Saturday, March 19, 2011

I have a left ankle.

I had the most completely terrible day yesterday. I had a completely terrible week concerning my swelling and sleeping - or not sleeping as the case may be. I came home from work early and slept and slept and slept... MANY hours of being horizontal has given me an ankle back! Also some muscle definition - my legs have always been ripped, even though I am fat. Only a little swelling left on the top of my foot. It's about time to get horizontal again to try to keep this good effect going. I had to get up and go to the dump to take recycling and go get Chinese food - real food for Michael (if you call tofu real food), and only soup for me as today also included vomiting and other gastro-intestinal issues. I am probably dehydrated. I hope when I get re-hydrated the swelling stays down. Note to Emily - look, my toenails are not perfect and polished. There's actually a reason though. I had such a bad night Thursday night that I figured I was going to go to a doctor on Friday and sometimes the color or condition of your nail beds can be a sign or symptom, but you probably already know that. I was productive while I was not sleeping and unpolished them in preparation for my doctor visit.

Editing to add that the picture to view for contrast was in the Feb 14 entry.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Stuff I really like (not necessarily THINGS this time)

1) The Office
2) Sparkly things
3) Soda
4) chocolate
5) Reading
6) Disposable tissues; Kleenex or Puffs
7) Remote controls
8) Baskets to keep things together in sets ie: remote controls, perfumes, medicine, weights, etc.
9) Good smelling dish soap and hand soap
10) Garage door openers
11) All the good music in Bloomington
12) Cool looking bikes - think retro
13) Hello Kitty
14) Pills that help me sleep
15) Money
16) Being good at my job
17) Gyros
18) My digital camera
19) Washer and Dryer
20) Glow bracelets and necklaces
21) Making lists
22) Little notebooks for my lists
23) Calendars
24) Alphabetization
25) Appropriate punctuation
26) Beautiful, bright colors.
27) Glue guns
28) Facebook
29) Real mail
30) Stickers
31) DVDs and DVD players
32) Open windows
33) Fiber One tablets
34) Coconut Bon bons
35) Spirals
36) Squares
37) Karaoke
38) Harley Davidson motorcycles
39) Dollar stores
40) Hardcover books
41) Tablecloths
42) Earrings
43) Bubble gum
44) Voice mail
45) Sharpie markers
46) Lip balm
47) Flannel pajama pants
48) Frozen Coke or Pepsi
49) Reusable shopping bags
50) Tomatoes
51) Prime numbers

Friday, March 4, 2011

Pretty potty.

I don't know why I couldn't get this one in focus.
Pure paper.
Simple collage.
Pure paper - this blue accents the other blues in the bathroom perfectly.
More detailed collage. Ooh - a spiral!
The entire arrangement. See the pretty canisters - cotton balls, cotton swabs, and Cottonelle! The middle canister is the perfect size to hold that extra roll of "bathroom tissue" you need to keep nearby! I noticed after I completed the entire thing all the frames need to be about two inches to the left. I'll move them...someday.

All paper by Twisted Limb Paperworks.

Ya mon, no problem.

I know you want to see the blister. I can sense it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I went to Dr. Karin today and she worked on my knee quite a bit. It still has a bruise. Gillian just asked me how it was yesterday and I said, "It still has a little shadow of a bruise." When I showed her she said, "That's not a shadow. That's a bruise!" Karen used her little "percussion" machine on it quite a bit. After she was done, the bruise had visibly faded a little more. I took a picture of it a few days ago, but it was hard to get the light right to show the bruise. I took those pictures on the 27 - what was that? Five days ago? I fell on December 19, so it has been about 10 weeks since the fall. Karin and I were talking about how I need to start exercising again. I started to put my shoes back on and noticed a weird bump on the ball of my foot. I took my sock off and there is a brand new blister! I have no idea why I got it. I was wearing shoes I have worn many times. I didn't do a lot of walking today, nothing. I did wear a new pair of socks today, but they are just like all the socks I wear, and I think I have even had this brand before. Tonight it has been hurting like crazy, every time I take a step! I feel like it be forever before I get to start exercising. I want to join the Y so I can use the pools. Even if I can only water walk or tread water it would be better than nothing! The Y is about $50 a month, though, and I just don't know if I can swing it. Sigh...