Injured, yet productive.

Injured, yet productive.

conniesSo I’ve been getting out dancing most weeks.  Sometimes several times per week.  There are some great little venues around Sydney these days, and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself.  I solved my shoe dilemma by getting some Converse All Stars Sueded.  In the end, it cost me about the same as buying dance shoes, but they’re bright blue and fun!  I will eventually get dance shoes as well, but for now, the Converse are doing the trick.

A couple of weekends ago, I headed out to a great Inner City gig, Jump, Jive & Wail.  It’s at the Flynn Hotel and DJ’d by Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten.  Great music, good people, wonderful venue, and some good eats if you like eats.  Given I’ve been “away” for so long, the faces that I see about these days are mostly new.  There are a few faces that I remember from “the old days” (LOL), which is comforting.  I was having a really good time, chatting to some new people, enjoying the music, and a few dances.  Unfortunately my night came to a sudden and premature end.  I felt a pop, rip, and a white hot bolt of pain go through my right calf.  I tried to walk it off, but it was only making it worse.  I got myself home, limped around for the weekend and got myself to a doctor on the Monday morning.  After an inspection, and an ultrasound I found that I had a 3cm tear in one of my muscles.  JOY!  Not really.  So I have a walking stick, I’m having physio twice a week, and I’m pretty much laid up.  I won’t be dancing for a little while, I’m hoping I’ll be back en force in July or August.

Until that time I’ve decided that I’m going to be as productive as I can, whilst sitting on my butt.  I’ve got a couple of books to finish, a couple of weaving projects, a few knitting projects … you get the idea.  I have one larger weaving project that is a bit time sensitive, plus I want to free up the loom for another project that I have in mind.  In the last few days I’ve gotten quite a bit of it done, which I’m thrilled with.  I can’t share pictures … yet.  I can’t wait until I can!

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