Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stupid Stupid Stupid

I'm sure some of you realize that I am a busy body. Well, that all came to a screeching halt Sunday morning. This is where the stupid part comes in. As if you didn't guess right? LOL. Let me create the picture for you...

I had just helped my daughter find something in the garage and we were walking up the basement steps. At the bottom of the steps to the right is my extra freezer. Well, I have been having problems with the stupid cord coming out of the outlet. So I had a really good way to make sure it is plugged in every time I look. I have a clothes iron that if plugged in has a red light that lights up even though it's not on. You see where I'm going??? Well, I had used my iron for my quilt on Saturday and hadn't put it away and it was facing away from me so I couldn't see the light and I couldn't hear the freezer running. So my daughter was in almost upstairs when I decided to come back down the stairs to check the freezer. I stepped and totally missed the last basement step. Next thing I know my ankle rolls toward the outside of my foot almost touching the cement, I hear a crack, and down I go. And being the big baby I am I screamed and started crying my eyes out. My poor daughter panicked and didn't know what to do so I told her just to go upstairs that I'd be ok in a few minutes. Next thing I know Steve is running down the steps and wondering what happened. My ankle and foot instantly swelled and bruised. I figured ahhhh it's just a sprain so I told Steve I'd be OK. I've rolled my ankle before. He picks me up and carried me upstairs to the couch. Poor guy prolly has a hernia from me. LOL. So for the rest of Sunday I kept it up and iced it. I didn't want it to get stiff so I walked as gingerly as I could all day and figured I'd call my doctor in the morning. I thought something was wrong later when I uhhhh could feel a pointy protrusion coming out of the side of my foot. So being the paramedic I am I told Steve to feel and continued to push on it. LOL. Don't worry I then wrapped my foot and went to bed. Are ya bored yet??? Anyway, so I called my doctor and of course he was booked all day. I asked the office staff to please ask him if he could fit me in and order an xray so I could get it done before he fit me in. I worked for him a few years back so he knows I don't just come in for nothing. He said OK but couldn't see me until 8pm last night. Mind you I had 2 CPR classes to teach during the day so I was on my feet all day. Boot on my good foot and a slipper on the foot that is now the size of a watermelon. Anyway, I hobble over to the hospital get my x ray and was told to wait and not go anywhere. They were going to let my doctor know the results. Needless, to say I was told I had to be on crutches when I came into the doctor's office later. Dang it!!!!! So of course I busted out crying. All I could say was I need to be able to work. I've always been told "if you're going to do it, do it well" I don't think they meant this. I have a broken foot in the bones before my little toe called the metatarsal. It is a spiral displaced break. Uhhhh yeah that pointy thing was a bone sticking out on Sunday night. LOL. Then the even better news was I have a high 3rd degree sprained ankle that he says takes a very long time to heal and I don't have much tendon and ligament strength in my ankle. I have an appointment with the ortho doctor today to decide if I have to have my foot pinned or if I can get away with a walking boot. That brings me to since I'm off work indefinitely with no pay, you and me are going to get real close. LOL. Heck I'll be getting lots of crafts done right? So that means I have to post more often.

So my sob story is over. I thought I'd show how busy Steve has been. He is just whipping stuff out. LOL. Most of this isn't painted yet. That'll be my job while I'm off. LOL. We went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore and got all kinds of goodies to work with. Saturday I had to teach all day so again I came home to this...

Magazine toilet paper holder.





We found this green colored board on Friday at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Wooster. AWESOME!!!! spoon rack



I think this would look awesome outside with plants in both shelves.



The skinny table/ crock bench in the back is for me!!!! I will put in my dining room between my shelves Steve built me. He doesn't like the look of my old ironing board there. Though he just says I needed more options to choose from. LOL.



He LOVES making the candle holders can you tell? The spoon rack is cool too. Can't wait to paint it.





