Things that did not happen in my house yesterday:
Despite laying everything out in the den and giving clear instructions, the Christmas tree did not fluff and decorate itself.
The clothes did not march downstairs, jump in the washer and then the dryer and return to their original starting positions.
Nor did the dishes do anything similar.
And the bed stubbornly refuses to make itself even thought I’ve repeatedly encouraged it.
The good thing is that everything I do takes half again as long while I lurch slowly up and down stairs, dragging three extra pounds around on my left foot. This gives me hope that the extra time and weight will keep me fairly fit for the rest of my life since that’s how long it feels I will be in this boot. I do see Dr. Wonderful 2 this morning so more on that later. Personally I’m planning on him smacking himself in the forehead and exclaiming OMGOSH IT’S A MIRACLE YOU’VE BEEN HEALED, GO FOR A NICE LONG RUN! and you cannot convince me otherwise even with my foot still swollen and tender. That’s just residue from the miracle.
Between 7-1/2 hours spent sitting in front my computer this weekend watching online modules so I can take a test to become a Certified Race Director (learning many important things such as runners should be able to see the START banner) whenever I realized I could no longer feel my butt – which (segue) by the way, has not tried to fall off once since I broke my foot. Coincidence? I think not. I lean toward a conspiracy. But more on that later, I’m still trying to figure it out and they know I’m sticking close, watching them –
Anyway, whenever I realized I could no longer feel my butt, sitting here peering blindly at the computer trying to find the sweet spot in my trifocals, I paused the video and did some laundry or washed dishes or something. I know, I’m wild and crazy but there is no stopping me. And I’ve decided that probably the tree could decorate itself but it’s just being helpful by giving me something to do, lurching about fluffing branches and trying in vain to kneel down on this boot to reach the lower branches, burn some calories there, Terri, get that HR up a bit.
So – ShuBootAh is being helpful too, making extra work for me. OH – and – she is hot and I don’t mean whoa she’s fine. That sucker holds the heat. So I’m saving money on utilities also.
I have to say, I’m really pleased with all this positive thinking I have going on. Most of the time I’m a bit cynical, but this morning I’m practically glowing with positivity.
You know who’s cynical even though they say they aren’t? Hubs. Hubs is cynical and you cannot convince me otherwise because I’ve seen his cynical eyeball roll about 1,237,698 times, and I think 1,237,657 of those were caused by me.
The other day he watched silently as I put ShuBootAh back on (I’d taken her off to get a break, putting my foot up for a minute). I looked at him from the corner of my eye.
“You thought I would not wear the boot like I should, didn’t you?”
He hesitated. “I have to say, you are doing much better than I expected.”
Number of days in ShuBootAh: 18
Number of times I’ve thrown her across the room narrowly missing poor Murphy: 1
Number of days since I did so: 13
I’m like little freeking Merry Sunshine over here.