So I did get one thing done yesterday. I very slowly walked up to the second step of the step ladder and hung this wreath.
I bought it half-price at Hobby Lobby and have had it for several weeks. (Boy, those half-price sales lure me in!)
Lamb’s Ear is one of my favorite herbs. I’m going to miss the big clump I’d been growing for several years at the old apartment.
I did take it easy yesterday. And I didn’t put on the walking boot at all. It was such a relief for my hip that I had very little pain to deal with all day.
I made myself walk more slowly. I’ve always been a fast walker. But I stayed in the moment and concentrated on taking soft and slower steps while walking.
Actually, I didn’t have much pain at all in my ankle or my hip.
It’s funny, right after the move, I couldn’t walk long without the walking boot on. I remember Teri saying to me: “You walk better with that boot on.”
I started wearing it again after the doctor saw my MRI. And then the hip pain began to get much worse.
The cure is sometimes worse than the disease I guess. Wear the boot and have terrible hip pain. Don’t wear the boot and it’s possible I’ll tear that tendon even more.
Stephen King’s Book Thinner:
I finished reading “Thinner” by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman last night. It was probably my least favorite of King’s books.
I’ve always wondered why he sometimes uses the name Richard Bachman when authoring some books. Why do some authors do that?
I’m getting ready to read “Rose Madder.”
Synopsis Of Rose Madder:
After surviving fourteen years of hell in a violently abusive marriage, Rosie Daniels has finally summoned the courage to flee for her life. But leaving her husband Norman for a new city and a new start is a very daunting prospect.
It’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder, and with good reason—Norman’s a police officer with the instincts of a predator, a force of relentless terror and savagery. A man almost mythic in his monstrosity.
He’s very good at finding people, even if he is losing his mind. Rosie’s only hope for salvation may lie in a far more dangerous place. She must become her own myth and the woman she never knew she could be.
I do feel more optimistic today because I’ve had a break from the pain. I guess when you’re accustomed to chronic pain then any break from it is cause for celebration.
I suppose I feel that if I don’t do projects, I will bore you with the daily minutiae of everyday life. Because my life does not tend to be exciting or eventful.
I thank you all for your support and your sticking with me when I can’t summon up makeovers and projects. I’ll do what I can.
I’m itching to do things in my office. But I’m trying to limit myself to small steps in bringing that room together.