out of Burley were closed, and my power went out 2x on Saturday. Erin came to visit and got to stay longer then she expected and a little longer then she wanted to. Anyway back to my pain in the neck. Above is were I slept and spent my week, and below is where I spent all my tears and money. Don't I look pretty...yikes can you see the pain!!!!

Ok, so now it is Sunday, a week and 4 days later and still I have a pain in my neck. Any remedies would be welcome. Hopefully I will have better news, and pictures to post next week.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Orange Potluck

It is October and time for the anual Orange potluck. This is a tradition that started quite a few years ago when I lived in Utah. My very creative roomates, Anne and Diana, thought it would be interesting to see what kind of food people would bring to a potluck in which everything had to be orange. It turned out to be lots of fun and we decided to have do it annually. So... this year Chloe and I greatly anticipated this day and the wonderful orange food that we would be able to eat.
When Sunday finally came I was lucky enough to have such a stiff neck that I couldn't even bend down to pick up the dog toys off the floor to prepare for all of our orange food making friends. Lacie took pity on me and my absolute pain and came over early to help get the house ready for our dinner guests. Then they began to arrive with all the yummy orange food.
I must say this year topped many of the orange potlucks that I have been able to be a part of. The food was delicious and very creative. For the first time no cheetos, and no one brought cooked carrots to my suprise. Of course we still had lots of cheese, sugar, and food coloring.

After we were quite stuffed, to stuffed to move, we decided to play some games while we let our food digest.

Mindy even came dressed for the occasion.

And that was the end of another succesful Orange Potluck. Next months potluck- foods we are most thankful for, so fellow potluckers start making your decisions now. This one may be difficult, then again maybe not of course there will be chocolate.