One fat purple toe later . . .


Yup, it appears I probably did break my little toe last night during my misadventures. It has interesting shades of blue and purple wrapped around it and it’s nice and puffy and throbbing.

Benny suggested I take a picture and post it. I reminded him I like to share pretty photos of pretty landscapes, pretty Richard and so forth. Even when it’s not smashed up, my toe is far from pretty.  Trust me on this.

Anyway, between the body slam I took into the entertainment center last night and the toe, I am a bit the worse for wear this morning. However, I was so very pleased to hear from some of you and know you are doing OK, having dodged a bullet with Sandy. Good news, indeed!

Didn’t rest much last night, what with one thing and the other, so I am going to try to catch some zzzs now before I have to get ready to head back home mid-afternoon.

In the meantime, I thought I’d leave you with something much nicer than my fat purple toe to look at  . . .

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. We shall keep Richarding and carry on. Do take care of yourself and I hope you mend quickly. Healing thoughts and prayers sent your way, along with wishes for safety and strength for those in Sandy’s path.

  2. I’m sorry about your finger, I hope you feel better as soon as possible. Thanks to color our Tuesday with Richard. My thoughts also go to hurricane victims, their families and people who have lost their homes.

  3. Oh, Angie. 😦 Sorry about your toe, and the tumble. Please take care of you.

    Thanks for the lovely Mr. A images. 🙂

    We have come through Sandy, virtually unscathed, and are very grateful. Thoughts and prayers are heading out to those who have suffered from the storm.

  4. Having broken my little toe and most of the others at one point or another I have major amounts of empathy for what you are going through. Try to stay off of it. Tape it to the toe next to it if you can and take something for the pain. It will get better in it’s own good time.

    Richarding? Hmmmm….the man is now a verb. He makes a great verb being a man of action and all…

    • Yeah, I am doing what the Mayo Clinic and Dr. Benny recommend (he has actually been asked my medical professionals if he was a doctor) taping, elevation, some ice, NSAIDs for pain and inflammation and staying off of it as much as possible.

      I do believe it was our own dear Judit who coined the term Richarding and I liked it so much I have borrowed it to use here. 😀

  5. Sorry to hear about your toe, Angie. Sometimes stuff just happens when we are doing ordinary things that we do all the time. My worst accidents have happened in this way. Do take good care of it, whatever that is, probably cold packs and elevation. I’m sending you a virtual pot of my famous pumpkin soup, which would be deliciously real if it weren’t for 800 miles or so.

    By the way, the center of the storm skirted the DC area, so we didn’t have much but inconvenience and a lot of rain.

    And thanks for the pictures today. The ADORABLE Mr. Armitage just grabs me and won’t let go! How can this person say that he doesn’t have a “nice guy face?” All he has to do is smile, and he’s the Pied Piper. I wonder if Thorin will ever smile?

      • It’s from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American, by Jeff Smith. So much pumpkin is wasted at Halloween, yet it is a very nutritious vegetable. The hardest part is dealing with the thick skin of the pumpkin. All amounts are approximate, no need for rigor.

        Begin with 2 small PUMPKINS (2 lbs each) or 8-9 cups peeled, cubed fresh pumpkin. It can be quartered and baked,(seeds removed and saved for roasting), then the pulp scooped out into a food processor. Or, with a very sharp knife, you can cut the raw pumpkin into rather narrow strips and peel them by hand with a very sharp paring knife.

        In a large soup pot, saute 2 large ONIONS and a few cloves GARLIC chopped, in some OLIVE OIL. To soup pot, add pumpkin, cubed or cooked, 8 cups CHICKEN STOCK (any kind), 2Tbsp TOMATO PASTE, some kind of HOT SAUCE to taste, and one large HAM HOCK or turkey drumstick smoked and cured. Bring to a boil, then simmer about an hour, until the meat is cooked but not falling apart. Meanwhile, remove skin and fat from 2 lbs. CHICKEN THIGHS, and add them to the pot. Bring to a boil and continue simmering. Remove the meat before it falls apart, and set aside to cool a bit.

        This step can be skipped, but I do it. With a hand blender that immerses into the pot, blend the cooked vegetables. Then add about a half cup UNCOOKED BROWN RICE, and 4 cups GREEN BEANS, cut into short lengths. Bring to a boil, then simmer until the rice is soft. When the meat can be handled, remove fat, bone and gristle, and cut the cooked thighs and ham into moderate sized pieces. When the rice is almost done, add the meat and SALT to taste. BON APPETIT!

    • Glad to hear Sandy wasn’t any worse for you all. Darling Richard, yes, you can look quite cruel and menacing when your role requires it–but the face we see in interviews and candid shots behind the scenes is far from mean-looking. It is kind, good-humored, thoughtful and lovely. And I shall hope for at least a few Thorin smiles.

  6. You poor thing, at least you’ve been able to make the most of your holiday before it happened.
    Hope your toe gets better soon. *hugs*

  7. Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon.. And still you’re so lovely, that you think of us and leave us these beautiful pictures of our beautiful man! Thank you so much! I must admit that I burst out laughing with the carry on one….

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