Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Listen to Your Mother

My dearest mother (may she live and be well until 120) has some sayings that even my grandchildren know very well. One of them is "Having weight around your midruff is the worst thing for your health." Indeed, mother is right (I'm sure no one is surprised by that statement). Belly fat raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease and even dementia.
My Mom also says, "Don't walk barefoot in the house." I'm sure many people like to walk barefoot in the house, but listen to my mother! She knows what she's talking about.
On Friday, I did piles of laundry while I was barefoot. I had separated the whites, lights and colors and had piles of clothing all over the laundry room floor.
I didn't want to step on my clothing or the white Shabbat table cloths with my shoes on, so I removed them. Everything was going fine. I was doing my laundry on pillow-y soft clothing piles when the phone rang.
I quickly turned to get the phone when I smashed my left foot hard and fast into the laundry room door. Suddenly I heard and felt a c-r-a-c-k. And was in such pain, I even ignored the phone.
I couldn't step down. I couldn't breathe. I broke my middle toe of my left foot. In no time at all, my toe and my foot half way to the ankle was deep purple.
There's not much you can do for a toe, except tie it to the other toes. That's what I did.
All this wouldn't be so bad if not for the fact that I must tap dance, and I also must be on stage every week in our new show JUDGE! The Song of Devora.
So, I have been trying to take it easy since Friday. I haven't walked too much or done the steps too often. Tonight I went to tap, and didn't flap my left foot, but faking steps iss not a good way to learn a dance. I just hope it doesn't hurt worse tomorrow.
Anyway, there's not much more to say about it, except...listen to your mother. She is always right.


  1. Did you still have a bandage on your foot at Sunday's performance? In any case it was a lovely production and I enjoyed it very much!

  2. It was a wonderful show which I saw on Sunday night. I hope your foot is better now. (There was one dancer with a bandaged foot. Was that you?)