Monday, October 22, 2012
I had an awesomely fantastic time today at a friend's house. She was holding a "Pinterest in Person" event, the idea being that Pinterest is all about what we are interested in - say, crocheting, gardening, cooking, etc., but it is very solitary in general. So she invited us to her house to work on our crafty interests, and to bring a tasty treat (ideally from a Pinterest recipe) - what fun! To eat delicious food, work on crafts, and chat with friends. It would be hard for me to think of a more pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
I made brownies - others made mini-pizzas, potatoes with cheese, crustless pizza, homemade breads with herbs, meatballs, lemon cake...yummy! And, while I don't crochet, I bought a variety of small sewing projects I can never seem to find the time to work on. I finished mending a pair of socks, took in the waist of a skirt that almost fell off me the last time I wore it, and sewed some merit badges on a Boy Scout sash. Wow! I accomplished more in one afternoon that I had in years, and had fun doing it.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Things are going a bit better with my broken toe. I actually didn't tape it to the next toe over, because I knew it would hurt too much for me to actually be able to tape it. I did manage to find one of those medical-type sandals people wear when they have a foot injury. I got it the last time I had a broken toe.
What I had forgotten, though, was that, since they try to make these stupid sandals to fit everyone, they actually fit no one. The heel area is huge, way, way bigger than my heel, and the straps are so long I couldn't even tighten them enough to fit my foot. Still
I have been wearing it when I go out, because it's better than the other shoes I have, which all rub against my poor, pitiful toe.
The pain has lessened, and I am pretty sure it is on the mend. I wish it could mend faster, but things could have been so much worse. I am attempting to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. I wish everyone a blessed Sunday.
Friday, October 19, 2012
So I was careful and ate well yesterday, and was quite proud of myself as a result. I was also feeling like I was accomplishing things. Just overall seeming like a very good day. After dinner I was heading to the recliner to read for a little while, just as I do most evenings.
Now, I spent some time recently cleaning up the downstairs. As a result, my living room is in fairly good order. Between the kitchen and the recliner there is only one thing - a kitchen chair there is no room for at the kitchen table (because it is shoved up against a wall on one side). I couldn't figure out what to do with the extra chair, so I stuck it in the living room. I figured it was better than setting it in the middle of the kitchen floor for me to run into every time I walked across the room. Ha!
The sad thing is, that I wasn't even in a hurry as I walked towards the recliner. Maybe my mind was too much elsewhere, but I don't even think so. Just heading across the room. The next thing I knew I had - crash, bang - stumbled right into the one and only chair. It's a nice chair, wooden, attractive - ah, yes, it attracted my foot right to it.
I will not mention the words that rose to my lips, since I nobly refrained from uttering them. However, the pain was pretty extreme. Yes, I stubbed my toe against a chair in full, plain view, and managed to break my toe.
I debated long and hard about heading to the Urgent Care. But I have had this happen before. (Last time it was the vacuum cleaner, so you can see that I am 'accident prone.') You go to the doctor, they take an x-ray, they say, "Aha! Your toe is broken." Then they tell you there isn't anything they can do for it, except maybe tape it to the next toe over, and send you home with pain meds. Then they charge you a lot of money. I figured I could do the taping and the pain meds myself, and save the $$.
In a couple of days I'll be better, and in a couple of weeks, I'll be as good as new. See? Who needs a doctor?
But there does go the exercise I had been planning...no yard work or housework for awhile. :-(
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Today I fixed broccoli for dinner, cooked in just a bit of water. As I was about to drain it, I decided to be lazy and just drain it into the empty teapot that was sitting on the stove. No big deal, right? I would just empty it out later and wash it. Wrong...I should have known.
So it's late at night, and I decided to make a fresh pot of tea so I could have iced tea tomorrow morning. Forgot all about the broccoli, and...of course...put tea bags in the pot and poured boiling water right into the broccoli water already sitting in the teapot.
Oh, well, tomorrow I will do better. :-)
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I had such a nice time today at lunch. I actually organized a lunch for a friend who is new to my parish. I wanted to introduce her to a couple of my other friends from the parish. Ideally, I would have invited at least six or seven ladies, but that would have had to be a dinner because a number of them work during the day...and right now I don't have a babysitter for my son and I don't yet feel comfortable leaving him alone at night until he is 12 or 13. So there were only four of us. But it was so much fun!! Just to be with other adults, talking and enjoying each other's company. It was a real mood lifter for me. So overall a very good day.
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