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November 5th, 2006
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Brief update--Q's Soccer; my broken foot
 Saturday was the Loudoun Soccer U7 league Jamboree.  Every boy gets a little trophy, and a certificate and a few words from the coaches.  Q was cited on his certificate for "Most Energy/Best Attitude."  prettypammie and I were quite proud of him, as, by and large, he did listen to his coaches and do his best.  When he fell, he got right back up and into the game.

This weekend I walked--still in my Air Cast, both with one crutch, and for a few steps here and there, no crutches at all.  It was not painful, more what I would call "uncomfortable."  The problem is that it was still too much, as by the evening my toes had swollen so much that my pinky toe was trying to find a way to sneak under its puffy neighbor, much to my annoyance and discomfort.  When my foot swells up it looks esssentially "over-full."  The arch basically disappears.  Of course, it hurt.  I was so happy to be walking again, that I really didn't mind paying the price today--but it's clear that I'm not walking sustainably yet--not when I have to spend the night and the next day bandaged, splinted, and as sessile as possible to make up for it.  At my follow-up last Wednesday morning, the doctor couldn't see any bone growing yet.  ["Here's a prescription for physcial therapy re: correct single crutching to weight bearing; here's one for a bone stimulator, though I think it's too early and not likely to help you.  See me in four weeks."]  The pain at the actual injury site is substantially lower--the doctor was able to poke all over it as hard as he liked without more than very slight pain.  This gives me some hope that the soft-tissue phase of healing has gotten well underway.  As I understand it, there's a soft-but-relatively-fixed "substrate" between the broken ends which can now begin to calcify.  I still need to take care and remain splinted when I'm walking, etc., because one good fall or twist of the foot could put me back to the beginning.

I cooked Chicken Cordon Bleu last night, loosely following a Weight Watcher's cookbook recipe.  [For example, I guessed that plain yogurt will substitute for sour cream in a pinch, among other things.  Oh, yeah, and real ham, not turkey.  Real cheese, not non-fat.  This meal was from WW, but it was not as low points as the book version.].  The plain yogurt substitution reminds me...I still have sew_200e's groceries from last week when she came to rescue me, and we went to get our flu shots and groceries.  It's a lucky thing, though, as I had no sour cream, and I had to use a cup of her plain yogurt.

Although the high point of the kitchen tour for "cool-looking built-in gadget" is Pam's mixer-stand cabinet, the high-point for functionality is the convection oven.  I had forgotten to get thin chicken cutlets for the Cordon Bleu, so I had to try to manually cut down chicken breasts to something resembling the proper thickness.  This resulted in rolls of highly variable size, but they all seemed to come out just right--hot ham, melty cheese, and chicken cooked-through but still moist.  Generally the reviews on my cooking are generally along the lines of "that was edible, and I most likely will not die." Tonight, I got enough favorable comments from Pam that I think she may have actually, really, truly liked it...and this in a dish that called for dijon mustard.  [Knowing her aversion to all things spicy, I used this most sparingly on the rolls and served her sauce on the side, instead of under the entree as the recipe instructed].

Okay...there are clothes to fold and put away.  As I am a devoted student of valiskeogh's lessons on things domestic, I did indeed separate my colors and change my lint trap between colors.  My button from nancylebov this year could possibly read "Partially Trainable."

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From:nohysteriahere
Date:November 6th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)

domestication

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Didn't you end up with pink underwear once while you were in college? (burgandy fraternity shirt mixed in the washer with undies) Or was that someone else?

I'm glad that you are trainable. It's good to have a husband that can cook a decent meal every now and then. I know I appreciate MY husband's cooking.
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From:happypete
Date:November 6th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)

Re: domestication

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That was probably me. sounds like the sort of stunt I would pull.
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From:vettecat
Date:November 6th, 2006 05:40 am (UTC)
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Hope the foot gets better soon!
From:chesuli
Date:November 6th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
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From:thecatsmeowww
Date:November 6th, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC)
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Good for Q!!

Hope your foot heals up soon! That sucks!!
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From:happypete
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)

Yeah...it's a pain in the...foot

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But I'm glad Q had fun w/Soccer!
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From:owenthomas
Date:November 6th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Don't forget the impending arrival of your houseboybrother, who will be glad to facilitate sessile activities so you can get that foot all better!
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From:owenthomas
Date:November 6th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
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"houseboy" was supposed to have a strikethrough tag on it, but I keep forgetting LJ doesn't like HTML.
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From:happypete
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)

bad LJ...

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no biscuit...

I wonder why strikeout is unsupported in comments...

Makes no sense...
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From:happypete
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)

the tag is just

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<strike> ...
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From:happypete
Date:November 7th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)

Are you guys staying with us?

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You're welcome, of course!
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From:coleoptera
Date:November 7th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Clothes won't dry very fast if you don't change the lint filter between every load ;) Also remember that even though HOT dries clothes faster, it also shrinks clothes, and a good rule of thumb is not to dry clothes any hotter than you washed them.

In other news, my foot seems to be coming along too, though today I stepped on a randomly slick tile in the lobby of the building I work in and landed on my bad leg, knee and foot. I could literally not get up without help. I'm looking forward to taking this cast off next week even though I can limp around in it at home.
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From:happypete
Date:November 8th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)

Falling is the worst...

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I fell one time and in saving my foot drove my knee directly into the wood floor.

I couldn't do anything for a while until the pain overload tsunami died down, and then I asked for help up because it just seemed like a good idea...

Luckily I didn't add a broken kneecap to my list of woes...
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