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
Jen


3 comments:

  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.

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

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  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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