... in my future.
On our last day in Hilton Head, while out on our morning walk, I did something (I have no clue what!) to injure my foot. The rest of that day and all day long on our trip home, it hurt like CRAZY to put any weight at all on the ball of my foot when flexed, so the only way I could walk without excruciating pain was to walk flat footed. By Monday the pain was reduced, so I thought I was on my way to healing. But it seems that I've hit a plateau in the healing process ... I can walk normally but I still have pain ... nothing even close to the level of pain I felt the first two days, but there's still some pain. And there's some low-level pain in the ankle (perhaps from the slight limp I've got?). I suspect that I've been overdoing and am going to give my foot some more rest the next several days to see if that doesn't jump-start the healing process. If not, I guess it'll be time to visit the doctor.
In the meantime, rest is the order of the day ... and of course, I can't complain too much because that will give me the opportunity to get in plenty of hand stitching, which as most of you know, is my favorite part of quilting. Time to put my Kiss quilt back in the hoop and get back in the hand quilting groove! I'm linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.
I didn't get a lot of hand stitching done the last couple of days because we've been so busy here at Chez Nana, but I did get several more Bow Tie pieces basted and put together a few more Bow Ties.
I didn't get a chance to share some pictures from our garden ... I took these on a rare sunny day last week (Wednesday?).
When we got home from Hilton Head, I noticed, as I looked out the kitchen window, that there was a nest in our dogwood. Turns out it's a robin's nest ... I know this because I disturbed poor Mama Robin when I went out to take this photo. :-(
While those weather systems from Texas were weakened considerably by the time they got here to Illinois, we still got plenty of rain. Thankfully it looks like we're going to have a rain-free spell for the next week or so. Although that that front brought through some much, much cooler weather. The high today is only going to be in the mid 60s. Brrrrrr It'll feel good to be under that quilt this afternoon. ;-)
After church today, we'll be joining DD and her family for lunch to celebrate T#2's 11th birthday. And speaking of T#2, she got some good news on Thursday ... when she goes back on the 11th, she'll have her current cast removed and will get instead a waterproof cast ... and she's been given the ok to resume swimming! Woo hoo! Just in time for the 2nd team meet that evening!
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something
that brings you joy ... have a great day!
glad to hear your granddaughter will be able to swim this summer! Sorry about you foot - bet you need to stay off of it a bit - you might be over compensating while walking which in turn makes the ankle hurt from it. we are supposed to be dry most of the week now, hope so because so much rain has made some of the garden too wet and we have some yellowed leaves from it.ReplyDelete
We have a robins nest in our yard too...three babies that need to eat constantly! I hope your foot is better soon. Quilting will sure help your recovery, I am sure!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your foot hurting! Hopefully some rest will make it feel better. We cleaned out a gutter last week and found a bird nest built above the downspout. I hadn't seen it either until I climped up to clean the gutter Your bow ties are looking great! Do you know what size you want to end up with?ReplyDelete
Oh, no! I am so sorry. It is no fun to hurt. Hope it finishes the healing quickly.ReplyDelete
Your tomato plant is looking good, and we have had the most flowers on our hydrangea EVER this year. Must be all the extra rain. See, it's good for something!
Oh no - sounds like you sprained or pulled something. ICE - ice, compress and elevate - under a quilt with some quilting! Hope it heals with some rest.ReplyDelete
So sorry you injured your foot but at least it has a silver lining.... sewing. Your tomatoes are growing beautifully. I wish I could get beefsteak to grow, but I either get one or two small tomatoes or last year I had blossom end rot. I just planted cherry tomatoes this year. They work for me.ReplyDelete
I hope your foot heals quickly, I wonder what you did? Your post is so full of happy things. I am so glad you got to stitch and what a nice birthday party to celebrate.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you didn't get rain like Oklahoma and Texas. Cooler weather is always a plus. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Sorry to hear about your foot. Hopefully healing happens soon! Do enjoy that stitching ant the birthday party. Your garden looks great! ~JeanneReplyDelete
Hope your foot heals up quickly. If not, you'll have to stay put and do more slow stitching!ReplyDelete
i am sorry to hear about your foot.....hopefully some added rest and it will heal right up. Anxious to see your bow tie quilt all finished up. And a water proof cast? Didn't know there was such a thing....if you have to wear one this would definitely be the way to go especially in the summertime. Hope you had a good week-end!ReplyDelete
Ouch - I hope your foot gets better soon, though not before you've got in lots of slow stitching!ReplyDelete
Take care of that foot, Kathy! I'm glad it didn't happen until the last day of your trip, but sorry it happened at all.ReplyDelete
Walks on the beach are a lot like meditation, so it might be easy to take a wrong step that really doesn't hurt that much at first. When I'm on the beach, I'm not thinking about anything practical, just experiencing the beauty around me and the sound of those amazing waves, and the peace of the moment. Gee - isn't it a shame that you're going to have to do all that hand quilting while you rest that foot? Hehehehe Take care of yourself - and good news on T#2!!!!ReplyDelete
Last year I had the same problem with the ball of my foot. When rested it would seem better but when I resumed walking on it more pain. I wound up with sesmoiditis. If your problem doesn't get better please don't wait like I did to see the doctor. Caused myself more grief by waiting!ReplyDelete
That's great news for your granddaughter. Hope your foot will heal quickly too!ReplyDelete
I hope your foot has improved! Such good news for your granddaughter, though I am trying to image swimming with a cast. Sounds awkward.ReplyDelete
I hope, by now, that your foot is doing better. At least you had a good excuse to slow down and do some stitching :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure your granddaughter is counting down the days until she gets her waterproof cast!
It was good that you have taken to this calmly, looking at your options when they were needed. Though I would advise that you seek a doctor, so that you can be sure about what really happened to your foot. You may not feel as much pain in the meantime, but there may be lingering damages inside the bone structure and muscle of your foot. It's best to really know the score.ReplyDelete
Yevette Behnke @ U.S. Health Works