Tuesday, June 5

New Shoes

Ok, I know girls are supposed to love shoes, but I really prefer no shoes.  During the summer I paint my toes a pretty color and I am barefoot until I have to put shoes on to go somewhere.

Well, that will change this summer....

Picture this--

I am on my way home from vacation and decide to stop and visit my son at his new house.  We take Lucy out of the car to see her old friends and Maggie (my son's dog) was happy to see her, but not Heidi (Megan's dog).

They started growling at each other and there is about a 70 pound difference--not in Lucy's favor.

I decided to take her to the truck because last time this happened her head was in Heidi's mouth--and Lucy is a slow learner....

Lucy is a little bossy and Heidi can be too, so not a good combination.

The biggest dog of all---Maggie--  well, she is passive, a peace maker, and a doberman.

Lucy is a little 16 pound mess.  She is AWESOME with Zoe the cat and lets Zoe boss her around, but she tries to be in charge with every other dog...

                 Zoe was a baby in this pic--she is bigger than Lucy now.

but I digress....

So, I am taking her to the truck and I step off with the WRONG foot.

I say the wrong foot because about five years ago I tore the ligaments around the ankle in my left foot and I wore a walking cast from August to November.  Not much fun when trying to set up your room and you are on crutches.

I stepped of the porch on my LEFT foot and it completely abandoned me and turned inside and down I went.

It must have been horrible at first because my husband looked at it and made a noise and said, "I think you broke it and we are going to the hospital."

Wait--no--this can't happen---but, yes we are going to the hospital.

I have to admit, at first it did look like the bone was sticking out so I prayed a lot.  If God thought I needed a broken leg I would be fine with that, but maybe I could learn my lesson with a sprain???  I would still have a walking 'cast' and would be forced to slow down....so off to the hospital we went.

Here is a picture of my foot while I was waiting for x-rays....

Nice---huh?  Well, it wasn't broken so I got an air cast and follow up with my doctor.  I called Dr. Chalk, a foot expert and hoped he would set my boot so I could get around better.  For those of you who haven't had an air cast--there is not much support.  The boot is annoying, but at least every inch of my foot is protected and I will be able to put some weight on it.  

I saw Dr. Chalk on Monday and more x-rays were needed because the hospital took pics of my leg and not much of my ankle...so I feared again for a short time that it would be broken.  Prayed, prayed, and prayed some more while I was waiting.  The x-rays came back and he said no break and the three bones looked intact and where they were supposed to be---good news.  He thought it would be a great idea to wear the boot so here we are...

Look what I found on my camera...another picture of Lucy being bossy to Ben's dog while we were on vacation.  They did get along pretty well and she was mostly trying to get him to play--but you can see her bossiness in this picture.

So, I had a lot of things planed--such as:

Starting a walking program--but no fear my right leg is getting quite a work out along with my upper body from the crutches.  I might put this boot thing on my right leg after my left is healed--just to balance things out--lol!

Painting--I think I will still be able to manage this, just have to wait until next week.

Moving furniture--I was going to move Devin down to Tyler's old room and change his room to my office.  This will still be able to happen, but I will need the boys to move the furniture.  I will just have to be patient and not sweat the small stuff!  I am VERY thankful that it is June and not August.  I will have to wait and see if I ca still get some pool time....if not, I can catch up on my reading while Devin swims.  I will go back to see Dr. Chalk July 2 so I hopeful that the boot will be off before Tyler and Megan's wedding.  Icing, resting and fingers are crossed.  

Sorry for the long post, but Monday was a LONG day!


  1. WOW!!! Your ankle did look broken!! I am so glad it's not and you are keeping a positive outlook!!

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  2. Ouch!! Here's hoping to a very quick recovery! On the bright side you should be able to catch up on a lot of reading. =) Loved your vacation pics...looks like you all had a great time!


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  3. Yikes!! Thank goodness that it's not broken. Get some rest & hope your ankle has a speedy recovery! :)

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  4. So sorry to hear about your ankle! Yuck! I too LOVE to go with NO shoes!!! :) So happy to find your blog, though!!! I LOVE the cuteness of it!!! Soooo cute!!! Come visit us at PeaceLoveKindergarten sometime!!

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  5. I am not kidding, I just screamed when I scrolled down and saw your ankle! My heart fell to my stomach and I had an instant pain in my ankle (not as bad as yours obviously!!) Get better soon!!

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  6. you have really cute toes ;)