Thursday was a crazy busy day. Stephie came from Cincinnati and took me to the orthopedics clinic in Gallipolis in the early afternoon. They showed me the X-rays of my foot - I actually have two broken bones, one in my lower ankle, the other in my right side arch. Sigh! They decided to leave me in the removable boot for support and warned me not to drive, to keep my foot up as much as possible (to reduce any swelling) and to come back in three weeks for more X-rays (I assume to see whether and how much I have healed). I expect I will be booted for at least four to eight weeks. Sigh!
We also went grocery shopping and to the laundromat so the household is pretty well set for a couple weeks of trips. My brothers have to go to the doctor at least twice this month but my Aunt Janice says she would be glad to take them (which is a long drive for her; they live almost all the way to Athens so she has to drive here, pick them up, drive them past her home to the doctor's office in Athens, then drive them back here and go home - essentially covering the same road four times for one errand).
I was so tired on Friday, after all that running about the day before, I pretty much just put my foot up and read all day. I _did_ manage to finish sewing the Piece of Candy block (picture above).
While Steph as here on Thursday, she walked over to the old barn here on the farm and took pics of the two young pigs the farmer has installed in pens there ... I think he intends them to be Xmas dinner. :) Here is one of the pictures she took for me, artistically rendered with an ap:
My niece Amy's father Dean tells me these are Hampshires - known to be fast growing and productive. See the fringed ears? Apparently those notches tell which litter and what order in the litter each was born. Most likely these are recently neutered males, called barrows (I think:).
Today has been cold and rainy (in the 50's and very gray). I have been lounging on the small sofa in Mom's living room, reading blogs on my iPhone and going back to reading the works of a new-to-me author, Laurie King. She has a series of novels based on Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary Russell (her inventive character), which I have been truly enjoying. I have read quite a lot of Holmesian fiction over the years (though I am not a member of the Baker Street Irregular fan club) and these are by far the best of the lot. Riveting. If you like detective fiction with a bit of early-20th-century flavor and a strong female character, read one and see what you think. :)
My daughter called this afternoon to see if I would like her to come get me to go visit her in WI for a while ... I might take her up on that offer if my three weeks of no-driving drags on after my next orthopedics appointment. :P
My friend Barbara also called - was wonderful to talk to someone from home! I have missed my friends while I've been here.