Saturday, September 25, 2010

Feet Don't Fail Me Now

This post may not be for the faint of heart or for anyone who doesn't enjoy torturing themselves with gross pics of post-op feet. Yes, this is my foot and now I'll never be a foot model. Not that I ever wanted to, but at least that was an option, whereas now, my career has ended before it began...haha!

For those of you who have never seen my "Flinstone" feet, I'll let you in on a little secret. Only one word can describe my feet...and it's a four letter one...UGLY. You thought I would say something else!

Anyway, I've had a very painful bunion for some time now (over a yr) and chose to ignore the pain. I just bought some really ugly shoes, so I could be on my feet all day. Recently, I've started to work out and that's when I couldn't ignore the pain any longer. So, I made an appointment with Dr. Werber in Scottsdale, AZ (love him) and he told me it was more than a bunion and then launches into a very medical explanation, but the long and short of it is the bunion was shaved off, the bones repaired, and a pin put in. At my next appointment, I'm going to ask for more details.

It hurts, but the worst part is not being able to drive or get around. I wear a very attractive heel boot that I'm hoping Belle will bejewel for me, but it's not comfortable and the swelling at the end of the day makes me want to sit on the couch all day with ice on my foot. It's getting better day by day and they've given me some good pain meds.

Just as an FYI: daytime TV is horrible, so I've become addicted to Is it possible to spend all day on the computer, why yes, it is!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Favorite Time of Night

During our recent stay in Kingman, AZ, I had some trouble sleeping, but as you can see the rest of my "punks" did not! Sometimes, I suffer from a little insomnia and when I do I go from room to room checking on everyone and watching them sleep. The day will come soon that they won't sleep in our house every night and I won't get to watch them a peace and think about how lucky and blessed I am. Some nights I get up several times to check on them, especially when they were babies.

I was appalled to find out that one of my best friends on the planet, and possibly could be the best mom ever, did not check on her kids before she went to bed. After making her feel insufficient and sufficiently guilty, she assures me that she checks on them every night and admits that's one of her fav things to do, as well.

Don't tell the kiddos, but sometimes I lay down with them and hold them as tight as possible because each day is one more moment I can't get back of their childhood, plus they are super quiet and that's always a bonus when I'm trying to love on t hem (hahaha).

So here is a snapshot of my favorite time of night:

If you don't already look in on your family at night, try it. You never know, it might become a habit!