When someone one says “Give me a Break!” I don’t think this is what they mean..
I posted back in May, for some reason, I was in a funk I could not seem to get out of. I was not able to get at the oh so many paint and upholstery projects I have lined up. I felt distracted and shall I say a bit lazy! Not sure what it was; perhaps that brutally long winter. At the time, I had been blogging about 8 months and my page views and visitors were up significantly. But my “followers” were not growing at the same pace. Much of the traffic to my blog was coming from my participation in linky parties. It was becoming clear I was not exploring and taking advantages of other, more productive options available for bloggers.
So I took a break and did some research, reading and thinking. Still in a bit of a funk on the work front but was very busy planning my daughter’s prom / graduation party.
Then, on Friday the 13th,
I got a REAL BREAK!
and not a nice one!
I slipped on a wet floor and went down like a ton of bricks.
I thought I had a sprained ankle because I could put some weight on it but NO… a fractured tibia (shinbone).
This sucked in so many ways but it could have been worse. It was my left leg so I can still drive!
In the two weeks that followed, we had a number of special occasions planned.
We were hosting our last Book Club meeting of the season, the day after the big break. Luckily I had set up the dining room for a formal “Great Gatsby” meal before the fall and the meal is “pot luck” and my group is so familiar with my kitchen I had no concerns and was waited on by all 😉
Then on June 20th, we were hosting a pre- and post- prom party for my daughter and her friends and their families. You know 45 people mingling around taking photos, eating nibbles and sipping on champagne cocktails. I could hobble and the week leading up to this, I prepared so many cool things, decor and food, to make it special.
I was smart though. I called in a favour from my bestest friend Gay, a real estate agent, and asked her if she could be free on Friday to help me. I do a lot of PhotoShop work for her promotional plan so it was difficult to turn me down.
OMG without her, I would never have survived the day. As it turned out the day was PERFECT!!! Perfect weather. Perfect food and drinks. Perfect decor. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect.
What was not perfect was I did not get pictures of the decor, the food or the drinks. I so wanted to do a blog post on it. You know, get out of my funk. But NO! Jusy no time to spare to take photos. This is definitely a blog issue I will work on… allow WAY more time for things I want to blog about.
Then June 23rd was Miss Nice’s eighteenth birthday and on June 25th was her high school graduation! Talk about packing it in!
It has now been two weeks since my big break and the pain has subsided quite a bit. I quite like the feel of the air-cast when I put it on. It nice and snug and makes me feel more stable.
Mr. Nice and I leased a golf membership for the summer at a private club, making this break VERY untimely and expensive. However, I plan to go to the range this week and see how much it puts me off balance. We can always take a cart!
Today, I am going to tackle some paint projects because the weather here in Toronto is magnificent! And I want to go outside!
Similar to my post back in the winter, Make Like Nike and “Just Do It” I plan on getting off my butt, out of my funk and be productive regardless of my leg.
In the meantime, I have one more decision to make:
In the first week of July, do I really want to fly to England to see my in-laws while sporting a cast? or should I go in the fall when Mr. Nice usually goes alone?