Just playing a little catch-up of things going on in my life the past few weeks.
I am still staying pretty close to home mainly because I can't drive.
I think Hubs was pleasantly pleased when we got our monthly gasoline bill and it was more than 2/3 less than usual! Does that mean I am out on the streets more than I thought? I guess so!
We got a new car this spring, a Toyota Prius and we have been getting well over 45 miles a gallon. That has been a great savings. I drive a 2002 VW and I get good gas mileage too but I guess since I can't drive.....that's a real savings!!
That should change in several more weeks! I went back to the doctor on Thursday. He said my foot looked good! He took the bandages off again but this time I didn't get any new ones. Boy, does that make you feel very vulnerable! Almost naked! I felt safe with that big bandage!
I have a "staple" at the top of my big toe and a plate in my lower part of my big toe. The place where they put the plate in is REALLY sore and my big toe is totally numb.
BUT, I am much better and need only to wear my BIG BLACK BOOT 2-3 more weeks. (So says my doctor) Right now I feel like I will wear it the rest of my natural life. It makes me feel safe because my foot is so sore and tender, I dare not touch the floor with it. I am walking and getting around pretty well by walking on my heel.
On a brighter note, look what I got in the mail this week:
Sweet Donna in Macon, Georgia is a fabulous knitter! She sent me this beautiful pair of colorful socks for my lame foot and it's sister foot that at this point is normal!
I told her that her timing was perfect because we had a cold front come in today and it has been rainy and cold all day today. By Sunday we are in for our first frost with temps dipping to the 30's at night! Those socks are so welcomed. Thank you again, Donna, for your handiwork and your generosity for sending them to me! We will meet some day, I promise!!
Yesterday before my doctor's appointment we took the time to go by and see our sweet girls since I hadn't seen them in over a month. I think the hurt foot was kind of confusing to Harper. I couldn't get in the floor with them as I normally do. But they were all about Papa and I got some sweet pictures as they sat in his lap as he read to them and they had a great time!