I am up and about with barely a limp in my ankle. It is still swollen, but I can walk on it and put my full weight on it. I struggle a little with the stairs and I certainly can't run and chase after the girls, but I am at least, without pain for most of the day.
It has been a busy week and a day off with a twisted ankle didn't help matters none. Next week, I start my part-time gig at a twice-a-year children's consignment store. I go in 3 or 4 times a week and take the girls along with me. It is 1 1/2 hours drive one way so I try to get there about 10am and stay until it is time to put the girls to bed at 9pm. They sleep on the way home and I can just toss 'em in their beds when we arrive. I bring a lunch and then dinner is usually provided, and the girls keep amused with all the toys that are there. Must be heaven for them to play with toys they don't have at home. There are other children there for them to play with and they have been looking forward to seeing some of the other kids they know. I have been working at the consignment shop for about 4 years now, every Spring and Fall for about 6 weeks each time. It's a nice little gig, sorting through consigned items, organizing books and movies, and getting out of the house! I sell my own stuff there, too, and as a worker, I get to shop first before the public gets to shop.
All this translates into me not posting very much starting next week, as I will be too pooped from working all day and then having to drive there and back as well. I don't know how you working mothers do it and you have my respect! I'll be working for 3 weeks and then I'll get a break while the store is open to the public and then return for another week of work. If you'd like to see where I work, check out this link where she has a website: www.kids-haven.net .
It's my birthday on Sunday, so we are headed into the city on Saturday for a joint birthday party for my Father-in-Law and me. There will be family on both sides there, so it should be lots of fun! How can you not have fun when there is cake and ice cream involved? Yum! Afterwards, we will be stopping at a HUGE thrift shop nearby and I will do my birthday shopping there! I kid you not, the place is HUGE, bigger than huge, HUMONGOUS!! It's every thrift store lover's dream place! I'll bring my camera along and snap a picture. Seriously, it's a must to stop by when we are in the area! Hopefully I'll find some good loot! Have a good weekend!