I am seriously going to get a personal thank you to all Sparkies who have left me such warm words of encouragement.
But for now, I want to retract all of my previous self-pity ramblings - that's not me. At least, it's not really me *any more*. I mean, I have suffered periods of depression, but I am not really quite in that state now; I guess I was just feeling sorry for myself. I do have a ton of stuff going on, some of which I have no control, but a lot of which I can control. I just need to focus on changing the things I can, and just letting the cards fall for all the rest. What I'm trying to say is that I'm sorry for allowing myself to get overwhelmed and lost in a pity party, and dragging you into it.
My ankle is not healing very fast, apparently it is a full out sprain rather than just a little twist (little twist sounds fun under any other circumstances! :D); so waiting for it to heal is really going to put my patience to the test. But I've chosen to consider this just another challenge, and I've already told you how I enjoy a challenge. Maybe this is just nature's way of letting me know that I really do have to do some floor exercises; I can't expect to do standing EVERYTHING! Of course, it's more (strike-through difficult) challenging than ever to get up and down to and from the floor...but it's what I have to do, so it's what I am doing.
I did do some standing hand weight work, but have decided that's probably not a good idea. That poor ankle has all it can handle with my body weight piled on top of it, making the idea of adding extra weight seem pretty silly in retrospect. Doh!
On a more positive note, I had a wonderful visit with my dad, an early Father's Day celebration, which kept me occupied all day yesterday, from 9 A.M. until 8:30 P.M., so I didn't get any exercise in at all and my ankle swelled so much that I thought it was going to burst! But I did get to spend the day with my 89 year old dad and his wife, as well as my sister and her husband. This visit kind of made up for the disappointment I felt during and after my trip to California, because I actually got to spend quality time talking with people I love. My expectations for the CA trip were unrealistic, so I was just setting myself up for a disappointment, and I got it. I know better, I don't know why I let that happen; but hindsight and all that...blah blah blah
I need food, caffeine, and a brain defragmentation immediately, after which I'll be back to send personal thank-yous and to report on how things are (or aren't) working for me.