Achilles Blog 10 – 24.5.14. Fixing things

Niece B came to see me yesterday.. to help me clear out my garage. I just love seeing young women driving cars… they exude confidence and B is no exception – she braved the Blackwall tunnel for the first time, driving Cady my old £600 green vauxhall astra (now hers)… this is a girl going places…

my garage contains several skip and street finds awaiting repair/upcycling. They have been there for many years. Finally, finally I am tacking these projects. I made B climb a steep, towering, ladder and remove a heavy box of fabric from the top of a wardrobe which she had to balance on her head (the box that is)… she likes carrying things on her head (she said). Footstools and small ottoman chests are going to be re-covered and painted. I just love fixing things. Even better if I can sell ’em afterwards. As long as it isn’t too challenging. Like this woven footstool (see before and after pics).
So it should be frustrating not to be able to fix/have control over the healing of my leg. All the info on the internet says that early mobility is key to a good recovery, but the surgeon is insistent, and has bound my leg in a v stiff cast, (for at least 2 weeks longer than I was expecting) to deliberately restrict movement. The osteopath I have been seeing says I’m very motivated, so I’ll be fine, and it’s true that I have taken responsibility to try and keep the rest of me in reasonable nick. I am the sort who anticipates just about everything and takes control… but a strange relaxation comes over me when I have absolutely no choice about something, and I have to give in. Jay is amazed how calm and cheerful I can be in an unavoidable traffic jam….
before seagrass stoolafter seagrass stool 1

About aintwegotitmade

Who am I?.......well, I'm getting to that age where I have to think about that before I answer... My name is J, I'm married, and my husband and I live in the great city of London. I started this blog as an update to family and friends when I completely ruptured my Achilles tendon a few years ago (see The first post). I am so fortunate in every possible way...and in all honesty, I'm just using this blog to remind myself... Why is it called Ain't we got it made?: this is a line from one of my favourite songs (Sing Baby Sing - Have I got it made? Well - I've got a roof over my head, running water right into my house, a fully-stocked supermarket round the corner, free and readily available healthcare; and I live with my lovely husband in a great city, in a beautiful country, where I feel safe and secure.... I rest my case. Fact or opinion: I am not an expert on anything… but I can confirm that everything in this blog is either fact or opinion. I hope to post regularly, mostly about things I find uplifting, positive, amusing, optimistic, important..or perhaps just about regular daily life...but I won't bother you too much. Thanks for stopping by... jx
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