It’s Friday evening, I’m upstairs eating pizza from one of my favorite local pizza places, there’s a laundry basket flipped upside next to me with two pillows on top. My foot rests on the pillows. I was editing images but decided to take a break to pop in here.
I can hear the kids downstairs with Brian. Everyone is pretty loud, singing, telling knock-knock jokes that make no sense whatsoever, Clara breaks out in a little scream every so often and Brian is making up songs about Eli to the song “Camptown Races.”
I’m up here, away from it all.
Unfortunately, my sprain is actually a complex sprain, a “level 3 sprain.” I’ve torn the ligaments on both sides of my ankle and the membrane in between. I began therapy yesterday. My therapist said it’s the worst sprain she has seen in a long, long time. I have to wear a boot, for 4-6 weeks. I’m on crutches until at least next week.
To be honest, this pretty much devastates me.
Today, I opened my camera bag and finally took some photos. It’s amazing how something so simple can make you feel even a little bit better. I felt like “me” if even for a brief moment.
Clara turned ten months two days ago. TEN MONTHS?!?! I can’t even believe it. She’s so sweet. She also started crawling on her ten month birthday. Lately, three times a day, she lays with me in my bed to take her naps and to fall asleep at night. She just drifts, right in front of my eyes. It’s one of my favorites things. In the photo above, I asked her how big Clara was, that was her response. She pushes her chunky little cheek into her raised arm.
Eli decided to join in on the photo shoot. It was extremely cute.
I have many more images to share but I’m saving a few for next week’s You Capture.
Here’s my boot. This image actually embarrasses me because I’m in my pajamas and in all of my 9,323 years of blogging, I don’t think I’ve included a photo of me in my pajamas before and with good reason. So, let’s just focus on my fancy boot, m’kay?
I’m going to try harder to be optimistic. I have therapy three times this week, so hopefully soon I’ll be able to walk without crutches. That, in itself, will lift my spirits. Know what else lifts my spirits? The people who are taking the time out of their lives to help me and my family.
We are going to take the kids to the park and get ice cream. It’s funny how something so simple is making me so excited.