Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Commoner's Summer 2015 Edition

I don't know what to say about this summer.  It was kind of a bummer and over taken by knee surgery.  I did get to go to Austin and that was fun.

Except for the knee which hurt and the Uber Identity theft I had to deal with.   It was awesome.  I really liked Texas and I liked the heat a lot.

But I'm not going to lie.  This summer was all about my knee and it overtook every decision and action leading up to and after it.  So while this was not an ordinary summer by any means it was still a summer.  Here are some things that happened because I couldn't really run before the surgery and I couldn't even walk after it.

I Read A Book

That's right a book.  Not a book about educational leadership or reclassification.  Not a book about running.  Not even a kindle book.  A real book and I couldn't put it down.

The book was The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
It's about two sisters living in France during World War II.  You should read it.

I binge watched The Office

If House of Cards got me through my Masters Project and Scandal got me through all my job interviews it was The Office who was the perfect accompaniment to  my rehabilitation.  I don't know why I never watched The Office. I kind of thought I did.  But it was perfect.  Quick, funny, witty, and 9 long seasons.  It was perfect for long hours on the couch and late nights when my sleep was messed up.  I have 1 more season to go and I work on Monday so the pressure is on.

I really would like to work there, I think I liked Scranton.  

I started commenting on celebrity Facebook comments

So I read a lot of Facebook and Instagram.  Two things happened.  I became obsessed with Earthquake and El Nino warnings posting them constantly -much to the dismay of my family.  But hey, I'm house bound (couch bound really) I have to do these things for my family and friends who are having summer or working.

Since I knew I didn't want to constantly comment on my knee I commented on almost everything else including celebrity sites.  Kit Harrington who is John Snow on Game of Thrones was no exception.  He super cute with curly hair and a killer fur (sorry peta) and he died at the end of the year.  We are all devastated.  

He face books a lot and there were pictures of him in Belfast where they film Game of Thrones.  I commented that I hoped he was coming back in a dream sequence blah blah blah.  88 people liked that.  That's a record.  88 people including JOHN SNOW HIMSELF.
Here's the proof.

That was really it.  That's how I spent my summer vacation.  I also got really good at reading torn meniscus MRI photos and photos from the operation.  I learned how to use crutches  (mostly to scare the dogs away from my knee).  I almost cleared out my DVR playlist.  

I learned how to undo summer plans

This is the list of things I cancelled due to the knee

  • an overnight shopping trip to San Francisco with my daughter
  • a trip to the spa with commoner Kristen
  • a trip to Atlanta to visit my friend.
Okay I could have gone to Atlanta if I didn't mind 2 weeks of blood thinning injections.  I did mind them.  I didn't go.  

Yes it was a good summer.