Weekly Wrap Up #2

February 10, 2014
Weekly Wrap Up #2

The best thing that happened:  The parents of one of the students I substitute teach recognized me at the movie theater when I was working.  They approached me and told me that their daughter was so happy to have me as a sub and that she talked about me at home.  The mom said her daughter really loves me and grows attached to her subs, especially to me.  That meant a lot because her daughter is such a sweet girl, and I'm glad I established rapport with her.  Her comments made my week!

The worst thing that happened:  I know I mentioned on here before that I have had some chronic back pain.  Some days my back hurts a lot, then it will hurt less for a few days, but it always seems to return.  This week it has been really bad!  On Saturday it hurt so much that I had to cancel plans with my mom because it was painful to walk.  I know I'm no teenager, but I just don't feel like it is normal for my back to be this bad at my age--I need help.  I felt like senior citizens were more mobile than I was on Saturday.  I'm calling early in the AM on Monday to set up an appointment with someone who specializes in orthopedics.  

Other positive things that occurred:

*More than 15 of you linked up last week for the first Weekly Wrap Up, which was awesome!  I really had a good time reading about everyone's weeks and weekends.
* I thought I was going to lose my subbing jobs again because of the weather.  On Wednesday schools were closed because of a snowstorm, but since I was subbing for Dibels testing, the secretary asked me to sub on Thursday instead, so I still got two days of subbing in, yay!
* My new health insurance card arrived in the mail yesterday.  My insurance got canceled on Dec. 31st, 2013, so in January I wasn't covered at all because I missed a deadline for signing up.  I just feel relieved knowing that if I'm sick I can go to the doctor's and not have to worry.  Plus, it will be helpful for my back problem.
* I went to Bingo again and won a free game.  It costs almost $20 to play, so I now have another chance to win some cash without having to spend anything.
* My mom treated me to brunch at a cute cafe where I had some delicious quiche, broccoli salad, and a pistachio muffin.  It was nice of her to invite me out and pick up the bill.
* The prizes from the giveaway I won arrived in the mail and I started reading Someday My Prince will Come, which I have to say that I'm liking so far.  Thanks, Jacky!
* I found out about this mug swap!  Doesn't it look like so much fun?  I love meeting and connecting with other bloggers.
* I had some great conversations about nails with my co-worker, Dianna.  Check out her fabulous gel nails!! 

Weekly Wrap Up Rules 

1) Follow your hosts Rachael @ The Rachael Way and Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie.
2) Share what you have been up to this past week and link your post up with us every Monday.
3) Hop around and comment on at least two other people's posts.
4) Link your post back to us in some way. We have a cute button for you to grab. :)
5) Have fun reading about how other bloggers spent their week!

** If you would like to tweet about the link up, feel free to use #weeklywrapup.

Ameliorer la Vie

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Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

have you thought about trying acupuncture? at least for the pain management side of things? it's not everyone's cup of tea but i swear by it. food for thought!

Vodka and Soda

Ash B said...

It's such an awesome thing when you're made aware that you're making a difference in someone else's life. That little girl must adore you, and I'm not surprised. I hope you're able to get your back checked out! That sounds terrible :(.

Erica D said...

Pretty manicure. I hope you get the back pain under control, My husband has very bad back pain too, the cold weather seems to make it worse.


Areeba said...

Awww so sweet to hear about that little girl! :)

Kiki said...

I am loving the manicure, I tend to not have enough patience's when giving myself a manicure and end up with chipped nails. It is always so great when you hear such positive feedback like from the girls parents!

Lora Ashley said...

Yikes! Hopefully you can get some answers on your back! That's not something to play around with!

I am loving the nail colors!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love your weekly wrap up! It was great to hear about your warm fuzzy moment- being an awesome teacher! It makes all the effort so worth while.:) Love your co-workers nails and her ring! Gorgeous! I'm absolutely addicted to mugs so I may just join that mug swap! Lori

Rebecca B. Bird said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about your back pain. My dad swears by acupuncture for his back/hip pain, but I'll admit I haven't tried it because needles really freak me out, haha.

The Rachael Way said...

I hope you feel better!! Love her nails!!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

That is something to think about. So far, I have been to a chiropractor (who seemed kind of shady) and to a family doctor (who seemed kind of clueless.) I have an appointment scheduled on Wednesday at a clinic that specializes in orthopedics, so I'm hoping that I'll get more answers there. I'm thinking that I will try a more traditional route first, but will consider acupuncture if I don't get any results, though that recent news article about all those needles stuck in that Korean woman's knee freaks me out!!!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

She is really a great kid. What made it so special is that I wasn't even by the parents at all. They saw me at the token machine while they were all the way at the concession stand, so I know that they went out of there way to stop and talk to me.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

It is the worst! I never ever had a problem until I started working as a toddler teacher. Lifting those kids all day really messed up my back...It hasn't been the same since, even though I don't lift stuff very often nowadays.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I know--she's a lovely kid!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I kind of want to try the gel manicure because Dianna told me that her real nails weren't ruined after she took it off.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

You're right--it's not. I should have gone right when it first started hurting, but since it never hurt before I just assumed that it would go away. I was wrong about that.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Cool! We may end up being partners for the swap! :D I know, sometimes being a teacher is stressful, but moments like that make it all worth it.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

You're the second person talked about acupuncture! I'm more of a wuss when I have to watch the needles go in...if I don't see it I don't think I'd be as freaked.

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

Thank you! I have never been this excited to go to the doctor's!

Keep Calm and Blog On said...

So glad your package made it! And by the end of the book you'll be dying to hop across the pond!

Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

She is a hilarious writer! I rarely find myself laughing out loud when reading a book, but I caught myself laughing more than a few times. Thanks again!

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