Friday, January 20, 2012

Little Things Mean The Most!

As many of you know, I broke my foot on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Fortunately not a painful break, but frustrating in that I am unable to rush around and do all the things I normally do. The foot is wrapped in an ace bandage, and I'm wearing a walking boot 24/7 to keep everything stabilized.
I am very blessed to have a husband who is a great cook, so that is covered. And he has been walking the dogs (another thing I normally do). He's been through this with me before as I had a much worse break of the bones in my ankle in 1983 - 3 compound fractures! And the kids were 7 & 9 at the time, and we weren't even married! A whole other story.
And this past weekend my daughter came up with her kids to help out. Her original intent was to help put away the Christmas decorations - but David got all of that done by himself. Then she planned on cleaning the house. But he was like a crazy man cleaning before she got here - he wanted us to spend time with them instead of her cleaning.
But ... she did take me shopping! Only to Walmart and a return at Target, but what a treat! I needed some shipping supplies, and also found some more knit pants that I can get on over the walking boot. I thought I wanted to do more, but that pretty much wore me out!
And she took the ace bandage off my foot, exfoliated the dead skin, and moisturized before rewrapping. And she got a sock on over the ace bandage - my toes kept getting really cold! That was heaven!!  I really can't quite reach my foot to wrap the ace bandage, and David isn't confident enough that he would do it correctly.

So the moral of my tale is that little things can mean the most! And I need to be a lot more careful where I plant my feet! ;-D