Monday, November 03, 2008

9 days till the birthday!

Yesterday, the kids and I went along with Orion to get his haircut so we could then walk around the NEX (Navy Exchange) looking for stuff. I hopped out of the van and went to go let Calix out. I set my purse and my big jug of half frozen water on the floor of the van while I got him unbuckled. Well, my water fell. Out of the van. Onto my foot. That was wearing flip flops. It hurt like mighty mighty whoah and after Orion checked it out, we determined it probably wasn't broken. He tried to tell me to just sit it out in the van while he got his hair cut but I insisted on going into the NEX to maybe find something for our moms..I didn't know. Ya'll..I was limping like an injured deer. And I wish I could say I was halfway faking walking that way..but I tried and tried to walk normal but it just hurt way too much. I continued to shop the entire 2 stories of the store..hanging onto the stroller for dear life (without it, shopping would *not* have been possible).

Hey, here's a side note for all of you shoppers out there: If you see someone..ANYONE with a stroller..or a DOUBLE stroller (which is like driving a friggin limo around) TRY YOUR VERY BEST NOT TO JUMP OUT IN FRONT OF THEM. Thanks. It's my number one complaint every time we go anywhere. I can't STAND the sudden stops I have to make because people are careless. It takes effort to stop a long stroller! I do have to say though..Disney World was the absolute worst when it came to that because literally..people jumped in front of the stroller like I wouldn't run them over. My arms got a super super work out those few days we were there because people are RUDE! The last day we were there, I was running people over when they jumped out in front because dude, I'm on wheels here. You chose to do what you did..and I'm not stopping. Hmm hmm hmm.

We shopped more than I'd wanted because I was searching for a bluetooth for Orion's birthday present and couldn't find any but then was directed to go back to the other end of the store and I was crying a little on the inside because ow. By the time we got back to the van, my foot was swollen and ugly. I mean..I have ugly man type feet anyway (they're pretty much the "female" version of my dad's so it's like gee, thanks.) but this added bit of ugly just made everything that much better. After we got home, we packed and wrapped the foot and I hobbled for the rest of the night.

You can imagine how thrilled I must have been to wake up to it looking like this:

Yeah, that's what I get for drinking water from a re-usable bottle. How dare I try to save the planet! I'm still hobbling and if it gets any worse, I get to go to the hospital. Oh goody goody gumdrops!

I can NOT break (har.) my almost 26 year streak of no broken bones!


Micah said...

That looks like a mighty nice bruise. Right on the top. I've had that before. It's not nice, but I don't think it's broken. At least I hope not. Just stay off of it and keep it iced.

Sarah said...

No fun! I've bruised my foot there before too. Totally sucks! Hope it feels better for you soon!

Jenna Consolo said...

Good grief! Looks painful!

YogaNana said...

You know, of course, that my only broken bone was the foot bone I broke while carrying you downstairs when you were a baby, right? I'm not saying karma or anything ... just coincidence! And I think it's just a bad bruise.