Sunday, December 11, 2011

Broken Ankle Part Two

A long time ago, five years to be exact I was just finishing up physical therapy for my fractured ankle. Now I sit with my leg propped up recovering from a related but different sort of surgery.  All of the hardware that was put in my ankle five years ago was removed a week ago.  Ten screws and a steel plate that were put in place to keep my shattered ankle together so it could heal.

Now normally they don't remove this hardware, unless it causes problems.  In my body it caused problems, my ankle would swell in the heat and ache in the cold. It was getting to the point where it would bother me almost everyday in some way.  So I made an appointment with a new doctor who took a look at my x-rays and listened to my story and said, "Let's take that hardware out."  Which is what we did and now I have a bandaged ankle, a baggie full of metal and a "swiss cheese leg" as my doctor likes to call it. (Not sure why the picture flipped on its side but you get the picture)

I am hoping that once it all heals up I will gain a bit more flexibility and the circulation will improve to prevent some of the swelling.  My doctor is very hopeful that I can move on from this and not have any more problems.  

Saturday, December 10, 2011


More to the point - cute, adorable, why aren't they in my size, kids shoes. I like shopping for my girls' shoes at Target because they carry shoes for girls that don't have Nickelodeon characters all over them. They are inexpensive which I appreciate and stylish which we all like. Today's shopping adventure I found these cute ones. I think the boots might be a Christmas present for one of the girls. Did I mention that I really wish they had these in my size?

Too cute.
Halia Combat Boots
Darly Flat
Gerty Ballet Flat

Friday, December 09, 2011

hello again

Do you have one of those friends, you know the one you really like and have history with but for one reason or another you just lose contact with them? You mean to call but since you haven't spoken in a while you know that it won't be a short conversation and you don't have time for a long conversation because you're busy.  So time goes on and a week becomes a month which becomes a year, yada, yada, yada ...

Yes, my little old blog is that friend.  Every time I thought about sitting down to write I knew that it would not be a short little entry because life has gone on and stuff has happened.  Lots of stuff and can you really squeeze all that into a quick little 5 minute entry?  No, because honestly the only time I was doing 5 minute entries was when I was striving to blog every day in November 2008 for NaBloPoMo and only made it to the 12th and burnt out. Anyway, back to the point, I have been away a long time - almost two years! (yes I used an exclamation point, because seriously TWO years!)

Quick synopsis:
My daughters are growing up, 7 & 9, the 9 year old is asking all sorts of questions that I am not yet equipped to answer but she is getting a copy of "The Care of Keeping of You" from American Girls for Christmas this year.  The 7 year old is wise beyond her years and has the world figured out, she wants to design buildings and thinks her sister is a bit wild. They love each other to pieces even though they are so different.

My husband is performing and teaching like a maniac.  He finally has gigs that pay with money and not just drink tickets.  Plus, he has so many students that his music classes are bursting at the seams.  Very happy and fulfilled musician,which makes for a nice calm, sweet husband.

And me?  Well, I feel like I have gone full circle from my first real office job in college working for a small software company in Seattle.  I work in IT now and I love it.  Still a public servant but now I get paid to learn and teach.  My kids think I am super techno now, which bumps me up on the cool meter just a few degrees.  Oh, and I am an auntie which I thought would make my mom give up on me having more children but no such luck.  Now she wants me to have another baby so that my new little niece can have a playmate.  Sorry, that ship has sailed Nana.

I figure the easiest part about old friends is that they know you, you don't have to catch up on everything in your first conversation because you will talk with them again soon, right? So this is just the first part of our conversation.  The rest will happen over time.

Just squeezing this in under the wire, keep with one of my favorite blog activities, Fabric Friday:

This Winter Nest Panel by Kristen Doran Design available through Earth Girl Fabrics, I love the colors and want the green and black for pillows on my couch.

I will be doing some construction to the blog over the next few days need to freshen things up a bit.