I always get comments from people wondering how I get done what I get done. Well all I know is this. I won’t be getting as much done. I’ve been spending much of my week doing this instead….
Yep, feet up. Not particularly relaxing. I’m here mostly because I have no other choice. I screwed up my foot. I’d take a picture and show you but no one wants to see my ugly feet. Let me just describe it to you instead. The ball of my left foot is swollen and PURPLE. It’s really gross.
It happened Monday evening on the night of my birthday. Suffice to say it happened because I wasn’t acting my age. Kelli and I were at the computer talking. She was talking about all the things she wanted to do over her Christmas break. She had a long list. One thing was to finish getting her sewing room together. I told her to do it tomorrow so it would be done and not hanging over her head all break long. Kelli is notorious for being on her phone so I said put your phone downstairs and tell yourself every time you want to look at it you have to go up and down the stairs five times before you can use it. She said no way because going up and down the stairs five time would have her legs burning. I said it wouldn’t and before we knew it she was running up and down my stairs five times. She was complaining about her burning legs and said well you do it then. I did. Only when I went Puppycat (Kelli’s dog) and Ruby flanked me one of each side. On my third time up, I tripped trying to avoid Puppycat. I caught myself by scrapping my arm down the woodwork on my bedroom door frame and somehow really screwed up the ball of my foot in the process.
I didn’t go the doctor…I’m sure it’s just a sprain. I can
walk hobble on it. When I wake in the morning after being in bed all night, it feels really good. Working all day and being on it gets it all swollen again but it’s something I have to deal with. I can’t work and keep my foot up all day..I am sitting and reading more book than ever though.
For those who remember my last fall complete with ankle and shoulder problems, the injury before was to my left foot/ankle but this hasn’t irritated the old injury so that’s good as that isn’t 100% yet either.
In the evening I’ve been keeping my foot up either sewing with the leg on a stool, working on the computer with my leg on a stool or sitting and stitching…I guess that’s what I get for not remembering I have a 50 year body now! No more stair races for me!!