Random Thursday! I've had a few thoughts this week, so I'm up for Amanda's Thinking Out Loud.
I've made some really good progress with buying Christmas gifts (and having vendors ship them out), but I fell behind on Christmas cards. I finally ordered them yesterday, from the American Humane Association, and I should have them in time to mail them out. I just need stamps. Yup, I'm ahead in one area, and behind in another. If anyone needs card ideas, I do recommend the AHA. They've got great card designs, and purchases benefit the AHA's work.
There's nothing like a massage to get you to relax. And a relaxing massage is nothing like what I experienced at my first medical massage on Monday. My chiro's office offers medical massages for its patients, and I decided to book an appointment for my calves. I've had tight calves in the past, and I've had knots and tight Achilles this fall as well.
I can't say it was enjoyable, but this is exactly what I needed and was looking for. He found knots I didn't even know I had, and those knots hurt when he was working through them. It was one of those times of forcing myself to relax so he could work through the knots, but it hurt! Obviously my calves needed this, but I have bruises! Even after wearing compression sleeves to try to help the blood flow, I still have bruises.
Monday I put my tree up at work, and I brought the ornaments in on Tuesday. I have a good variety between Disney ornaments, homemade ornaments, ornaments from trips. I love them all, and I couldn't use a lot of them last year with Allie. If the ornaments break, I can't replace them. I even have ornaments from Russia so those would take a lot to replace.
'Tis the season now for parties. I have two Friday, one for my office, and one at my cousin's. And next week is one for my department, and one for my group. 4 in total. Guess what I'm doing bright and early Saturday morning? Pure Barre. Let's see how well that goes.