Some who have stopped by my blog in months/years past may remember that at least one time, I mentioned severely injuring my toe. As it turns out, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law in recent years have also had severe toe injuries. I have joked that there is some sort of curse on the toes of women who marry Horne men.
The curse has returned. Today while at the pool with the children, I put 2-year-old Charis on the side of the pool near the ladder and told her to sit there until I could get out and get her. In an effort to get out quickly (and to not give her enough time to jump back in the pool) I was hurrying up the ladder. At the top of the ladder, I slammed my second toe into the concrete of the pool wall. My second toe and my big toe were practically in a “Y” shape. After “snapping” my second toe into its regular place, I diagnosed the toe as broken. Now, 8 hours later, the toe is very, very purple, swollen, and sore.