My awkward crutch face. Even though I can’t go out much I still convince myself to get dressed like a normal person. Lots of leggings and yoga pants on bottom but normal top and layers on top.
My Jack Russell/Corgi, Matilda, has been pretty crucial through the recovery process. She can tell I’m not 100% right now and patiently waits for me to crutch up and down the stairs before she follows. She lays by me on the couch all day and understands that I can’t walk her.
this red is going straight to my head!
My girl Bette Blurrr and I had a bon voyage hair coloring session. We both went with a big bold red, inspired and colored by Dina. I originally wanted to go super-blinding-blond, but it sounds pretty difficult and costly to maintain blond hair if your original color is dark like mine. I haven’t dyed my hair since 2004, I’ve been going through a long phase of natural hair embrace. But since Blurrr was going for the plunge I figured it was a good time to jump in.
New Book Shelf!
My downstairs neighbor recently had to take off to Florida and the majority of her furniture got left behind. This bookshelf found it’s way into my office. It will definitely help keep my split personality of business and creativity organized.
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Dina Black Sweater with Lace - Womens Size Large
Dina Brown Black and Lace Dress - Womens Size Small
Mod Silk and Stretch Dress Womens Size Small
It’s going to be a while before I can get back into my Logan Square studio and let the creative juices flow. I had my final bunion surgery Friday evening. This recovery will give my hands and machine a much needed break. But even as I crutch around I can’t help but think of all the fabric and vintage items waiting in my office for me. This recovery break is a good chance for research and inspiration by watching movies, tv, and reading. Many of my old fashion design books from school are still at my parents house (where I’m recovering) and I plan to brush up my fabric and textile knowledge.
This recovery already seems more painful than the right foot was back in September. The surgery itself felt longer and more drawn out. It was supposed to start at 2:45 but due to a patient back up, I was pushed back to 4:15, of coarse they don’t tell you this until you actually get there. I hadn’t eaten since 8:30 am and was starving in the “holding cell” waiting to get in the surgical room. I remember trying to keep my eyes open as long as I could while laying on the operating table and thinking it seemed like there were too many people in the room for one little bunion surgery. When I finally came to, the whole thing was over and there was a slipper cast on my left foot and I was in terrible pain. The surgery and cast wrapping took long and the medicine they pumped through my hand was wearing off fast. One of the Dr.s put a shot in my leg he said would help with the pain and shortly after the shot a nurse gave me an early vicodin. It was like living in a glimpse because it felt like no time had passed, but really the day was almost over and I had no memory of where it went.
My ankle is black and blue and swollen. It’s extremely difficult to sleep with one leg lifted up on 3 pillows. But the worst part is over and I no longer have the thought of surgery hovering over my head. Which feels pretty great. My right foot, which was operated on in September, already feels 1 million times better. When I wore heels to a wedding last month my right foot surprisingly didn’t hurt for hours but the left bunion was throbbing within an hour of putting on the high heels. They weren’t event that high!!
I guess some Dr.s do both feet at once, but my Dr. refused to to operate that way and I’m actually thankful now. I couldn’t imagine not being able to at least crutch around and feel some type of dignity and independence.
So far I have worked on a lot of photos from some of my photo shoots and watched Godfather I & II. I’m really into the new 4 image/collage layout. I like being able to include detailed shots next to full image shots and have it viewed as one image alone. I’m still learning so much about photoshop and figuring out what the different filters, erasers, and buttons do.
I actually really enjoy the Godfather movies. The first two are the best and most interesting, I like seeing a young Al Pacino and Diane Keaton too. I’m not fond of any recent movies with Diane Keaton, but I think she is good in the Godfather movies and after watching them I want to see Annie Hall again. I’ll have to add that to my movie list.
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