Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's been an interesting few weeks

So much to say!
Move complete from Victory to Liberty. Not much to that though...more moving from Ballwin to Chesterfield, or Sandy to Holiday!
Big news: The sprained ankle that's kept me on crutches for the last week! Walking home from the gym, I rolled my ankle in a pothole. Sorry folks, un-fabulous injury...but the result is a grapefruit sized ankle, swollen on BOTH sides (how does that happen?!), and stupid painful. The bases here are not handicap friendly, but I'm hobbling through with loads of offered help & smirky stares. Ah, fun.
Second big news: My first dentist appointment overseas. Very, um, different. For those with weak stomachs...lets just say, mostly no gloves, assistant in house slippers, lack of any kind of sanitary precausions, dentist with BO & bad breath who was sleeping on the couch when I came in, and lastly: No numbing stuff for the first 15 min. A simple filling replacement took an hour and a half. Dad- really, I may have beaten your Coast Guard wisdom tooth experience...
All and all things are good. VERY differnt this time. Easy hours, no stress & a day off. What could be better??
I think of you all often. Please keep me updated & I'll do the same!
Love you All!!
The clean side of the room:
The work in progess side...fridge in process of being scrubbed, laundry, extra bed-turned coat rack and, of course, my faithful crutches !



7 comments:

Morgan and Joel said...

Ouch, lady! When I was thinking that you needed to be safe, I was thinking more of guns, scary people, and that kind of stuff. But never underestimate those potholes...little suckers...

emily said...

what a rotten deal with your ankle!!! I can just picture the leers and the smirks. Ugh.

but your CHU is looking good!! Love the idea to use the bedframe as a place to hang things!! :)

J.Ammon said...

Personally, I like a dentist that doesn't bathe, especially if he's not going to numb me. Next time, really get into the noxious fumes of his BO, and with any luck that'll knock you out for at least 10 min or so. We he Iraqi or American-ish?

And as for potholes... I blame Obama for not fixing them yet, honestly. Like he has anything better to do ;)

gd said...

Love how you keep the photos coming!! It's so interesting to see your life as it is now.

Easy hours, huh? Does that mean 11-hour days instead of 14?

Keep hobbling...

~genny

Maxmomma said...

Oh, your poor ankle! I'm sorry to hear it! But, as usual- you are keeping an awesome attitude. It was so nice to see you, but reading this after seeing you makes me miss you more.

Your room looks great- I love how you have put it together. I'm so grateful to hear you have a day off! Hooray for time off! Love you!

Oh, and good luck with the BO dentist! You are making me grateful for our overpriced medical system over here...

Karen said...

I need your email address so I can send you an invite to my blog :) (krazy421 at yahoo dot com)

vickiticki said...

wow! thanks for the pictures... I've been needing a serious Mary fix! love you... you are ALWAYS in our prayers