Re-Entry & Recovery . . . #CoffeeTalk


I took that photo from my car yesterday. (Yes, I was parked.) It occurred to me that it’s so easy to become entranced with exotic vacation destinations, but sometimes the best views are in your own backyard. In other words, it is good to be home!

I’m on Day 5 of the dizzy. Actually, it’s more like imbalanced. I feel like I’m swaying even when I’m sitting still.

I saw the doctor and they gave me meds, but they’re not doing much for me. I think it’s just gonna have to run its course. It makes me feel like everything is in slow-mo, which doesn’t do much for my productivity.

On a more positive note, I saw my orthopedist yesterday and he gave me the all-clear to kick the medical boot to the curb. He said it’s healing well and I need to be careful and wear only sneakers or Orthaheels for a few weeks, but I should be good to go. I see him again in 3 weeks, and if I’m feeling good, he will refer me to physical therapy — for both the recovering stress fracture and the plantar faciitis that is still present in my other foot. Le sigh . . .

Sometimes I feel like I’ll never be whole again, but I know I just need to be patient.

I’m still adjusting to it being fall here. I got up this morning and put on a tank top and capri-length leggings to take my son to school. THAT was a rude awakening. I put the seat warmers on so I’d stop shivering.

Of course, now that the weather is cool enough to wear fall clothes and boots, I am stuck in a sneaker. Just my luck! I’m sure I’ll be sneaking in some boots and cuter shoes here and there, but I do want to be cautious so I don’t have any setbacks. I’m in desperate need of some regular cardiovascular activity. Even if I can’t run, I’d love to get back to biking and walking and hiking before the weather turns too chilly. So that’s my goal.

Beyond that, I’m just trying to work ahead so I can go to Turks & Caicos in two weeks and relax and enjoy myself. My husband will be joining me on this trip, and I. cannot. wait.

Oh, and my web host is moving my site over to jolynnedev.wpenginepowered.com later today, and I have a designer working on my logo. SO YAY! The ball is rolling with my rebrand!!!!!

That’s about all I’ve got. What’s new with you?

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  1. oh boo, it got cold again last night? it’s been pretty warm during the day, i put the baby in a tank top last night when we went out, and literally just grabbed her shorts thinking it’d be warm enough for them again. maybe not lol.

    good luck with the feet and boots. i’ve found i do pretty ok with boots because you can fit an insole into most of them which isn’t true for a lot of other non-athletic shoes. hopefully you can wear them without a problem!

  2. Ah!! My husband and I went to Turks and Caicos in March! Loved it so much! We stayed at Parrot Cay which is a 30 minute boat ride from the main island. The resort is the island–plus a few private houses. We got a free upgrade when we got there (still not sure how that happened) and ended up with our own private villa and private beach. It was a major upgrade. The food was super amazing and the island was just beautiful. Even if you could just take a boat ride to the cay for the spa, I had the best facial ever!!! Their products are amazing! I sound really spoiled, but this is totally rare for us!

    About your feet. I know that you recommended Katy Bowman’s book last year. Have you read her new book? It’s really good. Also, she has a DVD called, “Fix your Feet.” For $10, it may be worth checking out. https://www.alignedandwell.com/shop/fix-your-feet/

  3. Yay for you about the boot! I know how that must be a relief for you!

    As for me, I am trying to find a Halloween costume that doesn’t make me look like a {insert unflattering terms}. It needs to be kid friendly for work(I am leading a Halloween storytime at the end of the month), and I am not having much luck.

    And my other thing is trying to figure out how to allow the child profiles in Windows 8.1 access to things like my Office Suite.

    Not a very fun day, in my opinion. When does your new site officially launch?

    1. You lost me at Windows 8.1. LOL. Mac girl here!!!

      They are changing over the url today. It takes about 24 hours to get all the redirects working, so there may be some downtime. It will look no different, though. I am talking to a designer about my logo, trying to decide if I want her to tweak the existing one or do a new one from scratch, in which case, it will be a few weeks.

      Did you seem my butterfly costume I posted?? That was easy!

  4. Ooooh, exciting stuff!! I keep checking our trees every day to see if they’ve started changing colors LOL. 😀

    So do those of us with feed readers need to change our subscriptions or will they change automatically? I don’t wanna miss a thing!

  5. Hi Jo-Lynne,

    I’m glad to hear your vertigo is slowly going away. I know exactly how you feel. I had vertigo really bad once and can totally relate. One doctor suggested I take a seasickness pill, but it didn’t work. It wasn’t until I went to my GP who said I had fluid in my ears (I have a TON of allergies) and prescribed Claritan D and Flonase (a nasal antihistamine) twice a day for 2 weeks! I was dried out, but the vertigo went away and I’ve never gotten it back.

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