Sunday, July 7, 2013

Lady of Leisure

That's right. A maxi dress.
Remember that silly little incident experienced in the pool, somewhere in Utah? The one that sent me to urgent care and left me in a brace? Well that brace is now a(*hot pink*) cast that I will be wearing for the next couple of weeks. While x-rays show that nothing is broken the specialist believed this was the best way for me to heal and reduce the chance of scar tissue build up. Consequently, no driving, no gym, and not much of anything for this gal.

For those of you who know me, you are aware of how difficult it is for me to do nothing. I am a girl who likes to do. I don't sit around the house on a lazy Sunday. I work out. I take the boys on hikes, day trips or errands. I clean, do laundry, shop, but I do not.....sit around. As it turns out, when your foot is stuck in a hard cast, you are pretty much forced into a sedentary lifestyle. Hopefully it will not last long, and for the moment I am trying to make the very best of it.

This fourth of July weekend we were suppose to go camping with our best friends. We had planned this months out. When the doctor said "cast" I knew that camping was probably out. But the boys were so excited that we decided the guys would leave their gimpy mama at home and enjoy nature without me-this would be a boys weekend. My friend Shannon stayed behind as well.

At first I felt guilty. Was I being a huge wimp? Should I have sucked it up, brought a lawn chair and a case of Coors Light? News of the rain my boys have been experiencing on and off during the trip confirmed that I had made the right decision. You can't get a cast wet. Communication from my husband which has included recordings of the rain falling on the tent and the baby screaming bloody murder has probably lead my husband to question his own decision to go in the first place. But that's his problem.... right? Right.

So instead of a weekend of camping with my boys, I was given a child-free weekend with my best friend. It was pretty awesome, and it forced me to do something I very rarely do....not much of anything.

Friday after the guys took off on their adventure I took a nap. I took a long shower. I had more coffee. I went shopping with my friend and bought several adorable dresses (including the look I never thought I could master-a MAXI DRESS- I know your jaw just hit the floor) I took my time. My girlfriend and I went to drinks and dinner downtown,  I stayed up till 1 then got up at 9:45. BLISS.

Yesterday was lunch with a girlfriend, another nap, some random work around the house and then more drinks at the neighborhood hot spots.

While there is certainly a part of me that is concerned about muscle atrophy, weight gain and is guilty about missing the camping adventure with my children, I am so grateful for the (forced) opportunity to be what I'm usually not.... a lazy lady of leisure.

Because hot pink goes with everything

At Local 46 with my bestie!


  1. You certainly know how to turn lemons into lemonade! Sounds like I'm in for a good time in your old 'hood!

  2. I love that dress! You look great, cast and all. :D