Have I told you about my nightmares? I think I have. I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve had horrendously vivid nightmares since I was a kid. Normally, they involve me being chased and stabbed. I won’t get into it any further than that, just know that you shouldn’t let children* watch The Shining at age 9, mmkay?
But last night was a different kind of nightmare (I didn’t even fully remember it until mid-day today). I dreamed that someone had poisoned my dogs’ water bowl (*shudder*). And then, in the middle of the night, Merlin (innocently enough) got up to get a drink from the bowl in our bedroom (this is real life, not in my dream).
Well, I woke up from my dream, hurling across the room to stop him (obviously). But, see, here’s the thing. I sleep on my side (yes all you experts, I know this is bad for my neck but I do it naturally, usually after I fall asleep) and when I woke up and hopped out of bed to “save” my collie, my left leg was asleep. Like, totally asleep. So instead of gracefully leaping from the bed to the dog as I had envisioned, I kind of collapsed in a heap (startling the hell out of my husband and the poor collie trying to quench his thirst). And in all the commotion, I twisted my ankle.
It’s not bad! No need to worry (mom!), but I’ve been taking pain killers, icing it and keeping it elevated a lot today because, let’s face it, I need to be on my feet to work. And man, I have a lot of work this week! So let’s stay mobile, shall we?
Or better yet, let’s focus on those shoes! Aren’t they cute? I got them in Ohio and my buddy Julie got a matching pair. I will think of her every time I wear them (hobbling or not). And for your internet share of the day, I’m sending you over to the most nimble dog I’ve ever seen. He’s a stunt dog! Watch this video and laugh.
*I should note that my parents didn’t “let” me watch this film, and that I might have watched it at a slumber party with all the “cool” kids.