Thanks to everyone who have inquired about my knee injury and wished me speedy recovery. It's progressing nicely, though I find that there are other strained muscles due to my stiff knee (just yesterday the muscle on the outside of my thigh started cramping up and before that I had a short bout of plantar fasciitis). Guess that's what happens when your leg is out of whack. But on the bright side, this injury has restarted my swimming practice (which really is a great whole body workout).
Anyway for those who follow my instagram/insta stories, you know I went home to Honolulu for a week. Well my dad got hit by a car while crossing the street (in the crosswalk I might add), and had to have surgery on his leg. Then a blood clot from the injury traveled to his lungs, putting him in critical condition. He also had a bit of bleeding in the brain, which the blood thinners for the clots would adversely effect. It was a scary time, but he is in the clear and on the mend. He left the hospital yesterday for a skilled nursing facility since he has months of rehab before he can walk again. You never know when something catastrophic can happen so I feel so very lucky that things are looking good for him. Interesting to note that my chronically introverted dad is now a friendly extrovert and can't seem to stop talking. I wonder if it was from the bleeding in the brain or the near death experience.
While I was home, I also got an early birthday present (the Micro Celine Belt Bag) which I insta-storied (thanks for letting me share that with you guys). You'll probably see it featured in a lot of posts to come since I am obsessed with this bag. So nope, I haven't technically broken my ban but at the same time I'm weaseling into getting others to buy things for me so I don't think that's quite fair. I also purchased new swim wear since I'm justifying them as new workout clothes. So this month overall feels like I'm fudging. I'm going to go back to a strict ban of no new items, and I think I might also be slowing my roll on items for review (since I'm still behind and still feel like I'm getting something new every week--which defeats the purpose of a ban).
Anyway the first 2 months of this year has not been good on my and my family's health. But I hope things just get better from here!
P.S. Oh and one of my best friends fell off his bike and got a mild concussion so yea there's something strange going on here with all these physical injuries. Let's hope we all got it out of our system this year and everything else is smooth sailing *knock on wood*