Saturday, February 27, 2016

Doing These

Here I sit, with my foot up.  It has been over a week.  
I'm patiently (well sort of) waiting for the pain to subside.
I've worked up a few of these.




If you know what these will look like all done, because you've received one from me in the past, please don't comment on that.  I like it to arrive as an unknown to the recipient! 

Everyone keeps making comments like: "You mean you're not at work?"  "Aren't you just wearing one of those boots?"  "It's just a toe".

But for me this pain is making it very hard to be walking on it, even with the boot or the special flat shoe.  I don't want to make it worse.  I want it to heal and I want to get back to work ASAP.  I can't be there with a special shoe or boot.  I'll take my asthma and migraines any day over this sitting around waiting to heal.

So while doing so, I've also been making these.  I set a goal (a'la Peggy and her monthly, yearly stitching, journaling etc. goals ~ I was inspired) of sending of at least one of these a month during the year 2016.

So far, so good.  In January I sent off two.  I am almost done with February's and thankful for the extra day to get it together!

Lastly, speaking of that extra day, I was hoping to again Leap on the 29th as I did 4 years ago...but I don't think I'll be trying that with a broken toe!!  Ouch!  You can see me leaping in 2012 here.
It's interesting to note how different the weather was four years ago.
We've been really warm here this week.

I hope whatever you are doing, it is fulfilling and sustaining and providing you with what you need as we leap towards March!

PS Thanks for keeping my secret :)

Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2016


deanna7trees said...

sounds like you're taking good advantage of this healing time. hopefully you'll be up and about real soon.sending hugs.

Nancy said...

Thanks for those hugs Deanna. I've gotten a little done and lots of article reading and sleeping!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

are they tickets to Heaven?

Nancy said...

Aw, Grace what a sweet idea!

Anonymous said...

oh dear.... sorry about the toe! I know from a neighbor how incapacitating foot pain can be... have fun with those tags :)

Nancy said...

Dee~ Yes, surprising...tiny little toe = big pain! But it is getting better. I have been having fun with them ;)

yvette said...

o toe from nancy..heal as quick or slow as is necessary

Nancy said...

Aw, thanks Yvette. It's much better than it was!

Peggy said...

Nancy, how did I miss this post? I lovelovelove your tags, like your idea for the year, too -- building connections, makes me think. Hope you are healing totally and completely and your toe is stronger than before. Down low with a cold/flu thing here, both of us. Cannot wait to be done, it's been 11 days already. xo

Nancy said...

Peggy~ I'm back to work tomorrow...I hope you both are feeling much better real soon. Connections are of the most importance, aren't they?

yvette said...

all well after working with hurt/ healed toe?

Ms. said...

Dear one--healed and back to the grind but your tags are swell. That cold/flu thing was vicious this year. I was down in intervals all Winter and my fell-down-an-escaltor shoulder joint is still wonky after nearly two years! Oh the body is such a trial...but the spirit, well--no contest...she soars.

Nancy said...

Yvette~ I actually go back to work on Monday, I don't know what I was thinking there...the doc extended it and my days and nights are so confused!

Michelle~ I am grateful for your soaring spirit Michelle! Yes, the old bones don't like to heal up quite as easy do they! Sorry for your wonky shoulder, but I am so glad you've finally gotten over the longest winter flu bug ever!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hello, Nancy!! I am new to your blog. I am making myself at home :) I send you best wishes for a smooth and timely healing.

Nancy said...

Optimistic Existentialist~ (I don't know your name yet!)
Thanks for stopping by the trail and leaving your kind wishes too.