Manic: Apparently me in high heels since I have once again sprained my ankle….but this time it was my good ankle (good and bad news)!
Managed: Accepting the fact that, as one of my Facebook pals put it, the universe is telling me to slow down. But I don’t want to…well maybe I do a little!
If you read my busy family post a few days ago about the 101 million activities that my teen and tween have become a part of this school year, then you know that us, like a lot of families I know, have become busier than previous school years, which I didn’t think was possible. I had also mentioned that my girl was running for student council and guess what….that has now been added to the list, too. Congrats to our girl who ran the last two years and finally was elected this year (if only it wasn’t already such a busy year)!
We have now told her that show choir, a featured part in Annie over the next two weekends, her studies, broadcast club, yearbook photographer and student council will just about do it for now. We are very proud of her because so far, she is keeping it all organized and under control. It is me that is feeling overwhelmed and understaffed for the busy mom job at hand! Hubs has been helping as much as he can, but he has also been sick with a bad sinus infection and has had some big work projects to tackle.
Our son also enjoyed a busy weekend with high school golf, his hockey game, a team BBQ and his first Homecoming that made this Mama a little teary eyed. However, I kept the tears in check until the cameras stopped clicking and I was down the road where my emotions wouldn’t embarrass him. Can you blame me? Look how nice they look…
I made sure to get one of me with my handsome guy, too of course. How did 16 years get here so fast?!
Now back to my ankle….hours after the Homecoming send-0ff and after my daughter’s third Annie show this weekend at the Ahwatukee Children’s Theatre, I just couldn’t call it a day when I should have known better. I should have known to stop and sit and to let the messy house go with this crazy busy weekend in full swing. As the doctor said to me today, I should have waited for my teenager to come home to take out the trash in the dark. But no, I couldn’t look the other way and I just had to take out the trash…in my high heels…in the dark. Even though they are orthotic high heels, they couldn’t protect me from myself!
So off I went into the darkness and soon after I stepped out the door, the trash went flying and I went down. Unfortunately, my ankle went up….way up with swelling and pain, as you can see in this not-so-pretty pic…Don’t you love my cool cat in the background keeping my injured ankle company?!
Now I sit here, being forced by the universe to slow down. My girl is at her cast party and my boy is headed to the team BBQ, but me and my wounded ankle will prop up for now and I will try to remember to go a little slower this week. Thank goodness for Advil and the bandage that keeps my foot protected as I hobble into next week’s busy calendar that starts tomorrow.
Someday I will miss these days, right?!