So thanks for all the birthday wishes! I had a great day yesterday... busy, but great. I feel good being 36. My 36 year old self is stronger and faster and smarter than my 35 year old self, and that's a good feeling.
Last night we went out to dinner as a family... the little family of 3. We don't do that a lot because let's face it, taking a toddler out to dinner can be a nightmare (for everyone!) but last night was just perfect. Moana actually provided some good entertainment value to the evening. We ordered 'scallop cakes' (like crab cakes) for an appetizer and when they were placed on our table Moana let out a big "OOOOOOOOOOHHHHH" from her highchair. For the record, she's a big fan of scallop cakes. She's also a fan of opah, rice, baked potatoes, and salmon. It was hysterical last night to watch her just open up her mouth as wide as she could. It was like, open mouth, insert fork through the whole dinner. Then of course came the dessert... and who doesn't like peanut butter chocolate cheesecake with oreo crust? Moana helped us polish off this baby.
We got home and Scott gave me a new Mac Mini for my birthday! I don't complain about this computer very much to you guys, but Scott listens to me all the time and probably just finally got so annoyed at my incessant whining about how it freezes up all the time and takes forever to load a page and then just randomly shuts itself off sometimes... We'll get the Mac set up this weekend and then hopefully there will be no more complaining about the freezing up of the computer. Yay!
Moana also wanted to add to the birthday giving fun... so she gave me a big poop. In the bath tub. Oh, thank you, Moana. Mommy appreciates cleaning up poop out of the bathtub on her birthday.
In better news, I went in for my first A.R.T. appointment this morning. I wasn't sure what to expect but I've heard so many of you rave about the wonders of A.R.T. I just had to go see for myself what this magic is all about. My weak spots were identified immediately and then, via some very painful moves, they were 'released' and now I'm all better! Lol. Not quite that easy, but I do feel like I've got a good grip on what the problem is and we've made real strides toward getting me all healed up. My calf feels 100% better today and I've been given the green light to run (easy) on FLAT surfaces, which for me means the track or the treadmill because there are no flat surfaces around here. As much as I hate running on a treadmill, I hate not-running even more, so the treadmill it is.
I've also got some other big news... so stay tuned...