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Shoulder and date night!

Happy hump day!  I had trouble sleeping last night, so this post will be all over the place.  Hello 3 hours of sleep.

Here is the deal with my shoulder.  It has been slightly funny since I fell off my bike last year.  It was achy for months, so I think it probably was already susceptible to injury.

Anyway,  a couple weeks ago, I was gardening and pulling up sod, working very hard and pulling with my right arm.  I didn’t feel any immediate pain, but my shoulder was a little achy that night. The next morning it hurt a lot.  I could barely raise my arm up.  I figured I just overdid it.  A day or so later, I was in the shower and I noticed my collarbone on the right side was sticking out.  Weird.  It hurt a little bit, but more like a bruised feeling.  I know I have a high pain tolerance, but I knew it couldn’t be broken because it wasn’t that painful. Plus I could use my arm, even though it hurt in my shoulder.  Here is my collarbone sticking out.  Not sure if you can see it very well here.

Gross, isn’t it?  Well, I did a lot of google research and found lots of stuff from lymphoma to broken bones.  Gotta love google  :roll:  With most of my work files in orthopedics, you would think I would have a better handle on it.  Well, I needed to look a little closer at my shoulder and less at the clavicle.  I noticed that my right shoulder was slightly dropped compared to the left.  Bingo – I think I have a separated shoulder.  I am curious to see how well I self-diagnose.  I’m not a doctor, but I play one on the internet  LOL!

Anyway, it took a couple weeks to get in to see the doctor, which happens on Thursday.  Not that there is much that can be done for it other than time and rest.

So, on to the good part of the day.  20 years ago today, John and I had our first date.  We met at CU Boulder.  I was there working on my doctorate in music and John was finishing up his masters in music.  We were thrown together into a graduate brass quintet, me on the horn and John on tuba.  Anyway, John called me up one Saturday (20 years ago!) and asked if I wanted to see the Colorado Symphony that night.  I said yes.  He then said something about hoping his car made it to Denver and back.  I thought he was joking, but he was not!  It didn’t occur to him that was not a great thing to tell a prospective date.  We did make it there and back okay, though.  And now here we are married.

We decided to have a nicer dinner today rather than on our ‘real’ anniversary.  We chose to go to Bistro LeRoux.

It’s getting all fall around here now!

Bistro LeRoux is an upscale place without the snootiness.  One thing that we love is that they offer half portions of everything, including appetizers!  That makes it much more affordable to eat here.  More restaurants need to do this.

My date.

John’s date:

Bad lighting in here, though.

We were getting half portion entrees, we decided to split a half portion appetizer.  The appetizer was toasted goat cheese with a madgascar vanilla and cherry fondue with baguette crostinis.

I don’t like cherries, so John ate all of those, but this was so, so good!  It was sweet and savory together and the goat cheese was an interesting texture.   Firmer than what I have had before and oh so good! There was honey on the plate as well, which went really well with the cheese.

John’s dish:

This was a crab cake risotto with tempura andouille sausage with a tomato and basil salsa.  I love the crabcakes here. They are amazing!


My entree was:

Sauteed steak with bacon parmesan risotto and chive sour cream with corn and a blue cheese mini twice baked potato on top. OMG!  This was so good.  Lots of different flavors going on.  The meat was super tender and the risotto was rich and creamy.   The little twice baked potato was tasty. I could have had about 10 of those!

Perfect sized portions and we weren’t stuffed!  John said we need to come here more than once a year and he is right :D

Today’s pink item is more fall color.  Pink tree. I love fall!

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