Remember my post about my brother-in-law’s wife, Perfect Linda and how this was going to be my big year?
I had everything planned: my contributions to the dinner, my outfit and my children’s outfits. I imagined sweeping into Perfect Linda’s house, attired in my new sweater dress, carrying my food offerings and wearing a serene smile.
Instead, Hubs had to carry the food while I limped and hobbled along behind him.
So much for my moment of glory.
That afternoon, after whipping up a very pretty banana pudding, I somehow managed to stub the two last toes on my left foot. Trying to preserve at least a shred of dignity, I pulled myself up and hobbled into my father-in-law’s guest bedroom, where Hubs found me cussing a blue streak.
Putting on my tights and boots? AGONY. But I hadn’t brought anything else to wear to dinner.
By the time we drove the 3 1/2 hours home, my toes sported shades of blue and purple.
I’m quite certain the next-to-last toe is broken. Being a klutz, I’m no stranger to broken toes, sadly.
But while my grand entrance was marred, I did manage to get a few raves about my dishes.
My husband’s collage-age niece dashed into Perfect Linda’s kitchen, telling everyone how she couldn’t wait to load up on my banana pudding. And my brother-in-law praised my corn casserole.
So I’m declaring a victory this year, even though I had to cripple myself to pull it off!