Of course I've been quilting A LOT the past few days. So I'll show you the progress soon. Now I have the time to get caught up with all of my blogging friends too! Steve says this time off is a sign that I needed to slow down a little. Maybe so I guess I'll see this afternoon when I go to the specialist.
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18 comments:

Ann said...

OUCH! I don't know how you made it as long as you did - I'm whimpy. If you run out of things to do while off, let me know and I'll send you some! Love the items you picked up at the thrift store they will look great mixed in with your decor. BTW - was the freezer working? LOL! ~Ann

Lori said...

Oh Mary! That really does sound painful. I hope you can avoid the surgery. On the other hand, I look forward to reading more posts. :)
Have a relaxing day.

janie said...

Ouch!!!! So sorry for the trouble you are going through.

Hope it all goes okay and you can get the boot and it heals fast.

Sorry I do not always post on your blog, but always stop by to read and enjoy!


Love all the projects Steve is making, Good luck, Janie

Cassie said...

I cringed the whole time I read this. Oh I feel so bad for you. Don't overdo it. Take care of yourself.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

OUCH is right! I'm so sorry about your accident! Just take it easy and keep us posting on your progress...it's gonna take a long while to get back to normal I am sure (my son broke his foot in four places in the same spot - so I'm well acquainted with that)

Carmen at Primcats said...

Oh NO!!!! That is just the pits! I'm so sorry and I hope you are feeling better. Ouch is all I can say!

But... at least steve will keep you busy painting! LOL!

Carmen and the Primcats

rachel said...

Oh my goodness! That really sucks! I hope you heal quickly :) - looks like you have lots to keep busy with though! lol

Green Creek Primitives said...

Sounds painful Mary, I have never broken anything, I get a rib out of place on occasion, its plenty painful, always something to deal with. Steve has really been busy, love the toilet paper/magazine rack. You take care of yourself. Vicky

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Poor girl!! It can happen to the best of us when we get going so fast. Why is it that women focus on what's next rather than what's now? Guess that's why we have the babies!! Hope you're recovery is quick & easy & that you can try to at least enjoy a little well deserved time off......just think of all the hours you will have to craft **yipee** Best wishes!! ~Kriss~

renee said...

We sound alot alike! LOL! It can drive the signifigant others in our lives nuts!
Take care of yourself, don't fool around with this one Mary. I hope you will feel better soon.
It will work out fine.
Blessings,
Renee

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh, you poor thing! Treat that ankle gingerly for a long time - those breaks and sprains do take a long time to heal.

earlene said...

My foot hurts now!
Rest up and try to enjoy your time off.
My least favorite thing to do is take a CPR class, every two years here it comes.
At least it is better weather coming.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Mary you take care of yourself and listen to Steve and REST!!! He seems to be doin enough work for the both of you!!LOL!! Put that foot up girl!:0)

purensimple-Theresa said...

Oh Mary I know how you feel. 6 years ago I broke my leg and ankle and am now equipped with a plate and screws. So please listen and do what the doctors tell you. I think God is telling you to slow down, that is what everyone told me too. Take it easy and enjoy Steve waiting on you and have fun doing all your crafts. Can't wait to read more posts from ys!
Hugs and take care ♥T

Barb said...

Please take care of yourself...too scarey having a fall like that! Maybe after a little rest and recovery time...you will able to sit to do the painting of those projects Steve is so busy creating! Sometimes God needs to get our attention to slow us down...rest girlie rest!

JeanM said...

Owwwwww So sorry about the foot. Hope you get lots done so you can bring in some money.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

OOOOUUUUCH!!! Oh Mary, i'm so sorry to hear about your mishap!! I'm glad you're thinking positive about all of the stuff you'll be able to get done. Maybe this is a sign you needed a little down time to regroup!

Becki said...

Ouch! I hope you are on the mend soon!

As far as your crafts go, I see you have a lot of painting to do! You will have lots for your booth for a while LOL.