Winner: Congratulations to Mercy Ngan-Woo. Your shirt is on its way. Thank you to all those who entered and supported the competition.
Oh yes. You could win a t-shirt featuring my original fantastical butt-shuffling unicorn.
You might have seen the image posted on places like reddit.com, 9gag.com, and George Takei’s Facebook page among countless others.
Leave a comment on this post about how you came across this competition, and you may be the next to have a unicorn smearing a rainbow across your chest. I will select a winner at random and you will need to complete the email address field so I can contact you. Winner will be contacted by 7 April 2013 and announced on this blog.
Entries close 31 March 2013. Extra chances: Share this and say where you shared it (eg. Facebook) in your entry for an extra chance to win. You can only enter once with a maximum of one extra chance granted with your entry.
On 1 March 2013, after almost two years since my doctor’s referral, I had surgery to correct my bilateral hallux valgus. A bunionectomy – or as I like to call it a Bunion Removal Procedure, or BuRP if you will.
I got my sutures (stitches) out a couple of days ago. It felt so good to have the bandages off after 11 days.
Warning: If you are wussy, then you might not want to look at all the pictures. Or you might if you want to give yourself a regrettable thrill.
So, contrary to my recent nightmares, my feet do look different (in a good way) to before. My bunions are gone and my toes realigned. There’s at least 4 more weeks of healing to go though.
I can now also answer “Yes” to the question “Do you have any metal inside your body?”. Apparently they used screws in my bones to realign the toes – that would’ve been a nice-to-know before I happened to spot it in the post-op x-rays. Only because I’m a nosy bugger and I like to know these things about my body!
My feet feel a little naked now without the wadding of bandages covering them. But that’s ok, they still have the super duper Darco shoes to hug them… (I’m actually going to get a new pair today and they’re actually going to be in my size and you know what else – they’re going to match! Wowsers.)
At 23 months, Cameron is following in his sister’s footstomps singing for us at dinner time.
So, I just found out that I missed an opportunity to have my unicorn Rainbow Shuffle image published in George Takei’s Oh myyy (There goes the Internet) book.
I don’t use my eggshellgreen Facebook page often, as I stopped crafting after my two kids came along, and only just checked the messages on it today. One of his interns at the time, had contacted me in October 2012 about George’s interest in possibly using the image. The book got published in November 2012. I’m such an egg :(
Anyway, thanks George for considering it and I am so sorry (you don’t know how much!) that I didn’t get back to you earlier.
I am still thrilled that George thinks the design is great and that he posted it on his Facebook page at least.
Abby: Mummy, you have to wear funny shoes.
Me: Yep, I do.
Abby: I like your shoes.
Me: Oh thanks.
Abby: (sarcastic laughing) Ha, ha, ha!
I think my 3 year old was trying to cheer me up…
Work also sent me some flowers and chocolates, which reminded me I needed to shower, and that I’m going to get awfully fat in the next few weeks (from sitting on my behind doing nothing).
But really – thanks guys, I appreciate it all, including the help from my mum and husband.
I’m only frustrated that I have to rely on others, and that I can’t get comfortable for many reasons. My feet tingle, ache, sting, itch. Sitting most of the time is really bad for digestion. Being up for any longer than 5 minutes makes my feet throb. Sleeping is annoying too because I have to keep my feet elevated then as well. And the painkillers make me feel groggy among other side effects.
And I get so bored! I watched season 4 of Glee all within two days. I started practising my ukulele again, to take a break from the TV screen.
At least I have goodies and a cheeky 3 year old to brighten the day. I’ll leave you with another quote from my darling girl:
“When I have a big bum like you, I don’t have to hold onto the toilet.”
When Fez lies on his tummy and spreads his back legs, they look like drum sticks and he looks just like one of those spatchcocked chickens.
Here’s a picture from when Abby was a baby. The two of them were coincidentally both lying on their tummies playing with their toys. How cute!
Not much I can do at the moment. At least I can feel helpful and choose bathroom colours. While eating homegrown tomatoes on cream cheese and toast.
Got my feet fixed. Now I have funky shoes to wear for the next 6 weeks… did I mention they’re mismatched shoes? Mismatched invalid geisha shoes. Hurray!