Monday, February 1, 2010

FLIP FLOP ON THE FLIP FLOPS


It’s been eleven weeks since my foot surgery. Where has the time gone? I’ll tell you where – a whole month of trying to hobble around on crutches and a scooter-walker, having to wear a big, clumsy shower boot, use a shower stool, be helped OUT of the shower boot and OFF the stool, slipping and sliding in the snow, crashing into door jambs, climbing stairs on my derriere (oh, the indignities!) THAT’S where it went.

And now that I’m back on my feet and out of the surgical shoe, a Frankenstein looking device that straps onto the Frankenstein looking foot, I can wear real shoes! Yay! Or so I thought.

I was able to get the Oogly Foot, as I affectionately call it, into my New Balance athletic shoe by loosening the laces and spreading the shoe as far as it would go, but not into my winter boot. For our trip to Key West, I was sure I could wear sandals. Not so! Sandals have straps, straps don’t stretch, and the Oogly Foot complained loud and long about being crammed into anything tight. I was stymied! Then I looked around and saw – FLIP FLOPS!

If you were with us last year, you might remember that I wrote a blog about how I’d worn flip flops as a youth but just couldn’t get into them in m adulthood. All that has changed. I am now a convert. I can wear them on the Oogly Foot! I even found a cushy pair in black patent for dress-up that has a side strap that velcros, so I can adjust it! Does it get any better than that?

So all of you who wrote back then to say you loved flip flops, I apologize. I should know that whenever I say I will never do something – I end up doing it. Do you know what I mean? Has that happened to you?

And there’s another plus to the Oogly Foot experience. I’m giving it to my sleuth, Abby Knight. It’s her turn to suffer now. Tee hee. Let her deal with a killer on the loose while trying to keep her balance on those Evil Crutches! Good luck, honey. Misery loves company.

And speaking of company, SLEEPING WITH ANEMONE, the ninth book in the Flower Shop Mystery series, joins its sisters on bookstore shelves tomorrow! February 2nd! Oh, the surprises in store for Abby – and for you. Not so much for Oogly Foot. Not for awhile.


What's your "I said I'd never do this"?