Saturday, March 19, 2011

As of late..

Well, it's been a while since my last post...but I had a rough week and BROKE one of the bones in my foot! And tore a handful of muscles & ligaments in the process too!!!!

I wish I had a good story as to how this happened...but I can't seem to pinpoint the exact moment. There were a few times mid-week where I came down or up off my foot and felt like it hurt too much. On Wednesday it started to hurt a lot. On Thursday morning I attempted to walk my dog, but only managed to walk two houses down, before I was in tears. Then I just sobbed like a big baby when I learned I'd be off my feet for a while.

Now I'm in this boot for 4-6 weeks. The really stinky part of this, is it's my driving foot!!! Doc says I can't drive for at least 2 weeks and we'll have another look. I've been rather grumpy about the whole thing. I've never been on crutches...apparently my upper body strength isn't quite what I thought is was (but in other, good news I can feel my back fat melting away).

So, as I'm trying to adjust my crabby attitude, I spent most of the day in my bead room and finished this piece (which I also entered into the Bead Maven's Vernal Visions challenge ). I got these cabs from Lori at Out of the Flames.

I also sorted through my stash to pick out beads for the Margie & Me challenge. I love how Marcie really pushed us to continue stepping outside our comfort zone by selecting palettes with yellow. As it turns out, I actually have more yellow beads than I realized!

So over the next couple weeks, I will be stuck in the house. I am lucky that I can do nearly all my work from my desk in my home office, but I also plan to put in lots of time in my bead room. I tend to run around quite a bit (with my full time work, my part-time work, and my volunteer work -my son's school, cub scouts, and the golf tournament- and of course all of my beading projects.), my husband often comments that he's never known anyone who has so much going on all the time. I guess it's time to pause a bit! Relax. Heal.


  1. Oh Amy your poor dear, unfortunatly i have a lot of experience on crutches i have had both hips replaced it sucks but you'll be flying around like an ol pro in no time, if the rubbery part where your hand goes starts to bug you i use to wrap a bandana around it same with the part that goes under your arm that rubber can really irritate your skin. Well you take care and take it easy for a few weeks and it'll get better before you know it. ttfn L:)

  2. Oh Amy, I am so sorry to hear about your foot. I know that is painful and quite the hassle. Hopefully he will heal fast. The beadwork is gorgeous...I will go check out the challenge!!

  3. Beautiful necklace! Your bead work goes perfectly with those cabs. :D Sorry to hear about your foot, though. What a pain! Literally! (Ok, that was a bit lame...sorry.) But hey, you get to bead for two weeks straight, right? ;) I seriously hope it feels better soon. No fun being stuck anywhere.

  4. Oh I think we will all be lucky to see what you do since you have to stay off your foot! I hope it heals quickly and well!


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