Picture Dictionary Freebie AND My Aching Neck

Happy Saturday, people!  I'm on Day 2 of my four day weekend.  So far, it's been amaze-balls (as Guiliana Rancic would say).  :)

I'm a little ashamed to tell you what I accomplished yesterday, but since I'm a firm believer in telling you every.single.thing in my life, I'll do it anyways.

I slept in.

And I slept wrong.

My neck and shoulder blade, and the area in between the two, was all a mess.  


And, just so you know, I have a high tolerance for pain.  I can take it.  I have had several kidney stones . . . and if you know about that, then you know I'm basically a super hero.  

But this kink in my neck . . . it was like Kryptonite.  Or, in my case, a vegetable.  It brought me to my knees.

I took Tylenol and Aleve.  And I try not to take that stuff because of all the heart medicine I'm on (not that I can't, but I prefer to limit the amount of pills I take in case I'm ever asked to pee in a cup or something like that . . . you just never know), but I was DYING.

The Tylenol and Aleve didn't help.  

I determined I needed couch-rest with appropriate amounts of junk food, TV watching (Guiliana and Bill, for example), blog stalking, pinteresting, reading a new book, and napping.

The husband determined that I needed to rub some sort of medicinal magic that he brought home from Asia (he was there for a work trip) on the wounded area.  

Just so you know, this medicinal magic rub stinks to high heaven.

I can't stand it when he uses it on his shins after a run.

Or when he uses it on his quads after a run.

Or when he uses it on his feet after a run.

Or when he uses it on his neck after a run.

I think maybe he needs to stop running, but that's just me.

I said NO.  No thanks, I'll live.  Pass the chips.

He insisted.

Oh, and he suggested water.  He always says I need to drink more water.  If my ear is hurting, I must be dehydrated.  If my fingernails are growing too slowly, I must be dehydrated.  If I am thirsty, I must be dehydrated.  People, it gets old because all I really want is a coke zero.  Or wine.  Obviously.

Well, I gave in. 

And let me tell you.

This medicinal magic rub made me tingle.


And then I was stinky.  

I feel great today so I have no idea if that stuff actually worked or if I'm just all better.  Let's hope it's legal.  And that it washes off.

In the meantime, just to be a tad bit productive, I revised my A to Z Student Picture Dictionary.  I had some requests to make them as whole pages.  

Click {HERE} to download the Aa page in half and whole page format, as well as in black and white and in color as a *freebie*. 

Other than that, I have actual plans to leave the house today.  It has nothing to do with the fact that I'm out of chips.  Or chocolate.  Or soda.


Before I go, I need to mention that I'm a part of Little Miss Organized's 100 Follower Giveaway.  Be sure to check it out -- there's lots of good stuff to win, including a Starbucks gift card.  Peppermint White Mocha, anyone?  Does that count as water?  What if I say non-fat?

Click to enter!  :)


  1. I'm glad your neck is feeling better! I hate it when I sleep wrong and that happens and you can't turn your head...so you have to turn your whole body.....not fun! The hubs should get a patent on that stinky rub and sell it:))) Just a thought! Eat some junk food for me:) I've been sleeping most of the day sick with a cold/cough from you know where! I don't think I have any lungs left:(

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. So glad you're feeling better!!! Thanks for the great freebie! I'd be over the moon if you stopped by my little blog!
    Growing Firsties is having a Pete the Cat Giveaway that also donates to Hurricane Sandy Relief!

  3. Have you ever heard of Arnica gel? It is very similar in healing pain but it doesn't smell so bad in my opinion. You might want to look into it!

    Thanks for the great freebie!

    Head over and enter our $100 Gift Card Giveaway!
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  4. Wine, super heroes and chips.... only you, my hilarious friend, could tie them into one hysterical post.

    Glad you are feeling better - whether due to stinky stuff or not. :D

  5. Neck pains are the worst! You never realize how much you turn it until you hurt it! I love your blog & am your newest follower!

  6. Love, love, love your blog! Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the laughs!

    Read with Me ABC

  7. So jealous of your 4 day weekend. We have a 3 day weekend, thank goodness! We also just found out that thanks to Prop 30 passing, we get all of our furlough days back! My paycheck will be happy, but I can't think about teaching into June now. I have enjoyed that! Enjoy the second half of your weekend!


  8. K, so I have to tell you I was sooo LOL when I read the dehydrated part, cause guess what?? My husband tells me the EXACT same thing ALL the stinkin' time! I could finish his sentences!! Too funny, & yes, the nonfat peppermint white mocha DOES count! Smile, smile!
    Thanks for being my supporter!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

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