Sit. Stay.

Fast-Topic-Changing Friday, hold the anchovies.

I posted about my broken foot last week, so I don’t need to go over that again. This week I’d like to address what is going on in my HEAD. “My Mental Illness”, as I’m kindly addressing it.

A broken foot should make one want to slow the hell down. Sit more. Put one’s foot up. Heal. Rest. Right?

Not me. My Mental Illness took over, and I was determined to keep up with my normal schedule and activities. How could a three-pound cast hold me back? I had things to do! Places to go! People to see!

I have a problem. Well, I like to think I had a problem.

img_8062.JPG I’m trying to do more of this.

In fact, I’m not only trying to sit more, but I’m also asking others for help. Oh, it makes me so anxious, but I’m doing it.

My mom has asked me to send her a daily email listing the ways I’ve allowed other people to help me. I have been able to report back an especially great kindness from my friends – they are COOKING for me! Bringing me delish food! I do love them so.


img_8064.JPG I tilted the camera down on the tripod after taking the photo above. This was what was happening on the floor. Or, not happening.

They are very good at resting their feet.


img_8033.JPG No reason for this photo, other than the fact that I was struck by the colors of the vintage needles against my office wall color.


cast.JPG Quick update on my foot – I have no update. It’s a long story, but I have an appointment with my doctor next week, where I will get a referral to an orthopedic doctor. That doctor will be able to make sense of my MRI results.


colors.JPG The knitting I’m doing right now is secret. Shhhh.


dogs.jpg The dogs and I are about to head out for a short walk, then I’m going to REST MY FOOT. I swear.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. to my mom – All of the photos in this post were taken in my house, which proves that I’m staying home and resting.

6 comments on “Sit. Stay.

  1. I can identify with your wanting to keep doing stuff. I am NOT very good at being still. Aren’t you glad you know how to knit! You can also sit and read romance novels for a few days. That will take up some healing time.

  2. I think your mom knows you very well, you should listen to her.

    And it sounds like you definitely need to work on letting others help you more. Think of it as a gift to them – most people want to help others and feel good for doing so. See what you’re depriving them of?

    I love your vintage knitting needle photo but would like to know why you think standing on a table with a cast is a good idea. I love the photo, but if your Dr. saw that he/she would FLIP!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, so nice to hear the dogs are helping out too

  3. See, even your friends think getting help is a good idea. Oh, yeah, I haven’t had a “how I let my friends help me” update lately. What’s with that??? And I agree with Denise about standing on tables (benches) with a broken foot. But I’ll let the doctor chew on you about that one – if the doctor ever finds out. Keep taking it easy. We all want you to heal.

  4. I know what you mean about asking for help. I’ve never been good at that. Last summer when I was so sick that even just moving hurt more than I could bear, I was forced to give in and seek assistance with a few things, and I was just floored by how generous my friends were. I knew they were a great group of folks, but their kindness was touching.

    Hope your foot is healing well, and that you’re making lots of lovely things during your down time!

  5. I broke my foot a few years ago and it is tougher than it sounds to sit so much. At first it is really novel but then you want to get up and take care of things around the house.

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