I'm sporting a new look these days. Let me give a little background. DH decided to let me pick out my own Christmas gift, so in my card was cold hard cash, a punch card for ice cream (my fav.) and a babysitter for a date night.
It was Thursday evening, I got all cuted up (boots, jeans, cute little sweater, even earrings), the babysitter arrived and we were out the door (FAST). We took a lovely stroll thru the town square and looked in on a few shops that I thought might have what I wanted... but alas nope, and continued walking to a lovely Mexican food place. The food was great, but my company (my sweet DH) was wonderful. It is so nice to talk to your spouse and anything and everything and not be interupted by "mommy come check it out, this is so cool". Once done we headed for another store, and that is when it happened!
I'm sporting the boot on the right (the low ankle walker). Thanks to my apparent inability to talk, walk, and be annoyed with some junior high school kid infront of my too busy playing with his darn cell phone instead of getting out of the way... I failed to notice the slight elevation change of the sidewalk under my left foot. And down I went. My ankle rolled, made a horrible sound, and I soon found myself in severe pain. But being the woman of steal that I am... I composed myself and walked around for another hour or so. Some of you are thinking 'why didn't you just go home', NOPE, we had a real life sitter and I was not going to ruin my night just because I hurt myself. (Oh sidenote: if DH weren't holding my hand I probably would have done more damage that would have included my knees... I'm sure of it... along with the nearly 3-4 times I almost fell afterwards due to the lack of ligament and muscle controll from the first fall).
So what was the diagonsis? A severe sprain. I get to wear this lovely boot for 2 weeks full time, and then for another few weeks if I expect to up and walking around for a long period of time.
On a happier note, other than that the date was fun, food was good, and the movie (Casino Royale) was pretty cool.
I did think of getting new boots with my money... but this is not at all what I had in mind.