Since I fell on my butt taking pictures nearly two weeks ago I’ve discovered life with a sprained foot isn’t easy. I have a list of chores a mile long and I can’t do most of them. But, thanks to Mr. Comfortable and Pete life with a sprained foot isn’t all bad!
Life with a sprained foot means you have to rest as much as possible.
One of the things I’ve found difficult is cooking. Even sitting on my stool to do prep and to cook is hard on my foot. It’s supposed to be elevated and when I cook it’s just dangling down. Pete to the rescue! Right after I hurt myself he came over and made us Buffalo Chicken Pizza. It was so good! I was going to get his recipe but I decided it’s better just to have him make it for us when I want it!
My foot was, I thought, much better so I did do some cooking. But life with a sprained foot means you’re not really on your game.
Given the problems I was having cooking Pete showed up again and made Mojito Lime Chicken with Peppers and rice. I really have to get this guy to move back home! We tease his fiancé about her cooking sometimes. She makes marinades and tells Pete she used “Oil, cider vinegar, and seasonings.” What she means by that is she opened a bottle or packet of seasonings and dumped the contents in the bowl.
Some recipes are easier than others.
When I asked Pete for the recipe for the Mojito Lime Chicken he told me it was “Andi’s recipe.” He bought me a couple of packets of the McCormick Mojito Lime™ marinade in case I wanted to make it again. I’ll definitely want to make it again!
The housework has really been challenging. Mr. Comfortable has tried to help but I have come up with a plan to take care of things.
Sometimes starting over from scratch is the best way!
Life with a sprained foot also means I haven’t been able to do anything with the flower beds. They still look more like this –
Than this –
Given that my foot is still the size of my thigh and I have trouble standing, walking or even sitting in a chair I decided that I should have a dinner party Saturday.
Because if you can’t torture yourself who can you count on to do it?
I’m sure everyone will be on their best behavior.
It’s not as though I’ve given myself an insanely heavy chore list to get ready. It’s a mere 41 items. But I do feel a little like I’m running for my life.
So life with a sprained foot isn’t really all that challenging. As long as you have someone to cook, someone to clean, someone to garden, and someone to talk you out of hosting a party.