Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Quick Update

I don't really know why I haven't been blogging, but I think Facebook is at least partly to blame (TV trivia & Scrabulous). I just wanted to do a quick update, at least. I am still in a non-working sort of mindset. I am working and getting things done, but not doing much beyond what is actually necessary. My schedule has gotten a bit busier since I am volunteering in D's class once a week and doing a grant-writing workshop, too.

I've been having some odd health issues lately- nothing bad, but interesting. Can you get arthritis in your 30s? One of my hips is stiff so that it is sore after I sit for a while and it can't move into positions that used to be easy. I went swimming the other night and the breast stroke kick was really painful. It's not bad enough that I want to go to the doctor, but I am still curious about what is going on.

Costco Tire Center RULES! We bought tires for our Nissan Maxima in early 2006 and had to have one replaced because H ran over a nail. They are V-rated tires, so we have to order them and they are expensive. Believe it or not- the tire was under warranty! We only paid about $50 (the tire was $205). So awesome.

D got her school pictures today and they are so cute that I want to post it here! I know I'm biased by biology, but she looks really pretty.

My tenure package has moved from the department to the college level. Their decision will be made this month. From what I've heard, if they approve you, then you are fine at the Provost's office, too. I will be so glad when this is over!

I had wanted to do a post for Scientiae this month, but never managed to do it. I guess I better do one for November!

7 comments:

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

the bad news is that my friend started getting arthritus in her 30s...

Are you sure your hip problem isn't a back problem? I often have issues in that area and they are usually my back, not my hip...

Addy N. said...

Hi ITPF! I don't think it's my back- it really feels like the hip joint. I can feel a grinding sensation when I move it into certain positions- and it's only one side- my other hip feels fine. Very odd, indeed.

Seeking Solace said...

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in my early thirties, but I don't think you have that. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, which is amazing because many think you get arthris when you get old.

I would have it checked. It could be that you have Osteoarthritis which is a fancy term for the degenertive changes or wear and tear on the joints.

MommyProf said...

Maybe bursitis?

Good thoughts on the tenure...

USJogger said...

Welcome back. I can identify with just not having time to blog. Hope that your hip turns out OK.

USJogger

JustMe said...

yah i would say check at the doctor.

what good things does costco NOT do?!

Image Goddess said...

Go see a doctor! It may not feel like much now, but if it is something that might get worse it is best to catch it early.