Sunday, 13 November 2011

Two left feet!

Good afternoon from Sunny Suffolk

Feels more like late summer than late autumn. The sun has been shining all day and its so mild out there. No need for a coat at all. To be honest this suits me fine at the moment - getting around can be tricky enough without adding ice or snow to the mix.

Here's what I've been doing since my last blog catch up style post;

 Practising wearing shoes :) I can manage about 1/2 an hour at time at the moment (and only around the house) but very slowly I'm getting there. I can also only fit into this old pair of Converse as my foot is still slightly swollen but again progress :) Back to the physio this week - I've promised to try and wear shoes to walk into the session.

There have been a rather high number of days out in the past week too;

Lunch with my Dad & little Grandma - a rather lovely treat. I've got the hang of steps & stairs now with my moonboot so finally I got the pub lunch I'd been promised.

A trip to a big supermarket with my parents - now that might sound not exciting to some but to me it was wonderful. Being able to get some bits I've needed since August - stuff you can't send a man to buy. I've now loads of lovely warm tights, pairs of socks and new pyjamas. Having been indoors such a lot, the whole Christmas madness has passed me by. Scary to see how many massive trolley loads of 'stuff' were being pushed about. One got a bit close to me - perhaps he thought if he shoved me I'd move faster - he got a very hard stare and stern words from my Mum!! However I did enjoy a wander around the aisles to get a few bits for family & friends and I couldn't resist this chap for myself;

On Saturday I was dropped off in our little town and left to have a good wander around. I had a good stock up on yarn to finish some projects and to start others. I made it into a couple of charity shops too - finding things I needed for swaps. Whilst its more spring than autumn, I could leave this little lost lamb behind, he was only 50p;

Whilst I was out, little son decided that he'd do some baking - this time coffee buns with pale blue icing and sprinkles - tasted rather good AND he did the washing up!

The rest of this week seems to have been filled with crafting - finally my mojo has returned. I've a list of things I'd like to make for coming birthdays/Christmas/swaps and slowly things are being ticked off.  This knitted monster is for my nephew - he loves things to cuddle so I think this colourful fella will go down rather well;

I finished the little mini-raggie - rather pleased with her. She's off to live with someone later this week and I shall start on a couple more as pressies for my little nieces;

Today has been a quiet one here. MrVV & Little Son have been out at 2 Remembrance Parades - they stopped off for a pub lunch inbetween. I've been pottering around catching up on some domestic stuff and starting another crochet project. I think my 2 blankets won't be growing bigger for a while now as other projects have leap-frogged over them.

Hope you've all had a good weekend?

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


MelMel said...

Hiya, just been reading about all the trouble you have had with your sorry to hear you have been suffering like this.....hope you are "back on your feet" Melx

Mac n' Janet said...

Ah, mobility, how sweet it is. Will you be attending your next class reunion?

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

If you'll pardon the pun VV one step at a time ;-)

Love that little lamb and wasn't today beautiful .... no heating on and doors open in Mid November ... how bizarre but it was dark at half four! xx

Serenata said...

Glad to see you out and about Vicki, sounds like you have had a good week. Wasn't today incredible weather wise?!

Love the knitted monster, he is very cute indeed.

Miss Magpie said...

I'm very pleased to hear you are back in shoes at last!

God that pink soldier is SO camp, he's ace.

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Yay, back to wearing shoes :0) Good to hear that your getting out and about a bit now. Don't mention snow and ice, I'm dreading that now after my sons recent disaster!! xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I can't believe how badly you injured yourself...what a massive recovery it's been. Guessing you'll never take walking for granted again!?
Lovely random post - and glad your making mojo is back!
fee x

Shirl said...

Happy to read you are getting out and about once again - it must feel wonderful after spending so much time indoors. xxx

Saphy said...

so cool you can wear shoes, albeit for a little while. I adore your little lamb. x glad you had a good weekend.

harmony and rosie said...

Good to see you up and about, and what great timing too. A few more weeks to practice and then you'll be able to do the conga on Christmas Eve!!!

Jackie said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend - so pleased you are getting out and about now xx

BusyLizzie said...

Good to hear things are improving & you were able to enjoy the beautiful weather we had this weekend. Lizzie

Lisa said...

Excellent news about getting your shoes on for a while and then being out and about doing stuff too.
Love the lamb, will look fab sat near a bunch of daffs when the time of year is right!
Lisa x

bellaboo said...

Sounds like you are getting on really well,it must be lovely to wear shoes again! People can be so rude when they get behind a trolley.Good for your Mum giving them what for.I'm dreading that part of Xmas,the shopping madness. :0)

Vix said...

Lovely to see you on two feet, it's been so long! That knitted monster is gorgeous. x

Bee happy said...

So glad you can wear shoes for a bit, cool converse ;) a trip to the supermarket has never been so good!! great buys and makes.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

delia hornbook said...

So happy to see your getting better and have been out and about. I know and understand just where your coming from with the going out trips even to the super market its an amazing feeling being able to do so. I was laid up for nearly a year each time with my hips opps and i used to go nuts being inside all the time. Love the monster and your rag doll is gorgeous. Keep happy and well and good luck at the physio. dee xx

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

So love all your photos Vicki :o)
Especially your little lamb and your knitted monster, he's great!!
(For some unknown, strange & random reason he reminded me of Harry Hill's knitted character! lol -'cept that one is actually a crocheted character).
I so feel for you just getting out and about, and I thought it was great that your mum told mr bulshy trolley off!!
That was some accident that you had Vicki :o(

Have a fabulous week my dear. And take care,
Love n hugs,
Donna xx

Northern Hi-Lights said...

glad to hear you are getting out and about again - love your knitted monster x

BadPenny said...

oh shoes on & out walking & shopping ...fab ! I can see how swolen your foot is though.

Sweet little monster !