Hi everyone! Merry Christmas!
Q4 2013 was exceptionally busy and filled with travel so that’s why I dropped off the face of the planet.
Like every year, I had big plans for my much anticipated Christmas break. The Urban Farm is in shambles after our ice storm at the beginning of December so i was going to clean it up. Same with the container plants and front yard.
No dice. It must wait.
The lesson of this Christmas is to be still, to be patient, to let others do everything.
You see, I’ve broken my tibia. I wish I did it in some glamorous way, skiing triple black diamond runs in Vail, snowboarding in Lake Louise, or even shoveling elderly neighbors’ driveways in Toronto (many people there are still without power).
But truthfully, it was during last Sunday’s morning walk. It was not icy. It was completely dry. We went a different way than we usually do since we saw a woman with two large dogs looking nervously at the 4Gs. And I stumbled on uneven pavement and fell down in incredible pain.
Of course, after sitting for a few minutes, I got up and finished the walk. But two hours later I asked Bruce to drive me to the closest urgent care clinic.
I’m sitting here with a bag of ice on my foot. I have a big boot I need to wear for 4 weeks and crutches. Near the end of the day brings more inflammation although I’ve spent most of the past few days on the couch with my foot elevated. It’s not fun. But it’s a sign I think: to slow down, to enjoy the little things, to appreciate the things I take for granted.
So my wish for you (and me) this Christmas season is to appreciate. Enjoy the treats and once-a-year delicacies. Move and enjoy your body. Love the ones your with and those far away. Treasure your memories and reflect upon them.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hug your dear ones tight!
Speaking of dear ones, the Gs had some pals visit this afternoon so today’s gratuitous dog photo isn’t as lively as some:
The extra dog closest to the camera is Zak. As you can see, they had quite a Christmas play date!
Oh dear! Do rest that leg. I don’t suppose it will slow you down for long though….x
Well, I am getting good with the crutches.
🙂 I imagine that is not so easy with so many legs in the house to get tangled with!
Poor you! Make sure you get lots of rest and it will heal more quickly.
I’m doing my best to be a good patient.
so sorry to hear this! I hope you have some good books or gardening magazines to keep you occupied!
Yes to both! I read Urban Farm
Magazine yesterday as a matter of fact.
So sorry this happened, especially at Christmas. But Bruce and the Gs are taking excellent care of you. And you’re getting a well-deserved rest. Let them spoil you!!
So sorry to hear about your leg! Have missed your posts so this one came with unfortunate news :(. Hope recovery is going well and you are enjoying being pampered…
So sorry to hear about your leg! I think it is just as dangerous to walk while texting as driving—did the woman at least acknowledge her part in the fiasco?
Lol. We were far from her and her dogs when it happened. So unless she follows my blog, she has no idea what happened.