I had this really terrible cough for a couple of weeks that was so bad that I honestly believed I fractured a rib. Seriously, I have been dealing with the weirdest, most persistent sharp pain in my upper rib cage that hasn't gone away in 2 solid weeks and I finally caved and went to the doctor about it feeling like such a dummy. (In my defense, I totally googled rib fractures and they CAN happen just from coughing and my symptoms seemed right in line with everything I read.) The doctor ordered an x-ray and everything. It was my first ever, which was kind of awesome. But nope, my ribs are just fine, which is good news for my bones (Yay for not having early osteoporosis!) but lame news for my ego and sore chestal region that is STILL bothering me. Grrrr... Any suggestions people?
A friend has started going to the gym with me and it was so fun having a buddy on the treadmill next to me three days this week. Except I was all embarrassed about my labored breathing and inability to run thanks to the stupid non-fractured rib thing. The first day we spent the hour talking about exercise and nutrition habits and then I went home and ate a Klondike bar. (Insert face-palm.) I'm totally planning to be better this next week though.
Paul and I went to the mall and shopped for new phone cases this week during our babysitting swap with the neighbors since we each just got new phones (the iPhone 5s). Paul got his through work. Mine is a late mothers day/anniversary/early birthday present and I'm very happy about it. It was a fun date and we went to a movie afterwards. I love date night.
Paul is taking birthday month very seriously this year and I am feeling very special. He played with my hair for like 30 minutes of conference today and even braided part of it for me just for kicks. I seriously love that. He is my favorite.
Clara's favorite book these days is "The Ugly Pumpkin" about (spoiler alert) a squash that doesn't know it is a squash and instead just thinks it is an ugly pumpkin. It is hilarious and awesome and I totally recommend buying it and adding it to your Halloween collection. Clara randomly repeats the line "Oh my gosh! I'm a squash!" throughout the day.
And finally, this whole government shut-down thing is so super lame. There are way more important reasons to complain about it, but I'm seriously going to whine that it is fouling up our annual Yosemite trip which was supposedly happening this next week and which we have been looking forward to for months and months. I'm pretty peeved. Paul already has the time off work though so we feel like we ought to do something fun with those days (and his parents are already out here too so we might as well, right?). The idea of Disneyland came up today and maybe, just maybe we'll do it... Although we are all still sort of holding out hope that Congress will get its act together in the next three or four days so Yosemite can still happen.