Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Still Here

Have lost the Internet again at our house for reasons unknown.

That's made me an absentee blogger at a time when I'd really benefit from being connected to the community, but I'm hanging in there.

Toe is still not cooperating, but the pinching is less severe than two weeks ago. That's a good sign, right? I do wish it would just go away completely.

Monday passed without any cakes, vegan or otherwise, thank goodness. I was strongly considering getting one, I will confess. But luckily, nothing appealed in the store and common sense prevailed. I was searching high and low for a 5-inch pecan pie to take home, but none were to be found.

Tons of 5-inch apple pies, 5-inch blueberry pies and others. But I wanted pecan. There were a ton of 9-inch pecan pies. But a sane voice reminded me again and again that a 9-inch pecan pie was NOT something I needed to bring home.

In the end, it was nothing. And I survived the day just fine.

Thanksgiving is upon us. We are having friends over and while we are skipping gravy, stuffing and many other things to try and keep it as healthy as possible, I read this today and my heart sank.

Looks very close to what we'll be serving, minus candied yams, gravy and stuffing!

Thanks to everyone who came to my blog and suggested ways to work out without bothering my toe, or just to say "chin up." I'm trying to push through the frustration and stay focused.


  1. Nerve injuries can take a long, long time to heal. It's not like a pulled muscle. Can I tell you that the nerve injury I sustained in April when I herniated the disk in my back is still with me? I have numbness in my knee still 8 months later. It is about 1/2 of what it was, but still there. Okay, probably not what you wanted to hear LOL!

    You'll find ways to work around it after a while.

  2. Chin up, indeed! And really? You should probably thank the store for not having any 5" Pecan Pies. Ha!

    Oh, and glad that the toe is feeling at least a little bit better!

  3. Hang in there, the foot may take a while, but it's healing!!!
    In the meantime, have a VERY happy thanksgiving!!!

  4. I am glad to read your toe is better. Hopefully it will continue.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Ishmael! And hope your injury is healing well too.