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Wherein I try, without success, not to be the boring person I am.
I got a call from my podiatrist's office today. They informed me that I will be having surgery on January 27. So, I had to set up two appointments before surgery. I have to get a physical at my family doctor, and before that I need to see my podiatrist again to make sure that everything is OK.

The surgery is for foot drop. When I was in the hospital, almost seven years ago, I was not exercised properly because I broke my ankle, and now my feet look a lot like Barbie's -- always pointed in a high heel pose. So, I'm getting some tendons shortened, and the others lengthened on both feet. The surgery is an outpatient procedure, but I need to be completely anesthetized, which I fear because the last time that happened the anesthesiologist let too much liquid drain into my lungs and I got pneumonia.

After that, I will have casts on my feet for two months. I'm looking forward to this, because it means I don't have to wear shoes. I'm not a giant fan of shoes. Actually, truthfully, I love shoes, but because my shoes have to be completely function based, there is little room for form. I have to have wide soles, which means I have exactly two styles of shoes to choose from: "Hi, I'm a 75-year-old woman," and "Hi, I am a dude who likes to tear it up skateboarding." My shoes are the latter, and they are my only pair.

When I wasn't paralyzed, I had very eclectic taste in shoes. I must have had at least 30 or 40 pairs, ranging from flowered Doc Martens to black patent leather Mary Janes. My favorite shoes were a pair I got from a thrift store that changed colors in the sun. I also had a pair that closely resembled Dorothy's from The Wizard Of Oz. I miss being able to wear exciting shoes.

Oh well.

Tomorrow I start school. I have five classes, and I don't even know what I'm taking, really. Just the courses that satisfy my graduation requirements. I'm taking five classes in all, for a total of 15 credits. It shouldn't be that tricky; last spring, I had 18 credits and ended up with a 3.9.

In other news, my sister is officially engaged. She has been since January 4. She even has the date set: May 13.

Next week, I will be sending out my holiday cards. If I don't have your address, feel free to give it to me here. I will be finalizing my list at the beginning of next week.