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As if the normal challenges of all the Sandwich Generation issues of caring for elderly parents and being a granny nanny weren’t enough to keep us quite busy, throw in a teeny tiny little thing like a 5th metatarsal fracture and what a difference it can make! Then again, is there really any such thing as “normal?” Ah well, I’ll leave that to the philosophers while you and I consider some more nitty-gritty-practical things. 🙂
My senior mom and I went shopping at Walmart today. The last time I dealt with a broken bone (a severe broken left ankle, to be specific), we were living in a city big enough for grocery delivery options from two major grocery stores. If you or your senior parent is ever laid up, I would check into that option ASAP. It was wonderful. Our new city is sweet but not big enough to offer that. Praise God, they do offer something I greatly appreciated the first time and am again appreciating – free use of the electric powered medical mobility scooters at Walmart!
May I take a moment to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Walmart and every other store that provides these medical mobility scooters. They are such a blessing! And a smart move on their part as well, because those are the ONLY places I’ll be grocery shopping at while I have my broken foot boot on! THANK YOU!!!! 🙂
My senior mom was rather frustrated because Walmart did not have one of her favorite seasonings – Herbes De Provence. This is a tasty combination of Thyme, Basil, Garlic, Onions, Bay Leaf, Salt, Oregano, Rosemary, Lavender, Black Pepper, Spices and she loves it. Normally, that’s no biggie. We just head off to another local grocery store with a bit larger seasoning section. With my foot though, that’s not so easy! Amazon to the rescue! They have it in stock, for a great price, AND free shipping thanks to my Amazon Prime Discount!
It’s so handy for me to be able to buy her cooking spices and herbs online! She’ll enjoy her seasonings by Wednesday and I’ll enjoy more couch time with my injured foot up to reduce the swelling.
Have any of you ever been laid up with an injury, yet kept plugging away at the various Sandwich Generation issues facing you? This is the perfect time to add your tips and tricks in the comments section. In the meantime, I’m off to take some Ibuprofen and get a bottle of water before putting said foot up. 🙂