Our 4th grader participated in Girls On The Run this year. It is a wonderful program that involves much more than just running. They train for weeks to run a 5k, but the program also stresses values, positive body image, self esteem, etc.
This is Amber as she reaches the finish line to complete her first 5k! She is proud of herself for completing a race that was harder than she thought.
Notice she is wearing number 1....every girl running wore number 1 because they all are!
After Amber's race we hustled to Hubby's new job. He is delivering a weekly local newspaper and shopping ad packets every Saturday. So off we went to load up with our papers. This is a motor route and takes about 5 hours to do. I didn't realize when he said he was going to do it that it would involve me too! It is easier with him driving and me putting the papers in the boxes. Interestly, I found that I enjoy it. Our route is in the area where we live, so we get to see what is happening in our neck of the woods, and maybe say hello to a neighbor or two.
We also attended our kindergartener's soccer game and saw her score her first goal ever! Wish I had gotten a picture but we were all too excited and busy yelling at her to "kick it!".
We have enjoyed a very sunny week, although early in the week it was quite chillly with frost advisories several nights. My mother's rule was not to plant flowers until Memorial Day because it can freeze here in late May and I've finally learned she was right. So, I will be planting some flowers this weekend.
The weather was nice enough to take our Little Miss to the park this week. It is a beautiful park next to a marina.
Here are some views from our walks around the park this week....
I love this view in the winter time. The trees will all be bare and snow covered and
you can see the church steeple better....looks like a Christmas card then.
Two turtles sunning themselves
The swans came right up to the shore where we were standing...did not seem afraid of us. I wonder if people have been feeding them?
And to wrap up the week I finally saw a podiatrist about my painful right foot. I'm almost sorry I did. I found out I have arthritis in that foot and other than the things I am already doing, my next step is surgery to fix the bunion, and bone graft several joints in the midfoot area, and I think he also mentioned some screws somewhere. This would require at least 6 weeks with no weight bearing, and then more months of healing. I am considering doing it in the fall, with perhaps trying a cortisone shot in the meantime.
I don't like the idea of this surgery, sounds quite extensive. I was happier before I knew all this. I am getting more and more limited in how much walking I can do so I think I must put my big girl panties on and deal with it.
Have any of you had any type of foot surgery? Bunions corrected? What was your outcome? Are you better now than before surgery?
Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a wonderful, safe Memorial Day weekend.
Til next time,