Feb 27, 2009

Weird & Random Habits

Several years ago (ok, when I was in middle school), my great aunt Emily, a school teacher, fell while on a roller skating field trip with her students. She used her hands to catch herself and she broke her wrist in multiple places. She ended up with pins in her arm and a very long recovery.

My sister and I would often go to her house and help out with random house work, or just keep her company. Once the pins were removed she had hand therapy and occupational therapy. It could have been one in the same but I digress... Her wrist often hurt her so she'd use her other hand and hold her wrist and sort of move her hand in an odd direction. Seeing her do this so much caused ME to do the same thing with mine despite having a perfectly normal working wrist. Every now and again I catch myself doing this even though it's been YEARS since she's even done it.

This leads me to my next habit. I broke my foot in three places two years ago in November ('06). The breaks were on the bridge area of my right foot -- it was awful! I'd broken my right leg when I was younger but I was small enough to be carried so I didn't have to use crutches. I wasn't so fortunate to be carried this go-round. Crutches hurt!

Anyway, after my eight weeks of crutches I finally got to walk with my boot on - yay! Then after weeks of that I could walk regularly. Except I was still sore so I limped on it. I finally got to the point that I didn't have to limp but every once in a while it would hurt (this still applies today).

I can't wear certain shoes. Heels are out of the question unless it's for a short period of time. Tennis shoes, Danskos, Chacos, and Merrells are about the only shoes I can wear. Anyway, sometimes, even when my foot isn't hurting at all, I find myself limping! I think it's because I limped for soooo long I just sorta got used to it.

I'm sure there are other weird things I do... other than obsessive counting (i.e. bathroom tiles, ceiling tiles, etc...). And I'm sure you will have a happier Friday knowing that there's someone a tiny bit crazier than you think you are. Ha!

12 comments:

Upstatemomof3 said...

We all have our little odd quirks. I sleep with one leg under the blanket and one above it because when I was a kid we used to put a fan outside my room and my brother's room. So it hit half of each of us. So, half of me needed a blanket. Weird!

Yaya said...

I am the same way! My hubby had leg surgery years ago and limped for awhile and I naturally limped in my walking just like him!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I broke my foot in 2006, too! The left one - we'd make an even pair... ;) I know what you mean - I find myself limping every so often, it's apparently ingrained from doing it so long during the healing process. I have spasms of pain in that foot, too, where it was broken...yippee for us... ;)

Happy VGNO!! :)

Angela said...

Wow, broke your foot in 3 places. I'm so glad all is better. Wear your flats and wear them well.

Stopping in from the VGNO

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Merrell shoes are a favorite of mine. Soooo comfortable, like slippers!

Happy VGNO! Stop by and do some virtual daydreaming tonight...

Jen said...

I did the macarena with a football player in line at the bank because I can.

I think telling people this tidbit about myself is the best way to break the ice!

Happy VGNO!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Stopping by from Ann's VGNO :)

pam said...

I think we all have them, maybe not even realizing it. Have a wonderful friday night out and about blog-hopping.

~Sandy~ said...

i love the quote on top of your blog :O) stopping by to say hello and nice to meet you! happy vgno

Shannah said...

Ola from VGNO. HAve a good one!

AndreaLeigh said...

i have foot issues as well from surgery when I was a child. I love heels but I can't wear them. I put them on and last about 10 mintues tops. i'm stuck with crocs, tennis shoes, and flats for eternity.

Abbie H. said...

That is random and weird....(pretending like nothing like this ever happens to me!)

BTW-love the random crayon. Mac and Cheese crayons...mmmmmmm

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