Saturday, January 19, 2013

How do you do that?

Well, I know a lot about how to edit a website now. That is another mystery that has been unveiled to me. It certainly was very interesting but it was not completely an alien experience to me being somewhat familiar with templates and layouts because of this blog. 

I spent quite a bit of time with the man who is putting together the company's new website and because I have to enter information, I did have to know something about how that is done. I think he unintentionally told me more than I have a need to know. You know how enthusiastic people get when they talk about their favorite subject. 

Anyway, it was a chance to get to know him better also and that is always a good thing. And I did learn a lot and am happy that I still have the capacity to. My middle aged brain is not so lame that it is incapable of learning new things and it is able to focus on issues without wanting to fade out. 

I have got a very nice spacious bag with a zipper that has now become my office bag and in it I keep all the things I need for work that do not fit in my purse. It is perfectly handy and fasionable too. I would not want to be seen with anything less than that. Because my handbags are so pretty, but not necessarily practical, I do need something with more room in it to put in all the bulky things.

I have decided to get the ankle/foot brace regardless of the price because I kept twisting my ankle and especially so on my bike whenever I got on or off or had to get going on it and banged my knee on the frame because of a minor mishap.I do have a bruise as a result of that. 

I called the orthopedic company that I had been told to call by the insurance company and made an appointment to be fitted for a brace. I did not know it was going to be quite so involved. I am very willing to go along with the program because I do want to stand steady on my feet and not have to worry about my ankle giving out. 

Last night I had gone to bed early and had just fallen asleep when the doorbell rang. It was my neighbor with two packages for me that she had received while I was at work in the afternoon. I had totally forgotten what could have been in them and it was as much a mystery to me as it was to Tyke who busied himself sniffing them.

There turned out to be a very lovely handbag and a pair of very nice summer shoes in them and I had a vague recollection in my sleepy head of having ordered them. I better not look at my bank account balance because I think I am more than broke although  I have gotten everything on sale so far. 

I tried on the shoes but could not walk on them properly and I hope I will once I have the brace. The handbag is more than lovely and I think it is going to be my favorite for a while. I have got it hanging over the  back of the chair of the dining table so I can look at it regularly and that makes me want to hold it and play with it all the time.

It is darn cold here because it is not only below freezing,  there is also a cold wind blowing and you have to be very brave to go out on your bike and have it hit you in the face. It helps if you are wrapped up properly. My new winter coat has a thick high collar that nearly chokes me when buttoned up but it does keep me warm. It is a twist of fate that I should have it now right at this time.


Maggie May said...

You know when I come to think of it, much of the problem I have now comes from when I fell down a step in son's kitchen twisting my ankle and walking home with it all swollen and painful.
I'm paying the price for that now.

Hoping the ankle brace does the trick.
There are exercises that you can do to strengthen the ankle too. Can you have some physio?
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Gail said...

Things are coming up roses! Every thing is falling into place perfectly.