Thursday, June 14, 2012

Twisted ankles, gaining weight and no school holidays

I twisted my ankle the day before Mother's Day (13 May) and it has taken quite some time to heal.  I have only just in the last week been able to walk on even surfaces without pain.  No fun!  It has really slowed me down, so much so that I gained 2.5kg while off my feet.  Yuk!  Like I wasn't already over weight!

So... after 4.5 weeks of sluggish mum we are now 2.5kg heavier (oops, that is just me), a huge pile of clean washing way bigger than 2.5kg is piled up on my bed and in baskets around my bedroom, we are about 2 weeks behind in school and there is a huge pile of toys spread from hither to yon and the floor looks more like the backyard with all the bits of wood (we have a wood fire place for heating) and dirt on it.  Thank goodness the carpet is old anyway (wool and threadbare in traffic areas) but I would still like to be able to see it instead of toys and dirt.

So... now what!?  Hmm, I think assigning jobs to little people to clean up their toys, dirty clothes, shoes and odd bits and pieces.  And a big vacuum, and then while I rest from that (ankle still gets wonky after a bit of walking and pivoting) I will reschedule school into our school holidays and just forgive myself for life happening.  Because after all I don't exactly have any control over that do I?

Off to rally the troops with bribes of lollies if it all gets done before lunch.

Best wishes


  1. Wow! Your description of your house could have been our place, down to the thread bear carpet! We don't have a fire place though. I hope you ankle completely heals and all is back to "normal" (whatever that is) very soon.

  2. nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more...blessings

  3. Good luck with all those intentions! One thing at a time! I'll share my favourite 'picking up toys' game. You shout out from the couch 'Pick up 5 blue things/7 rectangular things/4 things with eyes/12 things with wheels etc etc' My children love this game so much more than 'Tidy your room!' All the best. xx


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