Yesterday I put both of my sneakers on and walked daintily around my apartment. I could walk about 5 feet.
Small half steps, taking my time.
Around 2 p.m. my ankle started to hurt, so I put the walking boot back on. But it was a little progress.
I would drive the knee scooter close to my destination. Then leave it and walk a bit.
I’m going to try to replicate that today.
The thing is, you don’t know if you’ve gone too far until you’ve gone too far. I just have to go that far and let my ankle tell me when to stop.
Greg told me that his goal is to get me to the point where I can walk to the parking lot and my car.
I think we have about 2-3 weeks left of in-home physical therapy sessions.
If that doesn’t get me close to where he thinks I should be, I can apply to the other center he works for.
The other place just works with seniors and Medicare on a long-term basis. I’d need another prescription from the surgeon for that.
Ivy & Her Baby:
Ivy wants to show you her baby, or that’s what I call it anyway.
She likes to throw it up in the air.
And when she’s tired of doing that, she often likes to lay on the floor and hold it.
A Company That Will Deliver Laundry:
I finally found a dry cleaning company that will pick up my blankets and quilts to clean and then deliver.
This company’s driver, oddly enough, lives right here. But not close to my building.
However, he will pick up my things to be laundered on a Friday and bring them back on Tuesday.
I’m so relieved. I just couldn’t find a company that would deliver to an apartment. And my stackable washer/dryer is too small to launder them.
Having this delivery system gives me a little more independence. I don’t like to ask my daughters to launder large items for me. And this helps out a lot.
My Blue & White Bowl:
I recall coming across this blue and white bowl at the Tuesday Morning store last spring.
What caught my attention is actually the inside of the bowl.
I think it’s so pretty. It reminds me of when I was a teenager and tie-dying was all the rage.
I currently have it on my coffee table.
Yesterday I watched two Lifetime movies. You can count on the movies to be filled with drama.
The first one I watched was actually based on a true story. A mother of 5 children dropped her children off at school, and went home to change for an appointment in the city.
She was never seen again.
Eventually, they charged her ex-husband. He was upset that the judge had finally given her full custody of the children.
Sorry I haven’t been commenting on your comments. My hands have been hurting a lot lately.
The last few days I’ve been writing my post and then watching TV or reading. I’m trying not to further inflame the nerves in my hands.
A Second Lifetime Movie:
The second movie I watched was about a mother and her six-month-old daughter. Most days, the mother likes to take the baby to the park in her stroller.
Her husband is away on business when she is befriended by a woman who claims to be a photographer.
The “photographer” offers to take photos of her daughter free of charge.
After a time the young mother allows the other woman, who claims to be a grandmother, into her home.
The idea of free photos of the baby seems too good to pass up. It will be a present for her husband upon his return home.
Soon the child is missing, and the police don’t seem to believe her story because there is no sign of a crime.
The mother decides to find the baby herself.
Lifetime movies always have a twist or turn of the dramatic.
Do you like to watch Lifetime movies? Or do you think they’re too “over the top?”