It was the morning of December 3rd and Mercury had just gone retrograde. I feel like that phrase is more mainstream than I had realized. Even if. you don't follow the astrological and planetary forces (which I can't say I truly understand), you may have still heard that all havoc is wreaked in the world when Mercury changes direction. Don't ask me how, but chaos definitely ensued that morning. We were on our way to a cross country getaway, just my husband and myself. Nobody else. Just us, in nature, trying a new sport, connecting, getting much needed time. And then the silliness occurred. I slipped, missed the last 1-2 stairs and the next thing I know I was on the floor. And it was clear to me that this was no ordinary fall. I could not bear weight and my foot was a huge, purple mess. Fast forward to an X-ray of three avulsion fractures, a mid foot sprain, a boot, and knee scooter and the cross country skiing was now on hold for at least most of this season (I haven't given up hope!). This is not the first time I have been immobile, I have had past injuries that kept me off my feet for several weeks. But this time was very different because our life situation is always different and so it came with some different lessons.