We’re having coffee this week and it’s still in time for the linky!
If we were having coffee we’d talk about why falling asleep on the couch is not a good idea! On Thursday last, I got up off the couch to go to bed, sleepy still, and didn’t realise that my foot was still “asleep” too! I put my weight on it to take a step forward and it suddenly folded under me…I thought I heard a “crack” sound. I duly went into mild shock, probably due to a mixture of physical trauma and panic.
That wasn’t lekker. When my body stabilised I assessed the situation and decided that it didn’t warrant going to the emergency room straight away and went to the doctor in the morning.
A couple of x-rays later and…no breaks or fractures, rather a bad foot sprain. A break or sprain would have been a real bummer since I’m travelling to Berlin tomorrow night. I’m taking an anti-inflammatory and I’ll also get arnica oil tomorrow to massage into the foot.. I’ve also pre-booked seats with more leg room.
I’ve kept my foot elevated as much as possible and dunked it in the cold water of the pool a few times a day (which was great for cooling down too) which has resulted in the swelling going down. It’s still a bit blue in between the toes and on the side but I’m able to walk on it and the limp is not so bad.
So there you have it – the reason why falling asleep on the couch is not a good idea!
If we were having coffee we’d also talk about my upcoming trip to Berlin. I’ve never been there and I’m excited to see a new city and explore it in the extra day and a bit that I’m spending there. There’s so much recent history there that I want to do all that touristy stuff first.
If we were having coffee we’d also talk about the hot hot weather. I love hot weather so I’m not complaining. However…some other areas of the country have been declared drought disaster zones, those being Kwazulu Natal and the Free State. We’ve had strong hot wind storms and no rain in Gauteng.
In Cape Town however, there is rain and wind, and flood warnings for low lying areas have been issued. Snow on the mountains as far as the Drakensberg is expected. These weather extremes are worrisome. Some people say it’s El Nino, which has also affected North America. To my North American friends, are you also experiencing unseasonal weather?
If we were having coffee we’d call it a day now and promise to catch up at the same time same place next week. Have a great week everyone!
PS: There’s a mozzie flying around me and it’s really bugging me. Time to incense-smoke it away.