Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Getting Up & Moving On

Cross your fingers (& toes) for me today. It's been 4 weeks since I broke my ankle and I lost my independence as I knew it. Don't get me wrong I truly appreciate all of my chauffeured rides back and forth to work every day, but I feel like not only has this broken ankle turned my life upside down, but also my dear husband's. He's a sweetie and has proven to me more times than I can count that he would do just about anything for me. I hope he knows how special he is to me and that I would do the same for him.

So this afternoon I get an xray and see how I'm mending. My goal is for the doctor to say 'Why you've healed faster than any patient I've ever had! Of course you can take the 'boot' off and return to all of your normal activities as soon as you want." ... ok ... so do you think I'm dreaming? perhaps dillusional? When the boot went on the doctor said 4-6 weeks, but he would take a new xray at 4 weeks and see where things stood (no pun intended). Somehow all I heard was '4 weeks'. I suppose that's normal - I know a lot of people who tend to hear what they want to hear. Don't you?

Needless to say, I'll either be a really happy camper this afternoon or I'll get a reality check. That's hard to accept when you've been told numerous times that you have a bit of a controlling personality.

Oh well, time will tell. But if you wouldn't mind sending some good vibes my way ... I certainly wouldn't turn them down. I'm really anxious to be 'getting up & moving on'.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just Taking A Break

You may or may not wonder where I've been lately. Just taking a break, I suppose. This time last month I was getting pretty enthused about writing more consistently on my blog. I was working on themes for different days ... a favorite recipe day ... a funny story day ... a serious topic day ... etc. Then my motive got tripped up - well actually it wasn't my motive, but me. In one of my less graceful moments I tripped and broke my ankle. Not just any ankle, but my right ankle (meaning that I have had certain restrictions these last few weeks). Restrictions like I can't drive, I can't go down my basement stairs as often or as quickly (which makes using my home computer difficult), etc.

I'm gonna be fine, but like many situations in my life I've tried to find the positive aspects of this one. Let's see ... people have opened doors for me like they did when I was 8 months pregnant, my husband and daughter offer to clean the dishes after dinner (assuming that I've actually cooked), I've heard some great 'punny' lines, and oh yeah ... I've even been driving the motorized scooter at the grocery store. When I told my mom I was going to drive one she said 'seriously?' and I said 'Uh, yah!'

No matter how much a situation can sometimes inconvenience us it's important, sometimes even vital, to try look at the glass as being 'half full' rather than 'half empty'. I know some people who can't even manage to view the glass as 'half empty' ... they can only see it as 'half empty & there's a whole in the bottom!'. I mean come on ... take a look around us - I look at the recent political happenings on the other side of the world, the tornados in the southern U.S. states, the earthquake in Japan, and any number of the local news stories and I have to stop and think 'Wow, what am I cranky about - all I have is a broken ankle. A mere temporary inconvenience'. My ankle will heal, hopefully the sky will soon turn blue again and perhaps even the sun come back out. I guess I, along with a lot of others, have a great deal to be thankful for.

I won't worry. I'll get myself back on track with my blog, hopefully start taking some outdoor walks soon, and perhaps even get outside and start working in my flower garden in a few weeks (providing I get the fasionable boot off). Minor inconveniences sometimes have a way of getting us back on track when we need it. Whatever your minor inconvenience of the day is: lack of time, motivation, sleep, whatever it is ... well I hope you can look at your glass as half full and get yourself back on track.