This Southern Belle's Musings

"Darlin', don't ever take a Southern woman for granted!" [tm]

         If you're visiting from BlogClicker, BlogAzoo, or BlogExplosion or any other click/surf engine, you're at

Friday, June 03, 2005

Look-Out, World! 

I saw my orthopedic surgeon yesterday afternoon.     He said I could begin using 25% of my overall body weight on the cast, still supporting myself with the crutches -- but w-a-l-k-i-n-g!     Of course, I can't just immediately begin to over-do anything, and I have to continue wearing the cast for another month, but . . . I have his permission to walk (some).     My next question to him was -- of course -- what about driving?     He said that -- I can . . . I have to remove the cast to drive, but I have to replace the cast and use the crutches upon exiting the car.     But, I CAN DRIVE!     Of course, he said no long trips or anything . . . just quick zip-trips . . . and, not every day!     But, I am no longer "stuck" waiting on someone else to help me.     I am *NOT* someone who is comfortable having to ask anyone else for anything . . .

After the appointment, my s.o. took me to Ruby Tuesday's for dinner.     I haven't been to Ruby Tuesday's since we moved from D.C. last September.     I had shrimp pasta alfredo, and it was yum, yum, yummy.     After that, he "surprised" me with a visit to the nail salon.     I am now -- once again -- a girly-girl!     I had a manicure and pedicure, and have beautiful, bright, virgin-pink polish on my hands and feet!

I telephoned my stylist, David today . . . and I have an appointment next Tuesday to have my hair done . . . FINALLY!     That will be a big boost, too!     After a couple of weeks (or so) of using my body weight with the cast and walking, I'm heading back to the gym, too.     Of course, the treadmill will be out of the question still, but . . . the weight machines will be a welcomed addition to my days, for sure -- not that those crutches weren't an upper body workout, but . . . I think something more specifically designed for upper body conditioning will be better.

Just knowing that I'm not 'stuck' is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G feeling!     Who knows?     I just might have those 4" lace-up heels on before Summer's end . . .

Category::   This Thing Called "Life"

(c)   2005    A Southern Belle's Life

I'm a Member of the:
<< # Bitch Club ? >>

BlogRollin' other WebRing Members:

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Alabama Crimson Tide Football

blogger    haloscan    blogwise    Blogarama - The Blog Directory


Rate This Blog! the best pretty good okay pretty bad the worst

Site Meter    The Memes List, The World's Largest Listing Of Daily Memes, Weekly Memes, and Monthly Memes

Women Bloggers


The Legal Stuff
2004 -2005 (C) Copyrighted Materials     All Rights Reserved.     Susan Reno-Gilliland     This Southern Belle's Life     No portion of the contents or materials specifically written by the author may be directly or indirectly reproduced, copied, modified, performed, displayed, sold, transmitted, published, rewritten for publication, redistributed in any medium, nor may any portion of the content be stored in a computer or distributed over any network, or otherwise used in any way, without the expressed prior written consent and permission of the author.

Just because you read my blog
don't assume you really know me!

READ.THIS --    

Skin created by Tuskudrusla.
Color-scheme and design "tweaked" by "This Southern Belle's Life" author.

This Author's Profile

♪   I am

Susan Reno-Gilliland, known as "Miss Kitty," an Irish lass, a true Southern Belle; a writer, photographer, animal-lover, dreamer, stargazer, totally tangled (or is that entangled?) in relationships, slightly obsessive iNFp with stories to tell!    . . . (fascinated by forensics, human behavior, pushing all the right buttons of men I find interesting, and seeking utterly-sweet revenge without any repercussions.)     I am a Friday's Child.    Friday's Child is loving & giving.
View my complete profile
Find out even more

This Writer's Works

♪    This Southern Belle's Life
♪    This Southern Belle's Musings
♪    This Southern Belle's Work
♪    Never Underestimate
      A Southern Belle

♪    Good Girls Don't
      but (sometimes) I do ...

♪    This Southern Belle's

♪    Finding Your Personal Style
♪    Collection/Published Works
♪    Writer's Net
♪    StumbleUpon
♪    North Texas eNews
      "A Slice of Life" Columnist
♪    The Chattanoogan
      "A Southern Belle's Life" Column

Buy my stuff at Lulu!
Buy my stuff at Lulu!

Stumble Upon Toolbar
This is a Flickr badge showing public photos from asouthernbelle. Make your own badge here.

Site Feed

Content copyright protected by Copyscape website plagiarism search

Want to contact me?


We've been accepted by Chase's Calendar of Events to promote the annual event each April for Southern Belles' Month!

Feeling the uncontrollable urge to shower me with gifts?
Check out my Amazon

Feeling even more generous?
Donate through
Your donations are GREATLY appreciated!

My Lists

2005 Movies

2006 Movies

100 Things
9 Layers
50 Questions
Another 50 Questions


Find Blogs in the Blog Directory


Who Links Here

[ Registered ]

My current imood is:
The current mood of asouthernbelle at

Regular "Reads"

   51313 Harbor Street
   Coffee Table Declarations
   Fractured Somehow
   In High Cotton
   Knight Writer
   Muchness of Me, A
   Musings of David Amulet, The
   Nickle Annie
   Patricia Paris
   Princess Girly Girl
   Steel Cowboy
   Trixie's Home
   War Child
   Windfall Woman
   World According To Tish, The
   Zen Wizard

                                     Blogroll Me!

Misc. Links

   Mental Floss
   Urban Legends
   Criminal Minds
   Wish Jar Journal
   To Protect The Innocent

Personal Charities & Causes

   Breast Cancer Research

   Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
      AIDS Foundation, The

   Leary Firefighters'
      Foundation, The

   Michael J. Fox Foundation
   National Center For
      Victims of Crimes, The

   Rape, Abuse & Incest
      National Network (RAINN)

   Red Cross, The
   Victory Junction Gang, The

Catch the latest surfing craze!




Blog Soldiers
Personal Blogs
Personal Blogs


moon phases

The WeatherPixie

Living somewhere, out there
in the Southeast, US of A