Christmas really sucked the time away. I’ve been running this way and that. With Charlie home, my time is not my own. It’s the old “you work from home so you can do whatever the hell you want”, except that’s not entirely true. He’s off; I’m not. Eh, I’ll do my best to juggle. It is nice having him home, though. 🙂
Christmas day found me flat on my back looking at the sky, my foot throbbing in pain. Unfortunately, the injury wasn’t from skydiving and landing wrong but from unloading the car. One moment, I had a load of boxes in my hands; the next, I was admiring the lovely blue sky above me. That is after I stopped cussing and the blue streak dissipated. LOL I rolled my foot. My ankle is okay, so that’s a plus, and I miraculously landed on the grass instead of the sidewalk. It’s slowly healing, but I still walk with a limp and the only comfortable “shoes” are my slippers or barefoot. I tried walking to the pool in flip flops today (don’t blame me I live in a place that’s warm at Christmas time), but they were rubbing my foot. I ended up barefoot over and back. How did I swim without my feet? It’s a little thing called a pull buoy.
Today was IM day. What’s IM day? I’m so glad you asked. (grin) Every Monday, we swim all of the competition strokes. Those are butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle (aka the crawl). I thought my breaststroked was bad with the kick. HAHAHA Oh, man, without it, it was, um, yeah, sad. LOL But I swam all but the last set using the pull buoy. The last set our fabulous coach Rada gave us wacky strokes. (Butterfly with freestyle kick, backstroke with breaststroke kick, and breaststroke with butterfly kick.) I had to try them, even if it was against my better judgement. I could do all of them except the breaststroke kick. It put too much pressure on my foot. So, I did it with one leg. Now, that was interesting. LOL That being said, it may be a few more practices with the pull buoy. I definitely don’t think I could have kicked the entire time.
New Year’s will be most likely be quiet. I barely made it to midnight last year. I can’t guarantee this year, although Lily is getting old enough she might want to try. It’s hard to say.
How was your Christmas? And do you have plans for the new year?
Sorry about your foot injury. Accidents are never fun, but hopefully it will heal itself, given time. You’re lucky you live where you can get away with bare feet…we’ve got snow, snow and more snow on the way here, so barefoot is a really bad idea! Shoving a hurt foot into boots would be awful.
Christmas was quiet, since all of the out-of-towners in husband’s family came in for Thanksgiving this year. My 3rd son who lives in Michigan drove out here on the 28th, in almost 50 degree weather. He and his girlfriend partied with us for 5 days, (you should see the recycle barrel–it’s overflowing with beer/wine/soda bottles!) culminating in the New Year’s celebration last night, when 3rd son’s gf also spent the night here-a really full-house. But 2nd son and his gf left earlier today, to drive through a massive snowstorm to get home to Michigan. I won’t rest easy until they let us know they’re back home.
Best to you in 2014. Keep writing and of course, reading!
No, they aren’t, but sometimes they are good to slow us down. Perhaps I just needed to slow down, Fiona. And, yes, I am lucky. I love being barefoot. However, I’ve spent most of my time in slippers the past few days as, while it’s warm here, the sidewalks and floors are a bit chilly. (Yes, I’m a wimp. LOL
It sounds like you had lovely holidays with your family. Those are the best. We had a quiet night with a good friend of mine. I was snoozing by ten. LOL Of course, I’d had a migraine all day. Those tend to tire me out. Rachelle was very understanding. I slept through midnight.