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Feb 062015
 

Hello, and happy Friiiiiiday!! Today is an extra special day for me because it’s walking day!

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Yep, after one whole month of not being able to put any weight on my right foot, I can finally start putting some weight on it when I’m wearing my boot. It’s pretty sexy, no? 😉

Of course the transition to walking is not going to be easy, and so far I have been taking things slow by walking using two crutches, and only putting some weight on my foot. My hope is that within the next few days I will be able to transition to using one crutch, and then no crutches, but from what I’ve read online this can take anywhere from a few days to a week or so. Sigh.

As much as I wish I could just hop into my boot and get going, I know I have to be patient with this last part of my recovery! I have another doctor’s appointment on Tuesday and at that point I should have a better idea of how long I’ll need to be in my boot for (probably a while, unfortunately). You know I’ll keep you guys posted!

Anyway, since today’s Friday let’s talk about some of my favorite moments from the week in today’s Favorite Things Friday posts!

Favorite Change

As you can see in the photo above, I was finally able to give myself a little pedicure earlier this week, and it felt great! The red nail polish that I had on my toes before was from Christmas (yikes!) and I hadn’t been able to switch up the polish because of my foot.

Well now that I can wash my foot and unwrap it from the bandage, I decided to give it a good exfoliating scrub earlier this week and then gave myself a foot massage with some lotion (being careful of my stitches, obviously). It felt great! I think the massage helped take down some of the swelling too.

Then I took off the red polish (about time!) and replaced it with Essie’s chinchilly, which is one of my favorite cold-weather colors. Now I’m feeling so much better!

Favorite “Walk”

On Wednesday evening, the weather was actually somewhat nice (about 50 degrees) so I decided to venture outside. It was my first time outside since Sunday, so I was just itching to get out!

While Fabio took Jack for his usual walk, I hobbled on my peg-leg over to the area where they play fetch and waited for them to get there. Then I spent a few minutes playing around with my boys (being careful not to fall off the peg-leg, of course) which was so nice.

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The only downside was that I got some mud on my peg-leg (which of course I wear inside too) but it was nothing a quick rinse couldn’t fix. #WorthIt

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While it took a lot of effort to get myself outside and down the hill to where Fabio plays with Jack, it was worth it! I can’t wait until I’m able to walk better in the boot and can join them for this more often. 🙂

Favorite New Routine

So I know I’ve been talking about our green juice a lot lately, but I just have to say one more time how much I am loving this boost of energy in the morning!

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We are still going strong with one glass of juice each in the morning, and we have definitely noticed the benefits. For me, I will say that my um…bathroom activities…have been much more regular since drinking the juice. I also have more energy and just feel so good after drinking it! I also mentioned that I lost a tiny bit of weight, and considering I haven’t been doing any cardio because of my leg I would say that’s a win. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much we are still loving this new routine!

Favorite Breakfast

Fabio had a dentist appointment yesterday afternoon for FIVE fillings (poor guy!) so he wound up working from home. This was awesome for me since he offered to make us delicious egg, cheese, avocado and sriracha sandwiches for breakfast. We didn’t have any regular bread on hand (truthfully, we haven’t been eating regular bread very much lately) so he made it on a burger bun we had in the freezer. Whatever works!

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It was a delicious sandwich, and it was so nice to have Fabio make it for me. 🙂 Clearly Jack was wishing I had shared with him. No way, Jose!

Favorite Dinner Out

Last night, Fabio and I joined my dad for a dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant, Uncle Julio’s!

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My dad was in DC for a couple of meetings yesterday afternoon, so he asked if we wanted to meet him for dinner to catch up. Heck yes we do! When we got there we ordered a round of swirls, which are a mix of frozen margarita and sangria. Basically, they’re the best thing ever.

For our meal we ordered the usual – steak fajitas to share. They were incredibly delicious, as always!

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The company wasn’t bad either, and we had a fun night catching up with my dad. 🙂

Favorite Snuggler

I don’t know if it’s because it’s extra cold outside or what, but Jack has become the snuggliest dog ever. Every night when we get into bed he gets under the covers, and then curls up in a ball next to us. The other night I guess he had trouble breathing under the covers (understandable) so he stuck his little nose out to breathe.

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How funny is this dog? Can you see his tongue sticking out too? I know, I know, I’m sort of a crazy dog lady. But I just thought this was too cute!

Favorite Activity

Ok I realize this post is sort of turning into “why I’m obsessed with my dog” but when I’m stuck at home all the time there’s just not a lot else going on.

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but every Monday we brush Jack’s teeth (after the Bachelor, of course).

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We actually got a little out of practice with this after his most recent vet visit (sort of like when you study hard for a test and pass, and then slack off), but this week we brought it back into the routine. Jack actually loves the toothpaste, and when we bring out his toothbrush he wags his tail and gets all excited.

Then when we actually start brushing he gets a little annoyed (he’ll try to push us away a bit) but ultimately he lets us clean his pearly whites.

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Fabio and I love brushing his teeth not only because it’s good for him, but it’s also incredibly funny to see him trying to lick off the toothpaste while we are brushing. It’s such a fun little Monday night activity! Once we are done brushing he gets one of his Greenie dog treats, which is pretty much the only time we give him one since they’re so darn expensive. The rest of the time he just gets Milkbones from Costco! 😉

Alright folks, let’s end this Jack love fest while we still can. Wherever you are and whatever you do, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Wish me luck with my walking progress!

Question of the day: Pet owners, what’s your favorite thing to do with your pet? Non-pet owners, what’s the craziest thing you’ve seen someone else do with their pet?

 Posted by on February 6, 2015

  10 Responses to “Favorite Things Friday!”

  1. So, I have to tell you — I’ve been reading your account of your foot surgery obsessively. Long story short — I have my own foot issues and thought I was going to end up needing surgery, too. Fortunately, they don’t recommend surgery for me, but I do start physical therapy Monday. Here’s to hoping for some fast healing! Sending you good vibes, too!

    • Congrats on not needing foot surgery! That is awesome news! Good luck with physical therapy – I still haven’t heard whether I’ll need PT or not. Wishing you fast healing too! Oh, and I hope you keep reading even when I’m recovered 🙂

  2. I’m totally a crazy pet lady too!! I took my pup to doggy day care today and I have been watching all day!

  3. I love shining a laser pointer around the house and watching my dog chase it around. She goes CRAZY for it!

  4. Crazy dog ladies unite!! I am a bit (read: totally) obsessed with my dog as well. haha 🙂

  5. Haha yes about Jack. We clean Alfie’s teeth and he looks confused because he doesn’t think he’s enjoying it but he loves the toothpaste so there’s a mental battle going on in his head haha.
    And that photo of Jack with his nose out is adorable. Alfie just stays under the covers until he can’t bare it anymore – which surprisingly is quite a long time. We’re amazed at how little he seems to need to breathe!

  6. Haha love the Jack-filled post! I’m a crazy dog lady too, so I totally get it. The craziest thing we do with Laney is that we love to play “Crazy Laney” with her. If you stand still and just stare at her with big eyes, she’ll get really wound up and start running around the house and leaping over the couches. We especially love to do this on gross weather days when she can’t get out to play as much because after about 10 minutes she is completely exhausted!

  7. The last time we went to the vet (where they each had lost 4 pounds SUPER proud mom moment…told literally everyone) they mentioned that although their teeth are still good, they could be better. So I bought a couple of toothbrushes to start brushing. And I found a recipe for coconut oil toothpaste. Because what is crazier than brushing your dogs teeth? Brushing them with homemade dog toothpaste… 🙂

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