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College Visit and Other Shenanigans of a 4 Day Weekend

This weekend was a 4 day weekend for me, I had Monday off for Columbus day and Tuesday off for a teacher development day. The weekend was filled by a cycle of fun activities during which I pushed my legs followed by lying in bed because of pain. I try not to get in these cycle but I still think it is better than not doing anything at all.

Saturday I had PT in the morning which was fine, but it was that night I first got in trouble. I was at one of my best friend's little sister's Bat Mitzvah, and my friend was DJing and the kids were struggling with the Hora  This is when I stepped in to try to help them, however in the end I didn't help too much and was in a good amount of pain by the end.

Sunday I babysat for two hours and spent a lot of time on the floor and getting up. I probably would have been fine if it was not for the fact that I was still paying for my attempt at dancing the night before. It was worth it though because the kids were really cute and a lot of fun.

Monday I was still in pain. I had PT that day in the afternoon, and after explaining why I was in pain I was reprimanded for my dancing attempt. Of course after PT I had to go to Shul for Simchas Torah (which is a holiday that is celebrated by dancing with Torahs), this time I stayed away from dancing, but I can not say no to playing with a three year old who is tugging on my skirt.

Today I went on a college visit. I loved the college I saw. The only problem is it took three and a half hours to get there which meant lots of sitting and then lots of walking during the tour, both activities kill my legs. So now once again my hips and knees kill.

It has also been rainy since Saturday which never helps the situation.

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