Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Life goes on no matter what.

We all get up,
we all eat,
we all get dressed,
and we all get on with the day ahead of us.

I am ever grateful that I work only part time so I can mix up what I do every day.  Sometimes it seems same old same old and others are full of complete surprises.  No surprises today unless finding a wooden foot roller I have been after for ever counts. 

Using this and alternating with the golf ball I have been using, massaging my dopey bung foot is much easier.  I asked my physio lady today how long it will take for my foot to heal, she told me anywhere from 2 months to 2 years!!  SURPRISE!!!  Wasn't expecting that.  I am aiming for the 2 months, or I will amputate the bastard myself!

I expect this look will catch on in no time!!  With my foot being strapped the tape gets all sticky, well hello, warm weather, shoes and strapping tape!!  So this afternoon I slapped a plastic bag over my foot and that sticky tape, toes exposed for comfort of course.  It stops everything attaching itself to my foot that is for sure.  Jak gave me shit when he saw it and said I should wear a sock.  In this weather? I don't think so.

But what about a modified sock, the old toes exposed for ventilation and comfort!!  This is actually one of TOFs new socks that the dogs had a tug-o-war with and the sock lost and was full of holes so I attacked it with my scissors.  Just can't see this working with sandals, but ideal for when at home and going bare feet.  Guess my sandals are going to get sticky tape stick on the inner soles AGAIN!!!


When I popped into Habitat this afternoon I found this Blue Flying Pig which is going to hang on my Christmas tree this year.  I always try to add to the box of decorations every year that I have been collecting for years now.  My tree is not very traditional in it's decorating, and that is just the way I like it.  Monday is the first day of December and that is when the tree gets dragged out of storage and erected.

I also stumbled across this Indian necklace that I intend to alter.  It is on a string thing but I think I can improve on that and add even more glorious colour to it.

And I rather like the colours in this dress.

This gorgeous silk cropped jacket arrived in the post today, I purchased it off Trade Me, and it fits perfectly.  In fact it is perfect as it has SPOTS! 

Last night after dinner I decided to bake, so bake I did!  More Cranberry and chocolate chip biscuits, and some Ginger crisps.  Surprisingly enough there are still some left.  TOF and Jak took some in their lunch today, and of course I took a wee stash for the lads at my work.  They are going to miss my baking when I leave. Only 3 more weeks after this one.  Wonder what my next work adventure will be??

 Sheba has got all snugly on one of the chairs in the lounge.

 Oscar is currently sprawled out on our couch.

 And Tex is surveying the room for his resting
spot for the night.

 Time to shut down the laptop.



Beth Waltz said...

Oh, dear, Sue, the news about the foot is a blow! Might I suggest that along with your great attitude (love that last pix), you try an ancient dancer's technique: buy large tall bottle of olives, consume olives, fill bottle 2/3 with tap water, refridgerate, and when water is frozen roll bottle around with sore foot.

This would probably work just as well using a plastic bottle, but then you'd miss the olives.

There is healing power in flowers and colors. That polka dot cropped top appears especially beneficent!

Vix said...

Aren't medics pessimistic? I remember pre-op being told I might die under anaesthetic or that they could sever my spine and I'd be paralysed for life...charming!
I bet you'll be back to normal in no time.
I'd paint the glass bits in that necklace with blue nail varnish. Wonder what your plans are? x

Serenata said...

I must have missed a post, what have you done to your foot? Hope it is the shorter healing time rather than the later!

Laura@OurWeeFarm said...

Sue I had the same foot thing as you. It took about 4 months to get better. I now don't wear jandals as they've got no support! I also bought a special soch from my for them. I can't remember the name, but they come in flesh colour��. I feel your pain xxx

Julie said...

Hiya Sue, feet can be funny old things & can take awhile to mend properly, Hope yours improves real soon before the really hot weather kicks in. Love your op shop treasures & the photos of the fur babies leading such a stressfull life there at your house!!!!

peaches mcginty said...

What happened to your foot? what did I miss! feck, it all sounds painful you poor love, I'm hoping for a swift recovery for you - the blue flying pig is awesome! we add to ours every year too, this year is my Mums's she made them, she selling them for charity - the necklace is gorgeous and your dress and jacket, and your fur babies, they make us all feel better x x x

Helga said...

I am besotted with the spotty crop jacket and the necklace!
O, jaysus, your poor foot. What a total drag. Still, you seem to be managing in your classic cheery manner! I send healing pats it's way!
I am really looking forward to going part time one myself of these days!

Shawna McComber said...

Oh your poor foot! I hear plastic wrapped feet are all the rage at fashion week though. As are modified dog attacked socks. Your thrift shop finds are always so amazing and fun. I can't wait to see how you wear that brightly coloured dress and your pink with dots.

Thank you for your kind and supportive words about my Sophie. For awhile I will just pretend all your fur babies are mine. LOL

Leeanne said...

That's one of the probs with feet, they heal better when elevated.............but you try OpShopping with one foot above your head................go on try it!

Goody said...

Aw hon, that really is a drag. You have to come up with an exciting story to tell people when they ask how you managed it.
"Kicking someone's butt!" might work.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Angels have Red Hair said...

Well lets hope it's a lot closer to 2 months than 2 years!!

Curtise said...

Oh Gawd, hope your foot is better in a lot less than 2 years, love!
Great floral dress, and I love the Indian necklace. xxx