Tuesday, August 15, 2006

From the sole of the foot [there are] wounds and bruises...Isaiah 1:6

We're making history here...this is the very first blog post written from the laptop. I did one of those things yesterday that, in retrospect, seems rather stupid. I would explain exactly what happened, but I'm not quite sure exactly what happened. Either the branch was a lot longer than I thought it was, or it was heavier than it looked, or maybe I'm just not as strong as I think I am. What I do know is the branch than I meant to toss off the hill and over the retaining wall into the backyard didn't quite make it and ended up on my foot. I managed to hobble back inside the house. I took something for the pain while a child retrieved an icepack from the freezer. I spent the remainder of the day in bed.

A enjoyed playing nurse. She made me several smoothies in her play kitchen. Banana smoothie...yum. Oatmeal smoothie...(I'm glad these were all imaginary). After a bit she decided her foot had an owie also. J retrieved an icepack for her foot and she spent the rest of the day with her foot propped up beside me.

The Man says it probably isn't broken, although we can't tell for sure without an x-ray. Since knowing whether or not it is broken won't make any difference, and since the out-of-pocket expense for the x-ray would pay for several books, I'll just keep it propped up until the swelling disappears.

The pain is completely gone today, unless I try to walk on it. The top of the foot and toe look a lot better than I was expecting it to. Down below is a picture of my feet that I took last night (you'll have to scroll down, I won't make anyone look at my feet unless they want to). You can see that the left foot is a bit swollen and bruised. It looks about the same now. I was surprised at how swollen and bruised the bottom of the foot is this morning.

So, of course, yesterday was the day that we were going to ease back into school. HA! We did get quite a bit done prior to my mishap, and we accomplished just as much this morning from my bed. We're mostly continuing things that were started last year. I need to place orders for the remainder of the books and supplies for this year.

Yesterday while sitting in bed with nothing else to do I finally compiled a list of what I needed to order from all the dog-eared, sticky-noted catalogs. The good news: I'm going to qualify for free shipping.

~nothing more but the picture

~it really isn't that exciting

~just a picture to fill space

~do you really want to see it?

~ok

~here it is...

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1 comment:

Jess said...

Oh wow, you poor thing! I'm glad it feels better and hope you can walk on it with little to no pain now. Boy do I understand the no-DR-unless-absolutely-necessary thing! My standards have changed SO much over the years due to knowledge/experience, inconvenience, & very little extra money! lol

HUGS - feel better soon!