So, what has my life been like for the past month you ask? Well....
As of yesterday it has been 11 weeks since my little tumble. My incisions look great! I will always have a scar, but at 40 who cares. I will never be a leg or ankle model. LOL. I am still wearing a brace hopefully only until Tuesday when I go back for my follow up appointment. I can not wait to see if I can start wearing my sandals for summer. OK go barefoot!!!! I hate shoes to be honest. I still have pain on the inside of my ankle. When the barometer changes I know it because it gets very stiff and sore. I'm sure with time the pain will get better. At least I can walk normal only after getting the correct fitting tennis shoes. Ugh! The first few days I tried wearing my old shoes that were much too tight on my foot and it caused a lot of pain. I soon got that fixed with my parent's advice on where to go for shoes. I had someone actually measure and fit them to my brace. That was a huge relief. My wallet didn't like it, but I wanted everything to heal properly.
I have also been at my new job 30 days already! The first 4 weeks I worked 2nd shift 3p- until the production line was done which was around 2:00am. I was learning the job so that I can cover it when the lady goes on vacation. I am so glad the company did this for me. There was a lot to learn let me tell you. The people on that shift were wonderful! They were so nice to me and I felt like I "fit" in. They are all down to earth hard working people who want to be there. The hours were not so nice for me and the kids. I would get home by 2:30am go to bed get up at 6:30 to take my son to school and spend my 1/2 hour with him daily. I would come back home and sleep a couple hours get up and do it again. My kids were on their own for dinner and the evening. This was the hardest time on me. I couldn't spend time with them like I was used to. I knew it was not permanent so I kept pushing and counting down the days until I was on day shift. Today marked my first week on day shift. I love the hours of 7:30am-4pm. I didn't think I could get used to working every day 5 days a week, but I adjusted well. The day flies by so quickly! I have a whole new set of people I am working with and love it too. I work for a family owned company and feel like part of the family. Once people start working here they stay especially in the office where I am. My bosses are a mother/ daughter team and are so nice. Compared to my old job I am truly blessed to have found this one! Truth be told I do not miss being a paramedic at all!!!!! I haven't thought about it and haven't felt the need to do it. It was time to move on. I am so thrilled I did as I heard some bad news about the company I was working for. Let's just say I may not have had a job much longer with them if I would have stayed. Anyway, I am trying to get adjusted to my new life. Budgeting my time and figuring out how my life will change and work is taking a lot longer than I had hoped. I LOVE my new job but not my limited craft time. :-(
Anyway, I will leave you with my current work in progress. I am working on a new sampler I designed using Weeks dyed lined and Weeks Dyed thread. It is hard to see in the picture but the thread is variegated and brings a lot of movement to the sampler I think. I am a little more than half way finished. I love to stitch samplers. There is just something about them. I am hoping to start on a new quilt project soon, but we will see how things go.
Have a great weekend!!!!