Weekend Tales from a One Armed Girl

My weekend started off earlier than normal. Typically, that would be awesome, right? Well this was unfortunate circumstances.

Let me back it up for ya a minute first.

Monday night (one week ago) I tried out a new team training class at my gym. It was very intense, and I just knew I'd be sore the next day. 

As predicted, I woke up Tuesday morning sore ALL OVER. I wasn't shocked. Wednesday morning, I noticed that my left arm was much more sore than any other part of my body. I couldn't bend it straight, and it seemed swollen. I kinda blew it off because I'm right handed, so I thought it could've been because it was my non-dominant arm.

Thursday morning, I woke up in PAIN. I wasn't just sore anymore, this was pain and it worried me that my arm couldn't straighten out. I called my PCP and she set me up an appointment with an orthopedic right away. Went to see him and he diagnosed a small tear in my brachioradialis muscle


Basically I was given muscle relaxers and given orders to not do any heavy lifting. Which I don't anyway. He also put me in this lovely splint to wear for the next "2-3 weeks". I put this in quotations because this thing is already on my last damn nerve. 

Hottest new accessory, right?

I go back for follow-up in 2 weeks to make sure it hasn't gotten any worse, and a possible MRI if needed.

Oh, and he also told me to go ahead and take the rest of the week off of work to keep my arm at rest. You don't have to tell me twice to stay home! ;) 

So Friday, I took advantage of sleeping in, paid rent, ran a couple of errands which included grocery shopping. Which isn't easy to do with one arm, just in case you didn't already know.

That night, Nate and I went down the road to Rusty Taco for dinner. It's becoming our Friday night ritual, and I kinda love it. :)

I posted this pic on IG, and both Whitney and Katie said Nate looks like Marky Mark! Never heard that before, but I guess I can kinda see it now. Grrrrrr. ;)

Saturday morning, we woke up at a decent time, and I made us mini egg casserole cups for breakfast. 

My absolute favorite part of the weekend is lounging around on the couch with breakfast and coffee in the mornings. I have no rush to get ready or be anywhere. I get to actually enjoy my coffee, and it is pure BLISS.

We lounged around the house until it was time to get ready to go out for an early birthday dinner for my little sister.

After a late start to the night, we finally all got together at the restaurant. Here's me with my little sister, and her best friend. I love the way this picture turned out. I may have to get it framed for Casey. :)

Dinner was at Dick's Last Resort, and if you haven't been there before. You must go. It's an experience! Everyone at the table gets a funny hat that we have to wear for dinner.

Yes, mine says "Can't dance without a pole" and Nate's says "So skinny and white you could snort me off of a mirror" - I DIED when our waitress put Nate's hat on him. I was cracking up. It was a blast.

We were even able to bring in a cake for her. Being the amazing big sister that I am, I got her favorite cake and 24 pink candles. :) She was so happy!

Afterwards, we headed out to a bar near my apartment for a couple of drinks. Then decided it'd be cheaper to go back to my place and drink. So, we brought the party to my place. Where we continued to drink and play drinking card games until we were all to the point of passing out for sleep. Everyone left the apartment around 3 am, and Nate and I crashed!

Sunday morning we slept much later than we typically do.

We made it a day of cleaning up. I prepped lunches for this week at work. Prepped veggies that are needed to dinners this week. We bathed Binky, and we did some laundry. I made homemade spaghetti meat sauce for dinner.  (I plan to post this recipe this week) which was delicious.

I was seriously in my PJs, with my feet propped up on the coffee table, while my babe vacuumed the apartment. I just felt so lucky. :)

Now, we're watching the new Family Guy, and I'm trying to keep my blogging momentum going so that I can get a few more posts for this week done and scheduled.

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?

:::Linking up with:::


Nicole said...

You poor thing! I guess working out really doesn't pay off sometimes ;) Isn't it the greatest when our men take care of us?!

Sarah said...

For my birthday, I was given that same teal necklace! Love it!

EW for hurting your arm, but congrats for getting the week off from work! ;)

SEL said...

I'm so sorry about your arm. I'd totally play the "I can't possibly do the laundry and dishes and clean because my poor arm has to rest!" card. :)

Looks like you had a fun weekend though! Happy belated to your sissy!

Nikki said...

Hope your arm is feeling better! Yay for men who clean!

Martha said...

BOO to slings! When I had pins put in my arm, I was supposed to sling it whenever I was in public. No. I hated that danged thing! Feel better soon!

thepaceofitall said...

Ouch, your poor arm! I think you've managed to convince me not to work out lol! :) Feel better soon!

Stephanie said...

Ouch! Sorry about your arm! Hopefully it gets better quick.
Nate's hat is hilarious, best one I've seen. We have a Dick's here too.

Cait said...

so sorry about your arm friend and i hope it gets better soon!! omg i love Dicks! I get the strangest hats sometimes :P

Neely said...

So sorry friend btw we were necklace twinsies this weekend :)

Shelley said...

I know all about shopping one armed. I did it while holding a struggling toddler the other day. So hard!! I hope it heals quickly!!

Whitney said...

I've always wanted to go to Dick's Last Resort. I'm going somewhere this summer that has a location, so hopefully I can go. I always wonder what they would say on my hat haha

Megan Lindley said...

Hope your arm feels better soon! I saw several of these photos on InstaGram this weekend! I'm so jealous of those breakfast muffin things!

Becky Dougherty said...

You live in/near Dallas, TX, right? My hubby and I went to Dick's Last Resort in Dallas when we were there visiting friends in August. TOO FUNNY. Scott's hat said "Paid $20 for a..." with an arrow pointing to me & my hat, which said "cheap whore."

Casey said...

I wish my doc would say take the week off work. You are totally rocking the sling!

Whitney said...

You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon :(

Stephanie Wolfe said...

Omg Mathew and I officially love the hats. We just died laughing.

Brianne Bracco said...

So uuuhhhh...how do you tear that muscle again? I think I need to get my husband to do some vacuuming haha... But I have torn my AC tendin in my shoulder before and that is no beuno..I hope you feel better soon!! And I have always wanted to go to Dick's..looks like so much fun!

My Thrifty Chic said...

I'd love for you to link up to my weekly blog hop going on now :) http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/05/emerald-skinny-love-tuesday-blog-hop.html

xoxo Tori

Nichole said...

Ha, he does *sorta* look like Mark Wahlberg. Sorry about your arm!

Katie said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear about your injury, but at least you have doctor's orders to sit at home. ;)

Heather said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your arm! I hope it's getting better!

Saving Money Living Life said...

Sad about your arm. :( But proud of you for trying a new work out. xo


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's awful about your arm! Those hats are HILARIOUS though!


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