This morning I went over to Joan and Andy's house so that Andy could cut those pieces of wood for me so that they are squared on the ends. What a woodworking/tool guy genius! Andy only need to do one chop on each end and the first two taped together pieces were perfect. I also took the remainder of the board over and Andy cut the two ends off, measured it, cut it and it was done!
While I was at their house, Joan was rearranging artwork and she came across one of her fabulous collages that I fell in love with but never brought home yet. Joan gave it to me today -- we will work out the details later. I know exactly where I want to hang this piece, but I will need help from another Andi tomorrow because I can't use the step stool any more. I will take a better shot of Joan's wonderful collage tomorrow.
|Where I want to hang my new Joan Potter Thomas artwork.|
Okay...if you are at all squeamish you might want to not look any further. This is the sharing part I spoke of. I debated a long time about this because I didn't know if I wanted to include it in the blog with art stuff and show a gross photo. I also didn't know if I wanted to expose this much about myself but what the heck -- this blog is mainly for me to document stuff and have it to look back at when I need to. On the other side, if someone sees it and can relate to it...know that you aren't the only one out there...that sort of thing...well, okay.
I am not posting this photo to say "woe is Took -- poor Took"...I am posting it to share why I am not able to do much else today. I ran a few errands after stopping by the Thomas household and I was on my feet too long and this stupid heat and humidity is still to high for me.
I have spoken a little in other posts about the "laundry list" of annoying things that are wrong with me physically. Taken separately they are mostly that -- annoying, but I can live with it. Taken together when they all happen at once -- like today -- things become more of a problem. Still stuff I can live with, just harder to deal with and I am much less mobile.
Also -- please know that I am not looking for solutions or recommendations or suggestions for treatments of any sort. All of these various issues are monitored by my doctors and we are/I am doing as much as I can to deal with things. Believe me.
Anyway -- I am not going to elaborate on all of the things. The photo shows the reason why I have to be pretty much doing the elevation/cold packs/resting thing today and tonight. The swelling does go down to more tolerable levels, but I have to really baby myself to have it happen. I can actually have ankles and my "good" foot can be less severe, my "bad" foot can be a little better looking but still messed up. One calf is always larger than the other. Today is just a really bad day because my feet are extremely swollen and I can't walk on them much.