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Purple broken toe


It's a condition that occurs when you stand too close to your horse. Specifically, it happens when your horse steps toward you and you don't step back.  Yah, it's painful, and broken.  Even with sturdy work boots on, a horse can smash your little toes.   It happened this morning when we took the horses out for a stroll.  We are trying to get them used to the new sights and sounds especially around the arena.  After a walk around we stopped at their favorite grazing spot where the septic sprinkler run (yuck!).  It's deep, very green grass and they love it.  Bobbie was trying to shove as much in her mouth as possible and side stepped my way.  I wasn't quick enough moving and she got me.  It was my fault.  I should have been paying better attention.  Now, I'm limping around like I have a broken leg.  I think more Advil, an ice pack, and a Jane Austen movie will make it feel better, don't you?  How much housework do you think I can get out of with this?

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  1. Wait, wait, wait. You didn't tell them the whole story. Two weeks ago you were laughing because both my horse and yours stepped on both of my feet. Also, you didn't tell them that you screamed like a little girl when she stepped on your foot. As for the getting out of work thing, I just don't see that happening. We'll have to put that up for a vote. I might see my way clear to go for a Jane Austen movie though. Just remember, I love you even when your toe is purple.

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  2. :( Oh no! I hope it heals quickly. Get some rest!

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  3. Oh, poor Kim. A broken toe is no fun. I think it ought to be good for some time off. ;-) I loved Wayne's comment!

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  4. A purple toe? That's gotta be good for at least a week of no house work!

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  5. O.K., we've got a real problem here. This is America and we rise to meet adversity not cower at a a little purple around the edges of a toe. I believe this is just an opportunity to get more house work done proving the resiliancy and tenacity of the modern rural woman. What's wrong with you people? (Of course, I'm teasing. She'll get plenty of sympathy and Pride & Prejudice/Emma and anything else she wants.)

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  6. Don't let him fool you with his tough talk, girls. He still got up to bring me kleenex in the middle of the night and brought my coffee this morning in bed.

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  7. Owie! Our first calf, T-Bone, stepped square on the top of my foot last year as a 14-month old. I don't think he broke anything, but boy, it still aches sometimes. (Yes, that was my fault, too...guess we all need to be reminded to be quick on our feet - literally - when we work closely with livestock!)

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  8. I did the purple toe on carpet shampoer a couple of weeks ago..I'm a barefooter, and I turned around square into that beast...Not purple anymore, but it still feels not quite right.

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  9. Well, it got worse before it started getting better today. After putting on my boots this evening, I decided that medical tape & flip flops will be my best friends for a while longer. Thanks for all your concerns over my little purple toe.

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