It’s been awhile since I shared a personal post, so I thought it was time. While I have been meaning to make this a more regular thing I don’t want them all to be so down, but that’s where I’ve been lately.
Thankfully I’ve gained a bit of perspective after a rough week, and while I want to share what has been going on personally I also have a note at the bottom if you want to skip to that. 🙂
I shared previously that I broke my pinky toe in two spots. It was incredibly painful and very swollen and my orders were strict rest, ice, and a boot to wear mostly to keep my weight off my pinky toe. Now I know it sounds like the easiest thing to break-but I challenge you to walk around without putting weight on your pinky toe. It’s not as easy as it seems and it’s certainly harder when you add a healthy dose of pain and swelling to it!
I had a followup this morning with my orthopaedic doctor. The good news? It’s healing well-faster than expected which was attributed to how much I’ve been resting it. the bad news? While it’s healing well the doctor said that I need to stick with the boot for the next 2 weeks to be sure it heals properly.
After that I’ll need physical therapy! I could hardly believe it-seems like you wouldn’t for a pinky toe, but apparently you do. Who knew?
The kids and I recently had mostly good dental checkups-it’s always a fun thing to get 5 of us through routine care. We split it up into the 3 younger kids and my oldest and I (my husband goes separately) to make it easier. Unfortunately, Nathan will need to get his wisdom teeth out this year. It’s not a rush, but they recommend doing it now while he’s young so the recovery is easier. I had mine out when I was 14 and my husband had his out in his early 20s. I remember the recovery being pretty simple, but being out of it for a day or two and only eating liquids for a bit. I think I may plan his surgery for over the summer so we don’t have to worry about the recovery time. Have you or your kids have the surgery? Would love to know what the recovery time was like for you or them.
Speaking of the summer I have to get busy planning ours! As a work at home parent I need to be sure the kids have something to do this summer! While I’m not a fan of a fully scheduled summer vacation I think they need some balance of downtime and stuff to do. Since I work that needs to be camp or something similar so they can burn off some energy and I can count on some quieter work hours. What are your summer plans?
One of the things I’m most guilty of is focusing inward when I am having a tough time. It’s part of the depression I struggle with and is certainly not being made better by the cold I’m struggling with or the fact that I’m hobbling around.
Last week was a bit rough in that department so I spent some time resting, reading, and binge watching TV. Turning inward and spending time ‘off’ can sometimes help me, but it didn’t last week.
Unfortunately, the things I rely on the most to get me out of my funk are things I just can’t do right now. (walking, visiting a local garden, etc.)
Instead of turning inward I am trying to turn outward and help other people. That’s where you come in. I would love to know what I can do to help you.
Have something happy to share? Tell me!
Struggling with something and need to talk about it? Let me know.
Have something you wrote or made or did this week that I can share? Share it with me.
Have a question I can help with? Ask.
Need a letter in the mail? I’m you’re girl.
So what can I do for you this week?