Getting Back On My Feet, Literally!
Oh, it would be nice to attribute this situation to something dramatic or colorful or even interesting. Sorry, but no such story exists.
The sad truth is that I was putting on my shoes and lost my balance, in my own carpeted hallway. The audible C-R-A-C-K! clued me in that this time it was not “just” a bad sprain. An X-ray, one that even I could read, showed why it would take eight weeks instead of six to heal. And it was my right leg, which meant no driving, even after I was off crutches. Quick edit here: I get the final word on Friday this week, so I hope I’m not counting chickens (or toes) before they hatch.)
During those eight weeks I had to cancel appearances and volunteering at a half dozen events. It was the first time in a decade that I missed out on one particular favorite, the annual WISCONSIN STATE READING CONFERENCE.
But I survived, and I send my deepest gratitude to ALL who have helped me deal with daily needs, like walking the dog and grocery shopping, as well as those who have shuttled me to appointments, schlepped books and supplies to substitutes at those events, and to all the well-wishers who offered to do even more, if needed.
My difficulty in the past two months would have quickly become a disaster if not for such generous friendships. But my time on one foot has finally expired!
On Saturday I’ll be joining others at the First Annual Author Fair at New Berlin Public Library. So, if you’re in the area on Saturday, please join me and an array of other outstanding authors to talk about books! I’ll bring the cookies!