Man, today was ridiculously long and unproductive. I have to work very hard tomorrow to make up for my unproductive day at work today! Ugh. I did, however, find a little spark after work. I finished two loads of laundry and even folded one of the loads (I never fold my clothes...I'm a horrible person like that). I then straightened up Jasper's dog toys (which are all out again...oh well). The dishes even got done! All before I headed out to play some sand volleyball.
Speaking of volleyball. I LOVE IT. It makes me feel so happy and I always have a great time. My knee felt stronger today than it did at the beginning of January when I tried to play for the first time since my surgery. I don't know if it is because of the confidence I've been trying to build up - or if it is in fact stronger. Hopefully both!
Day 19 *yes ...which was supposed to be YESTERDAY* is "Your Favorite Quote".
I have many favorite quotes. I don't think it would be possible to narrow it down to one. So to be fair to all of my quotes - I will just give you the one that sticks out from my recent memory. It is a quote from one of Donald Miller's books that I read and I think it is very true.
"Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself."
Very interesting concept if you sit and think about it.
Day 20: A regret you have
I don't know why I never went to the doctor after I originally hurt my knee in 2005. Actually, I did go to the doctor in the small town where I went to college. He said "put ice on it". I should have forced the issue and I should have went to Des Moines to see a doctor but I never did. I just lived with a weak knee which affected sports and affected my health in the long run. I wonder where I would be if I had gone to the doctor and had this problem fixed shortly after it happened. I became incredibly less active after the injury and gained weight and wasn't able to go 100% during sports. It bothered me, but I always told myself it was because I had gained weight and if I lost the weight the knee would be just fine but I didn't love myself enough to lose the weight so I never knew the difference. I also regret this because I think it would have been a MUCH easier recovery for me. I'm 10 months out of surgery now and have had a few setbacks. From what I hear...I shouldn't be needing physical therapy anymore but I still do :S We will see where that goes.
Anyway, miss you all! Thanks for your comments...it's great hearing from each of you everyday. Makes my day a good one!