Hey there Posse! Well this month is definitely turning out to be Leg Wars! Yeah. I have this stupid ankle that has caused me trouble on & off for years, maybe even over a decade by now. GOSH! It might be nearer to two. Time flies whether you’re having fun or having leg wars. On a dodgy wooden floor in a club I lost my footing in sky high high heels and came down like a sack of shit. It seems my tendon was so strong that it pulled a tiny chip of bone away with it. That little bitty piece reattaches till the next time I wobble, trip, fall or slide badly. Then all hell breaks loose. It’s painful, swells and loses mobility. No more high heels till it’s better. That happened just over a fortnight ago and was starting to get better till…
Yep, you guessed it. Some other trauma below the belt. Remember, this is LEG WARS! We have these really cool drains in our bathrooms. They’re square and have a metal rimmed tile sitting over them so they are sleek and look ra sha sha. Sometimes they pop out of their place just a little. Normally I’d notice and pop it back. This time though I was going for a wee in the very early hours of the morning and shuffled in blearily, without looking. BAM! I’d torn off a fairly decent flap on the ball of my OTHER foot. It was so painful and surprising that when Jin came to clean it up I burst into little boy wracking sobs. Blood everywhere. He salt baths it, dries and bandages it up.
Lastly, in the wee hours of the next morning I have finished taking a boiling hot bubble bath but leaving my left, gashed foot out of the water. Trying to manoeuvre myself out of the bath on one dodgy, already strained and swollen ankle with the other held high & dry was a VERY bad idea. You know it. I went slip, slop, splat and that poor, already tortured ankle got an extra going over.
Now I’m walking like a 700 year old man. Slowly and gingerly. It’s 100% easier to be mobile with socks & shoes on so I’m wearing them even around the house.
On a lighter note. I’ve also been wearing some pretty damn fabulous perfumes to lift my mood. Mon Guerlain Floral, 24 Faubourg, Pimiento+++, Ambre Ceruleen, Patchouli Patch, Jaipur Bracelet and French Grey have all been getting loads of spritzing love.
Another upside of this Leg Wars malaise is that I can spend as much time horizontal with my legs raised as i want. It’s been long, delicious sleep ins for me. Sometimes I have even been breaking my own house rules and getting my beautiful Greyhound, Paris, up on the spare bed for cuddles and naps. Perfect winter activity for someone caught in Leg Wars.
I might also have snuck across to Surrender To Chance and ordered some decants. SHHHH! I’ll let you know how I went when they arrive.
Hope you all are faring MUCH BETTER than me right now,
What do you all spritz when life turns a bit nasty?