I am officially grounded for 5 days to properly heal my ankle. My self-imposed rest didn’t work out as I was anxious to get out and run/walk. But after few days things are not getting better actually the pain level climbed up slowly. So i had a teleconsult last night and the doctor ordered me to home rest for 5 days with only essential walking, ankle support, and anti-inflammatory. This is super hard for me but I know I need to do this otherwise I might hurt myself for real. Today is day 1. I did some ground workout, worked in the morning, and probably will watch netflix in the afternoon. Girls are doing their homework, crafting, and maybe a quick visit to playground before dinner.
Before I went grounded, we visited a friends’ house on Saturday. They have a new puppy and girls loved playing with it
it was a rainy day but they still managed to play few minutes at the backyard
On Sunday, I took Lizzy to farmer’s market in the morning while Sofia did homework. I was surprised to see how packed it was. Back to normal is real.
then we went to Tysons’ Corner shopping mall. We used to go this mall so often when we lived in VA as it was 5 min drive only. We visited American Girl store and it was hard to convince them not to get one doll. I had to explain to them that just because we can afford it, it doesn’t mean we have to buy it. 150 dollars for a doll? it’s almost half of our helper/driver salary in the Philippines. They were not fully convinced but they got my point. We agreed that when they turn 10 and they still want one, they can get one, but not before that.
Still enjoying our dinners, prepared by husband. Dinner is the only meal that we sit altogether and enjoy. Breakfast is staggered as we all wake up at different times. Lunch is usually out and about. Our meal is packed with vegetables. Lizzy loves Trader Joes’ orange chicken, second time we buy it.
this 5 days will be a test for our potential quarantine experience when we go back to Manila. Currently, 10 days quarantine in a hotel is required. I am hoping they’ll change the policy before we go back. Finger crossed.