Saturday, January 26, 2013

Life of a chef girlfriend

So recently I have been spending time at Ben's town home so I can see him as much as I can before he leaves for Germany. Ben works over the weekend Wednesday to Saturday from 2-9 and that leaves me alone at the town home a lot. One thing I have been doing a lot more is cooking. Since I am alone I need to make myself food.
I've cooked myself dinner three times so far and tonight I am going to make myself beef and broccoli stir fry with brown rice. I'm actually pretty excited to cook myself some food :)

Italian Sausage and bowties I made first time I was at the town home :P

Best thing I've made yet. SALMON!!!! Nom nom <3

Beef and broccoli stir fry with brown rice I made tonight XD

So that's all I have to say today. Yumm food!!

Hugs and kisses
Anna xoxo

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Getting old too fast

So today I had an orthopedic appointment to see what was wrong with my hip. Recently I have been having severe hip pain that had my crying in class once. I decided to get some xrays to see what was wrong and they did find something. Apparently I have Hip Dysplacia and Lumbar Spondylosis. My spine is in a straight line, it doesn't curve like a normal spine. My hip is a weird one, where the ball is supposed to meet the hip socket is out of place. The normal hip has the leg ball in the socket at a 120 degree angle, but mine is going in at a 160 degree. Almost completely straight up.

My hip is supposed to look like this

Instead the ball is half out of the hip joint.

What this means is that my hip will degenerate faster. I'll have arthritis within a few years, I'll have pain, and I'll probably need a hip replacement by the time I am 40.

I am taking physical therapy now to try and help this. If it doesn't do anything I will need to keep up physical therapy. If it gets worse I will need to start cortisone shots. What fun does this sound like???

In a way I am grateful for knowing. This means that there really is something wrong and that we can try to make the pain stop. It's not just in my head. So now I have to be extremely careful with what I do and hopefully the pain will stop.

That's all I have for today, have a great day everyone!!!

Hugs and kisses
Anna xoxo

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Train rides

So here I sit, back at Ben's town home. I came back to Charlotte a few days early because I had to take a train to get here. My parents could not bring me back because of their schedules and because of money. The trip was about 12 hours and was a bit uncomfortable but I managed. I sat next to a really sweet old woman and she got off about four hours before me, she let me take the window seat and managed to get a few naps in.

I watched a few Underworld movies so I could return them to Ben, I played games on my phone, snoozed, talked to some people, watched scenery, all those things to try and pass the time.

I prefer the plane for that trip but I would get on a train again. It was nice, the only thing I didn't like was the food prices. I got a salad and water for lunch and had to pay $10.25 for that! So I didn't eat dinner there, Ben was able to get me some food and had it for me when he picked me up at the station. :)

School starts up again in two days and I can't believe it. I just hope this semester is better than the last one. I want to work better, work on my time management, get schoolwork done faster, find a job, and rush hoping to get into one of the sororities on campus.

So that's all I have for today. Ben's roommate Alex is cooking something and it smells sooooooooooo good!! The one thing I like about dating a chef, I get lots of yummy food! :D

Love and kisses
Anna xoxo

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year resolutions

The title says it all, this is going to be a new year for me and I want to make it better than last year. I have many things I want to accomplish this year.

  1. Keep grades As and Bs
  2. Make the Dean's List this semester
  3. Start being healthier with food and getting active
  4. Want to loose excess fat and get more energy
  5. Don't let stress take over my life
  6. Start yoga to calm stress
  7. Get a better job in Hershey, maybe an internship over the summer
  8. Budget money better
  9. Save money, open a savings account
  10. Stay in touch with Ben while he's in Germany
  11. Keep positive outlooks in life
  12. Learn to love myself better
  13. Live everyday to the fullest
  14. Get into LLC for fall semester
  15. Don't let people get to me where I cannot concentrate on school work
That's what I have today and I hope I can do everything and make this year the best I can. :)

Hugs and kisses 
Anna xxo