Yup, they are the wonder weeks, because all I do is wonder about how I got myself in this situation. I am a mom, with 3 kids and have broken my ankle and torn my Achilles‘s tendon. I hobbled around for two weeks, praying the swelling would go down, and I wouldn’t have to go see a doctor. But two weeks, blue in color swollen leg , later I was told I needed to be in a cast for 4-6 weeks. It is now week 3 and I am an expert at maneuvering with crutches. I also have discovered secrets to life that evaded me prior to my ‘accident’.
I can still run after my kids, and the crutches increase my range of reach. Determination is the key.
All cleaning supplies are overrated, all you need is wet wipes. They will clean and disinfect anything including you.
Cooking is also overrated, everything can be eaten raw or cold.
After one month of not sweeping, mopping, cleaning, dusting, vacuuming, wiping, doing laundry, etc… the house did not fall down, we were not invaded by rodents and ants, no one cared and I feel liberated. Life goes on as usual.
It is good to have a small comfortable house, more surfaces to balance onto if your crutch falls.
There is no shame in having people help you do everything – you are superwoman on a vacation.
There is more time to enjoy playing Uno, monopoly, scrabble with the kids – wouldn’t trade that for anything.
God does not put you in a situation there is no way out of – truly.
Make the most of being pampered by your family – I get meals served to me by my son, I get my hair washed by my daughter, my husband makes me coffee – I could get used to this without the crutches too.
GET THIS BLASTED CAST OFF ME. Patience is a virtue not to be tested very often.
I will never ever, unless the boat is sinking jump out of it. I take that back, if it is sinking then I will just wait to reach the water and swim out, so yes – no jumping.
I will never dress up to go see a doctor. Wear clothes that you can stand being thrown away.
I will never put off doing laundry, it’s now 3 weeks…I have to buy more clothes online.
I will never complain about how much I have to do, true I am the laundromat, the chauffeur, the chef, the house cleaner, the school volunteer, the biker, the swimmer, the hide and go seek player, and much more – I will trade my crutches for my life back in the blink of an eye thank you.
I will never not help someone in need…
Thank you God for excellent friends and a caring family.