Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hot Springs Wedding

This past weekend, we went to our friends, Morgan and David's wedding in Hot Springs. We drove down Saturday with Matt and Rachel. It was so HOT!! The wedding was absolutely beautiful. It was at the chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens. The reception was held at the Hamilton House on Lake Hamilton. We had a great time. Vito got to stay with his cousin, Buck, at my parents' house. I picked him up last night after play practice and he slept the entire drive back to Fayetteville. He had such a good time playing with Buck. Thanks, Buck, for being so patient with your cousin, Vito. No other dog would put up with his shennanigans!

Me and Brook
Me trying to cool off...Notice how shiny I am! I don't think I stopped sweating the entire time we were there!!! :)

Brook trying to cool off...He's got the right idea!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Fractured Sesamoid

So, my foot has been bothering me like heck for the past 3 weeks. Brook was sick and tired of my complaining and told me to go see a podiatrist. Yesterday, I finally went to the lovely foot doctor. The lobby of his office had tons of pictures of athletes with "Thank You Notes" written on them. I thought boy this doc must be really good. The nice nurse lady walked me to the little room and I got to relax in a dentist-like chair with my feet raised up. I read a Southern Living magazine while I waited and found some great recipes! :) The doctor walked in the room (Dr. Fulmer is his name), sat down, and said in a tone like we'd known each other for years, "So, what's wrong?" I told him about the pain I'd been having and then he started pressing on the ball of my hurt foot and moving my big toe around. Wow, did it hurt! I told him that I took dance and used to do gymnastics and cheerleading. He then proceeded to tell me that he used to be the doctor for the San Fransisco ballet. After we chatted for a bit, he took some X-rays of my foot. Low and behold, I had fractured my sesamoid. What is a flippin sesamoid, you ask, which is what I was thinking. Well, it is one of the many bones in the foot. Here are a couple of pics I found on the interweb...

He told me that it would never heal, but that it might stop hurting. He said if it stops hurting, then great, we don't have to worry about! If it doesn't stop hurting, I will need to have my sesamoid surgically removed! Otherwise, if I keep putting pressure on it, I will deveop arthritis and that will not be fun at all. He told me that this is an extremely common injury in dancers. Then he told me I had to wear this special shoe for 4 weeks that would relieve the pressure and hopefully, stop the pain. I thought, oh great, it's going to be one of those huge boots, but it's really not that bad. It just looks like a big black sandle with velcro straps. Lovely, I know. I told him that I was in a muscial at the Ft. Smith Little Theater and that there was lots of dancing in it. He said what I thought he would say. "Well, if you dance on it, it's just going to keep hurting, and you'll end up needing surgery." Uggghhhh!! So, this is what I've decided. I will wear the boot at all times except when I'm dancing at the theater. Even then, I'm not going to do anything full out until I absolutely have to. I'm also going to order some new character shoes, since the ones I'm currently using are probably 10 years old and have no support. I have to go back to the doc in 4 weeks to get another X-ray. Hopefully, my foot won't hurt anymore and I won't have to have surgery. I don't have play practice tonight, so I'm going to stay home and stay off my foot. I'm also going to paint my toenails so they'll, at least, look fabulous in my lovely velcro shoe. I'll try to remember to take a picture of my shoe tonight.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Vito's First Walk

Sunday afternoon, we took Vito on his first walk. For the most part he did quite well. Sometimes, he would stop dead in his tracks and refuse to go any further, so we would have to just drag him. I guess he thought it was time for a break. Hopefully, he will get better the more walks we take him on.

Meeting a new friend along the way...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Helping in the yard

Here are some pictures of Vito helping Brook in the yard this evening...

Ben Folds Concert!

Well, I completed one of the things on my bucket list! I saw Ben Folds in concert and it was AWESOME!!! Last Friday, we went to the AMP in Fayetteville to see Ben Folds. I've been a Ben Folds fan since high school and I've always wanted to see him in concert. My friend, Amanda, her husband and dad sat beside us. During the concert, I would glance at Amanda and noticed that she too, knew every word to all of his songs just like me! We're both some Ben Folds junkies. :) Ben is a wonderful performer. He really got the audience involved in his show. I am so happy that we went to see him. Here are some pics from the show.