...We've been here before. With my apologies for my inconsistency. Mommybloggers have my respect because I just can't find the time- really, I can't! I posted before Quinn's birthday, had ideas for more posts, but they never came. I've been reading book after book, which is cut in to my blogging time. No blogs came.
Then. I. broke. my. leg.
Last Satruday night.
Moms, I'll give you a moment to let your eyes readjust and your lower jaw to find your mouth again. As moms, we know that anything that physically incapacitates us is one of the Horsemen, just awful. I won't get in to the details of how it happened- there aren't many, danskos + wet floor= broken fibula and torn ligaments/tendons in ankle area. This translated in to surgery to place 3 plates and 10 or 11 screws to get everything back in alignment.
Here I sit. On my couch. I'm going to have to start it all over. I had just gotten in to a great diet/exercise routine that was producing visible and consistent results. Now I have to/ get to start over. With PT. Taking it slow. building up strength and endurance. Listening to my body. Taking it Slow. Want to get 100%.
Since November I've read 11 books. The Twilight Series (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn), The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mocking Jay), Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed), and Wintergirls. I was bitten by the series bug and just read and read and read. I finished Wintergirls this afternoon and loved it. I'm going to start A Prayer For Owen Meany today.
I didn't read much fiction since I finished the Sweet Valley High series in middle school, aside from required readings. When you're a sociology major in college, you read lots and lots and lots of non fiction in the form of demographics, case studies, anthropological memoirs...But I'm reminding myself how much reading fiction is so relaxing, is better than TV, and is so vital to the "undumbing" of civilization.
While I'm healing I'd like to discuss the books I've read, am reading, and will take suggestions on which ones to read. I read quickly. One must when one has 3 toddlers and nap and bedtimes equal reading time. My husband is being FANTASTIC with this broken leg nonsense and has stepped in to the Mr. Mom role well- but not without the incredible support from our family, friends, church, and community- everyone is just wonderful. I'm going to focus on continuing to journal my food so I don't gain weight whilst I sit on this couch. Reading and blogging will help as well.
I hope to post tonight with a brief discussion on the Twilight Saga. :)