A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

memorial day & book covers

Hope you all had a fun and safe memorial day. There were a few different things going on around us but as we discussed plans on Sunday night with our friends we decided to stay home, hang out and play games and then Rebecca had a genius idea of a fire and s'mores. We scoured around trying to see what we could use to improvise as a fire pit and came up with this huge terracotta pot. It was awesome and I have a feeling this may be our new thing, an evening fire with s'mores. Check out Rebecca's blog for more (and better) pics.

Kate roasting her 1st ever marshmallow, she never actually ate them, she just roasted them.

Hanging out with with our friends, the Coopers and the Bagleys.

Also here is my new crafty thing, making book covers for the RS manual, I've been giving them away to sisters who substitute teach a RS lesson, super easy to make. If you'd like one and don't want to bother with making one I'd be happy to make you one for $5 to cover the cost of materials.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Need Advice

O.K., I need some help, I have really UGLY feet (no there will not be a picture), they are pretty mis-shapen, big bunions. I went to a podiatrist yesterday, he came recommended by some friends in the ward and has worked on Eric's feet so I took the plunge and saw him. I know that the only fix is surgery and he went over everything with me, but its surgery and that's a big thing. Basically based on my x-rays he recommends the fusion of the bone in my foot that is close to my ankle because of how my bones are, this is more invasive and would mean a cast for 6 weeks but would be a better and more permanent fix than something more minor. The bones in my foot are not actually straight so if he does the less invasive surgery there is a higher chance of recurrence. Here's my pros and cons list:-

I'm young (well not totally but on the younger side of 50!)
I don't have babies that need carrying around
Found a good doctor, I like and trust.
Have good insurance right now
My feet will probably get worse
I could possibly wear open toe shoes (its vain so I don't know if I should count it)

Its surgery
Cast for 6 weeks - no driving
Strangely enough, my feet actually don't hurt right now
Feet are pretty important and used a whole lot, I'm concerned that after going under the knife once healed I will have pain and discomfort.

I really feel that if I'm going to do this now is probably the right time but I can't help but feel I'm doing it for purely cosmetic reasons as my feet really don't hurt, although it is do it now or possibly later in life. Any advice? Anyone had surgery on their feet?