I have been absent for a bit----I have certainly been thinking about everyone, but haven't been able to post.
This past week was a very busy one. Our first granddaughter graduated from high school (as a honor student). All our children were here---in addition to the three that live here, a daughter from Tacoma, Washington came, a son from Maryland and another from Oklahoma all were here. It was such fun since they all hadn't been together for over 20 years---one or the other is always missing.
We got ready to go to the graduation, all dressed in our finest and who would put a bit of a damper on everything----me!!! As I was going down the auditorium stairs, a group of people were blocking the way. I politely asked them to move ("excuse me") and they turned and just stared. I got impatient and went to move around them. The stair they were standing on was shorter than I anticipated and so down I went. I had such momentum going until I twisted my foot and ended up sorta "mooning" people behind me! Thank goodness I followed my mothers instructions to "always put on good underwear when you go out". :c) Anyway, I am now hobbling. My foot continues to be swollen and painful and although I can walk, it is with a very unusual gait. :c) No, I haven't gotten it x-rayed---I am a nurse after all, and we don't do sensible things like that preferring to "heal thyself". :c) It isn't broken but sprained and all I would do is incur bills that would seriously affect my ability to buy fabric, so I will rest my foot and move on. Seriously, it is getting better, I think, but this type of injury takes time, and there is nothing I can do about it really.
Moral of story----I must not get so excited that I become impatient with other people who are also excited; look before I step; wear fancy shoes but make sure the heel isn't slippery; wear pants to anything that has steps inside that I will have to negotiate; if I wear a dress or skirt, make sure it has a flare bottom like this one did (or I would have had not only a hurt foot, but needed pins to hold my dress together); and continue to wear good underwear. Oh yea, have an ankle brace or ace in my purse with some Tylenol, just in case.
The graduation was beautiful!!!! Such a lovely girl inside and out. The dinner we had was also wonderful---good food and lots of fun with extra chairs to prop my foot!
Hugs and have a great day!