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.