Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,

Monday’s plans?

  1. Chimney sweep arriving at 8:00

  1. A festival of errands-
Grocery store for:
 turkey legs to make Thanksgiving gravy ahead of        
   time & freeze
        squash to make soup ahead of time & freeze

Shop for new rug & blinds for office should I ever get around to painting

Shop for curtain rod to replace archaic one on the door that came with the house and recently broke.

Pick up prescription at pharmacy

  1. Come home, make gravy & soup
  2. Evening meeting of my writer’s group

Reality? None of the above (well, okay, the chimney sweep came) thanks to a  sudden encounter in the living room Sunday night. 

      The aggressor 


             The weapon


           The victim :
 “Wee, sleekit, cowran, tim'rous beastie,”

I should probably have waited on the final picture – my toe is promising to develop into a lovely cobalt blue.

Currently my gait is showing a real kinship with Chester from the old Gunsmoke series. I was going to tough it out, having been raised in a family where you were fine unless the bone was actually sticking out of your leg.

I caved by 8:30 a.m.. The receptionist was as unconcerned as my doctor apparently was, judging by the message relayed to me three hours later.
“Not much you can do except tape your pinky toe to its neighbor.”

Morning trips to the treadmill at the Y?
Errands to the grocery store, et al?
Tap dancing lessons (well, I could have been planning some)?

As Burns would have said, they’ve “Gang aft agley”


  1. Ow! Ow! Ow! Heal quickly, Marty. Ow! :-)

  2. Ooooh...I can feel that. Helpful healing thoughts headed your way.

  3. Not a fun way to start a Monday! Nice chair and rug though. Good to know the chimney's ready too.
    sad that you are likely in pain and plans are set back to give you recovery time.

  4. Been there and you have my sympathy. It takes us longer to heal and it always looks more colorful as we age. Keep it elevated as much as you can to keep the inflammation down and take some pain killers and read a good book.

  5. The plans will wait at least the chimney's clean. Ice and elevate and enjoy the rest. Heal quickly.

  6. I've done this once. It was awful. I came into the house, demanded of my oldest daughter why her books were always dropped on the floor after school, gave them a great kick and collided with the piano. Of course, this was totally my fault.

    1. I was - as usual - moving too quickly, and sad to say, gracelessly.

  7. Oh, I'm so slow! It took me a long time to get it that you tripped on the chair leg and injured your toe. Well I hope things mend in a hurry. I hope you iced the injury.

  8. oh man. done that myself a time or two. usually not broken no matter how certain I am though one time I know it was broken because it took forever to heal and not hurt.


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