Whoop-dee-doo I'm 40. Yes, I am absolutely dwelling on the fact that as I enter "old age" I am confined to my recliner and using a walker. I'm bored and impatient and feeling sorry for myself. But, I'm feeling better overall. I'm spending much more time reading and doing a jigsaw puzzle and organizing old photos than I am staring at the TV. I really believed that my foot would be much better by now, but I have to keep reminding myself that it hasn't been that long. I still have my sutures, I can't expect to be fully healed!
For my birthday I decided to get out of the house. I've only been outside twice since surgery and both times were for doctor appointments. I had to go to a place with wheel chairs or motorized carts so I chose Target. There was one motorized cart left when we arrived and I climbed aboard while Gene pushed my walker around in a cart. I have always thought the scooter carts looked really fun. They are not! I felt like a complete idiot, conspicuously puttering around the store. I mean, the maximum speed on those things is snail, but people pretty much ran screaming out of my way. It was a pretty humiliating experience. I'm really glad I went on a Monday night when the store wasn't too busy because it was hard to get around. I stuck to the wide aisles and doubt I could have maneuvered around the clothing areas. Still, I am VERY glad that I got out for a little while and will do it again. I reread that and it sounded kind of doom and gloom, but it was amazing to get out of the house and I had a great time. I also had a great meal with Gene and the kids and the whole outing really lifted my spirits.
Moving on, I will be soooooooooo happy when the presidential election is over! I've been spending way too much time on facebook and I can't believe the stuff people are posting. The anti-Obama stuff some people are posting is terrifying. I mean, I thought George W. Bush was a terrible president but I NEVER, EVER would have posted (or even thought) ANY of the stuff some of my facebook friends are posting multiple times daily. Probably the worst offender is the wife of a pastor who believes herself to be a very good Christian. The hate she spews is unbelievable! Political cartoons and complaining about Obamacare and the economy are one thing, but it seems like a good deal of what some people are posting is ignorant hatred toward other religions and linking Obama with Islamic terrorists often based on nothing more than his middle name. Get a grip, people! I can't imagine being that full of hatred!