While on the island for holidays I fell. I'd love to say I was rock climbing or beachcombing, but it was actually a slip in the bathroom. How "old lady" is that!! I've discovered that gum boots and heavy socks are very forgiving footwear......that and a holiday season where a lot of visiting is done and not a lot of activity. But I did trek around the island, wander on the beaches and get in and out of boats! Albeit tenderly.
I came home three days before I had to go back to work and took it fairly easy, other than a walk to the beach and back with the dog. But it was when I went back to work, sat at my desk all day and was wearing a work shoe that it became apparent something was really wrong. My foot swelled quite badly and was burning inside. I decided I should go to a walk-in clinic and have it checked. Long story short.....I ended up with my foot in an air cast with three broken metatarsals to nurse back to health! I was quite honestly surprised as I thought it was just sprained! I told my husband that I'd felt like a very old woman getting in and out of the boats....bad enough they rock and slide away from you when you get in them, but I was nursing a tender foot. His reply? You looked like one too!
However, the rainbow in this story is that I've been instructed to keep the foot elevated as much as possible, and haven't been able to drive. Doesn't seem like a silver lining does it? But it's led me to FINISHING things! Anything I can do sitting with my foot up. I've done hand quilting, stitched on binding, and even did some hand mending! I used to say "Finishing is an "F" word", but now I'm thinking it's a pretty good feeling.
Here are some pictures of the things I've completed. The top one is a quilt for a friend's baby, two are samles of classes I'll be teaching this spring.....and I won't bore you with the mending!