Thursday, March 13, 2008

Feet need to work properly

The days are flying by, and life is, as always, a series of ups and downs. I could do without the downs. I seem to have injured my foot somehow. Heaven knows where or how, but I noticed that I was walking on the outer side of it, which, of course, then makes the knee and the back ache....... etc etc . So I straightened it as I was going down a flight of stairs at work. And stepped on it. I shrieked. Stairwells echo. My language was rather more delightful than is the norm, I confess, and I am just glad that the little cherubs were all in class at the time. (Mind you, my rather colourful language would probably have been normal conversation to them.) So I limped back to the staff room muttering and snarling under my breath, and examined it. I am not sure what for. It looks normal, but is clearly not. It feels like a bone is out of place. I need all bones to be where they are supposed to be at all times. I feel this is only reasonable. And I do not need to resemble the hunchback of Notre Dame as I whizz about at work.

Actually, the whizzing is more like a hobble. For now. I could do with a zimmer. Can you just see me with a laptop slung around a zimmer????? Hmmmm.

Where was I?? Ups and downs. Ups have been good. Not plentiful, but good. I popped in to see my old colleagues this afternoon, and they were so happy to see me. I went to see the finished coursework, and I am so proud of my girls. They have done so well, considering the upheavals in their GCSE year. My old boss is an absolute delight, and offered me so much advice and help, as she always does, and I really do miss them. Not the school. Just our department. Great great people. They stay in touch, and it means the world to me.

So tomorrow is Friday and I have a funeral to go to. I have to work in the morning, so will make a mad dash across the country at lunchtime, and hopefully will get there in time for the service. David is going ahead with friends. There will be lots of people. It still seems unreal. Crazy. But tomorrow, I suspect, it will be very real.


Janine said...

I'll think of you and Jonno's family tomorrow afternoon. X

Barb said...

Yes, unfortunately, Linds, tomorrow it will all finally be real. But that's a good thing. Otherwise, it's not possible to accept the tragic loss of someone like Jonno. But I'm sure you know that, my friend.

Your foot? My hip. I swear, getting older is NOT for the faint of heart. I expect my right hip to collapse any moment now, and I'm sure it will be when I'm all alone in this house.


Rest assured, my prayers will be with you tomorrow morning. I know this has to be so difficult for you.

Needled Mom said...

I will be keeping you in my prayers tomorrow. It will be a most difficult day for everyone.

I hope that your foot heals itself quickly. Having plantar faciitis, I can relate to horrid foot pain. It is not fun when they are badly needed to get us around!!!

So glad that you had a nice visit with old colleagues and got some well deserved encouragement.

Dawn said...

So sorry about the foot! Just all of a sudden?

The Lord be with you as you are there for Jono's family tomorrow. Let them know that many people around the world are thinking of them and praying for them.

Susie said...

That foot sounds so painful. You probably need to stay off of it for a bit, but I'm sure with your schedule that's not doable.
I'll be thinking of you tommorrow. So sad, a young life gone too soon.

meggie said...

Please take care of yourself. Tomorrow -which is today here- will be hard day.
Hugs XX

Vee said...

Needless to say, you must have your foot tended to...something's going on that needs fixing.

You will be in my prayers, Linds. Tomorrow will be, as you say, all too real. I hope, too, that it will be a time to love and to support and to know that God is very much with you.

someone else said...

I'm so sorry about the foot!! I hope it's not serious.

I know how you feel about the young man's death seeming so unreal. Our friend Gary is very near death now and I still can't quite accept the reality of it.

Dawn said...

I hope you are okay at the end of this day. And that your foot is better. The Lord bless you!