Why I am home today with my foot up

Yesterday I was at Eastman with Kate from 11:15 until 4:30. I schlepped a change of shoes and work for me to do into the school, and from one building to another. It snowed here and so Kate and I both wore snow boots; she on both feet, and I on the one. I had to fit a plastic bread bag to the toe of my orthopedic boot to keep my toes dry. I sat and waited while she rehearsed with her trio-mates for an hour and a half, and then sat and ate lunch with her, all with my bad foot on the floor.

After lunch we made our way to the recital hall where the trio performed:

And after that we stayed where we were (with a little walking around and a few rounds of hugs thrown in) until it was time for her solo performance at a second recital:

Then we went out to dinner to celebrate the end of her successful, stressful day — well, week really, when you factor in all the exams and projects due before the holiday break. My foot wasn’t up until 8:30 p.m. There was no place to put it up during the waiting, the recitals, and the dinner and I’m paying for that today!

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About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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4 Responses to Why I am home today with my foot up

  1. Good mom.( your daughter)
    Bad mom. (your self)
    there is no winning is there?
    Knit. and take care of your self today, and tomorrow and christmas!

  2. D'Alta says:

    I agree with Helen. Sit, knit, and allow the bone to knit and tendon to heal. I hope you are able to and knit the week away, letting Christmas come in on its own…

    • pattiblaine says:

      Kate’s birthday is the 27th. It is not destined to be a truly restful week, I’m afraid! But I’m as ready as I can be under the circumstances. I plan to start knitting something new as soon as I finish a writing assignment… today? 🙂 Happy Christmas, Dorothy!

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