|Maundy Thursday 4/17/14 on the patio at home.|
My saga began with forecast lows of 28 degrees F Tuesday night here in southern Indiana. Of course I told Brian everyone could thank me for that one as I was sure it was because I'd jumped the gun and took all of my jungle of house plants outside to the patio on Saturday! And...he agreed!
|Indoor plants blooming outdoors.|
|Tropical plants outside.|
Late that night, after midnight I would guess, (Brian was fast asleep.) I stumbled barefoot in pajamas, and in the dark down the back stairs to the landing with Molly faithful at my side. I wanted to check to be sure she hadn't pulled my project apart or that the wind had not come up and blown it all a rye. All was as I had left it but when I turned. OUCH! Somehow I had twisted my foot and a pain shot from my big toe through the arch of my foot. So I hobbled back upstairs as quietly as I could as not to wake my sleeping husband.
|These are Virginia Bluebells in bloom.|
Even after reluctantly taking one of the pain pills prescribed for knee pain the pain did not leave me and I didn't sleep all night. The next morning I found there was no swelling or discoloration and thought I must be a big wimp! Surly it was not broken as there were no sign. So.....I pulled out my big clunky walking shoes with the RX prosthetic inserts and there was no pain! I could walk just fine. Away I went! The bank, gas station, grocery, and post office were all on my route.
All was well until I removed the shoe then OUCH.
|I just love these Virginia Bluebells!|
Happily I had an easy soup supper planned and could just prop up my foot. By this morning things are improved and I think if I take it easy today I might well have seen the worst of it.
The candy and baskets have already been gotten down and await me on the bed in the rear bedroom. A quick visit to Harry Brown the egg man on Monday netted me an additional 5 dozen eggs. I held back 3 dozen from my last purchase to hard cook for Easter as they will peel easier if the are not just laid.
|Molly is checking out the fish pond.|
But as I look out on such a lovely day I am certain I will enjoy sitting outside with Molly a good bit today.
The egg colors and a fresh bottle of white vinegar await me. I am also contemplating an Easter Bunny cake. More to follow on that one! Happy Easter everyone.