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Thursday Thankfulness

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of some typical overlooked household thing that I’m grateful for this week and I’m coming up short.  There are a lot of things I am grateful for  – my good left knee, the fact that I didn’t break my right knee or need a doctor.  A crutch might have been nice but expensive and by the time I got it figured out I probably wouldn’t need it anymore, where it would sit in a closet collecting dust for years.  I’m grateful for my husband picking up some of the slack, getting dinners together and doing some grocery shopping; and the kids for being so helpful too. 

I’m thankful for your prayers and good wishes after my fall.

I’m thankful that the weather here has been pretty awesome for the month of September.  I think this is the nicest September I’ve seen since I’ve lived here. 

Really, there’s a lot to be thankful for.  As for household type things, well, I’m grateful for those too.  Paper plates are cool, I suppose.  Fewer dishes to wash, less risk of slipping on a kitchen floor, right?  Works for me!

Anything you’re grateful for this week?

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Just Wednesday

imageIt’s amazing.  I can’t go anywhere, I can’t do anything, and for some reason, I’m exhausted. 

Yep, I’m still hobbling around, but I am getting better.  Every day the pain is a little less intense and I seem to be able to hobble just a tiny bit faster, so, progress. 

In the meantime, I’ve almost run out of books to read, since I couldn’t get any new stuff this week.  Darc went and had to drop off our stuff that was due this week by himself, and he did grab a movie I had on hold that came in for me, called ExpelledAwesome movie, I highly recommend it if you get the chance to see it.   But he didn’t have a chance to grab any new stuff. 

Other than that, I’m just meandering back and forth from the bed to the couch. 

So what’s new with you? 

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Tuesday Tootsies

Oh, you know I was seriously considering doing something completely off the wall for today, like crutches, walkers, canes, knee-braces, casts, all sorts of wise-acre things went through my brain.

Instead, I decided to do something more with gym shoes, and a couple of extras.  :)

This is what it felt like I slipped on.  A big pile of slippery-ness.

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Maybe if I’d been wearing something like these, I would have seen the disaster that awaited me and could have avoided it.  (Told you I had lighted shoes, SamHenry!) 

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Naturally, my husband and hero came to my rescue.

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After I fell, you know I just really wanted to sit in a nice long, warm, relaxing bath.  Seriously, how awesome is this tub?

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And think about the happy times I could walk on both legs under rainbow skies.

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Or about wearing something like these – the best of both worlds – sneakers and high heels combined.  :)

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As always, click the pics for links, and be sweet to your feet!

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Monday Misstep

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So, uh, yeah, some of you read about my fall over on my husband’s blog last Friday.  I thought it was kind of appropriate that it happened on the 1st day of Fall, bringing to mind the ever-hilarious 1st-grade joke, “Didja have a nice trip?  See ya next fall!”  Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck *rimshot*.

Seriously, thank you all for your prayers and well wishes.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to me.  :)

Here’s what happened.  I was cleaning in the kitchen, getting those behind and under kinds of places – you know, under the toaster, behind the cookie jar.   I had put a pan in the sink to run under hot water while I wiped down the counters, and I guess it splashed out over the floor a little bit, because when I turned around, my leg went West, as I was turning North and my knee broke my fall.  You know how you get that little seam where the square linoleum floor tiles meet?  Yeah, I have the imprint on my knee cap now.  It’s a lovely red line, but it does kind of clash with the big purple-y spot on the side of my knee cap.  And actually, it doesn’t look as bad as it feels.  As long as I keep my knee straight, there’s almost no pain.  But if I try to bend my knee, or use it when trying to transition from a sit to a stand or vice-versa, oh boy. 

The thing that hurt the most though, was the blow to my pride.  I’m a grown woman, for Pete’s sake, and I shouldn’t be taking nose-dives in my kitchen like that.  And to make matters worse, I laid there crying like a big baby, until my husband could come help me, when I realized that with his back, he couldn’t help me.  And then I didn’t want his help because I realized that if he tried to help me, he’d only end up making his back worse, and then what would we do?  I’m the one who’s supposed to tend to everyone else, not get tended to.  That’s my job, to be the care-taker, not the care-receiver.  I am not comfortable with this state of affairs at all, and my knee can’t heal fast enough to suit me. 

In the meantime, I hobble around as best I can, trying to stay put in one place as long as I can so I don’t have to do that stand-sit routine very much.  Only problem is, I love coffee.  Coffee does not love me, refuses to stay with me any length of time, if you know what I mean.  Oh now there’s some good times.  GOOD TIMES!   :roll:   Let me tell you, it’s no longer running to the potty, it’s slow-limping to the potty.  This is not a good thing for a woman in her 40s who’s had children.  And let’s not even talk about the whole “do I try to sit down in a tub or stand up in a shower?” thing.  Nuh-uh. 

I feel like something out of a bad comedy routine.  “She’s slowly getting away!”  Step-limp, step-limp.  Hobble, hobble.

But I did realize something as I was falling asleep that night and kind of reliving the whole impromptu kitchen ice skating thing.  I know now why I hate orange.  I’ve always associated emotions with colors – yellow is happy, blue is serene, green is lively, red is anger – that sort of thing.  But I always drew a blank on orange, except for that I hate it.  When I fell, and as I laid there feeling that pain just bloom in my knee like some kind of tentacled amorphous monster, the color behind my eyelids was orange.  Bright, fiery, screaming, agonizing orange.  Orange is pain for me.  That’s why there have never been any orange flowers in any garden I’ve ever had.  So, I’m glad I got that figured out now.  Silver linings, you know. 

So yeah, I had a great trip.   Haven’t had one like it in 30 years, since I tripped over the hurdles in high-school gym class and left a bloody trail as I walked to the nurse’s office.  Before that, it was a rock that sent me flying off my suddenly-stopped skate board.  Hey, I was a California kid in the 70s, we all had skate boards back then, yep, even me.  I wasn’t too bad either, until that fall.  That’s the one that gave my knee it’s weather forecasting abilities.  Cool, huh?  I figure 3rd time’s the charm, as opposed to 3 strikes you’re out.  I’m thinking positively here.  Something popped in there this time, and it actually felt kind of good.  That has to be good, right?  RIGHT?

Other than that, I’m fine.  And how was your weekend?  :)

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Ever have

All the time, kitteh, all the freaking time!  AND I know how to spell “you’re.”

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Have I Seen

And it was delicious too!  ;)

 

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Friday Funnies

Satan visits the church

One bright, beautiful Sunday morning, everyone in tiny Smithtown wakes up early and goes to their local church.  Before the service starts, the townspeople sit in their pews and talk about their lives and their families.

Suddenly, at the altar, Satan appears!! 

Everyone starts screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in their determined efforts to get away from Evil Incarnate.  Soon, everyone is evacuated from the church except for one man, who sit calmly in his pew, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God’s ultimate enemy is in his presence. 

This confuses Satan a bit. 

Satan walks up to the man and says, "Hey, don’t you know who I am?"

The man says, "Yep, sure do."

Satan says, "Well, aren’t you afraid of me?"

The man says, "Nope, sure ain’t."

Satan, perturbed, says, "And why aren’t you afraid of me?"

The man says, "Well, I’ve been married to your sister for 25 years."

(I confess, I didn’t see that punch line coming!)

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Have an awesome first weekend of Autumn!

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