Bad new bears. So, last update was that I was beside myself, totally freaking out that I couldn’t put weight on my left foot? Well, thankfully my boss got me into see an orthopaedic surgeon and sports med guy first thing this morning. First thing he said when he looked at my ankle? Girl, there’s NO WAY you are running a half marathon on Sunday morning. At that, naturally (I was in a tender state) I bust into tears and lamented my foot, being 3,000 miles away from home, my training, the fact that I had no health insurance…..he handed me kleenex. Finally, I composed myself and was sent to get x-rays done. Thank God I didn’t break it but I do have a pretty bad sprain. Currently, its wrapped up in a brace and I’m hobbling along. If I still can’t put weight on it tomorrow I have to go back in for a boot. And…no running for 4 weeks. Awesome.
So, I hobbled out of the doctor’s office, called my mom in tears, grabbed all the aleve I could find at the grocery store and went to work. I was sort of worthless and just sat behind a desk imputing data into the computer system while I nursed my wound and ate my chicken enchilada soup that I picked up from the grocery store.
I left work early and made my way across town to the Verizon store because after everything, I was going to have internet at home DANGIT! If I can’t run, I can blog. So, I bought one of those data cards that lets me have the internet wherever and now I’m online and as happy as a clam.
What happened next can only be described as humorous. It wasn’t at the time but now, looking back..it will probably be funny someday. I had to hobble over to my old house to put my clothes in the dryer (I don’t have a washer and dryer in my new place yet and yes…I know I should be off my feet but some things had to get done) and then discovered that the dryer was BROKEN. So, I stuffed all wet clothes, sheets and towels into this massive yellow bag and hobbled with one foot over to Hardy’s house, who just happens to be my new neighbor.
What are neighbors for…right??!! This is why Hardy rocks. He took me in, put my clothes in his dryer, sat me down and gave me a large glass of merlot (even though it was clearly only 4pm). Then, he made me the most awesome grilled cheese ever.
Nothing a little BACON can’t solve!!! muhahaha
Hardy was filming a little clip for Murphy-Goode on food and wine pairings and made a gourmet grilled cheese with sourdough bread, arugula, aged gouda, avocado, bacon and caramelized onions. When he asked me if I wanted one I looked at him like he was crazy. Um yes. Was that a question?
I left with a bag full of dry clothes and my belly full of food and wine, feeling much better about the world as we know it.
I even felt so good that I took some pictures of my new kitchen to share with y’all!
So there you have it. Cozy. Rest of the house + video tour to be released as soon as it’s almost presentable. The space isn’t much but it’s really all I need right now. I am right across the street from the junior high and it was so cute because they had football practice tonight there were cute little kids everywhere.
I might have just had two windmill cookies but whatever…I have a sprained ankle. I honestly cannot even BELIEVE this happened. But…as horribly upset I am about not running (I’ve been crying on and off all day), I know the important thing is that I raised so much money for a good cause. It still really sucks though. Really, really, really sucks. Thank you all so much for your sweet supportive comments. This day has been a comedy of errors almost and I’m really ready to just get in bed and get it over with.