I broke my toe dancing.
Let me back up…
I went on a business trip last week to Palm Springs, California. What a beautiful place – the city, the mountains, the hotel, my room. I was very fortunate to stay in a lovely villa with a living room that was bigger than the one I have at home. And there was a fabulous stereo in the room with surround sound speakers.
I was getting ready for the evening events – dinner and dancing and friends and new colleagues. I turned the stereo on, and some great tunes were playing, and I jacked up the volume. And then I used that big living room and I was a dancing fool. Literally. A dancing fool. I was singing and dancing and spinning… and my foot hit the iron chair leg and the chair didn’t give… but my toe did. Blood filled the toe in one minute flat. OUCH.
At 3:00 a.m., when I couldn’t sleep due to the throbbing, I discovered the internet is a wonderful thing. I read that the best thing to do was put a piece of cotton between the toe and the one beside it (a “buddy” toe, they call it) and wrap the two toes together to immobilize the bad toe.
That, some advil, a glass of wine, and some one-legged dancing make for a fun evening. Even with a broken toe.
Here’s a better picture from the trip…