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The boot

As you know, I’ve been spending my summer with “the boot.”

the boot

Me and my boot in the front yard.

Today, I’ve been a bit reflective of all the summer fun my companion and I have experienced in the last three weeks. I guess I’m feeling nostalgic since “the boot” will likely become a thing of my past at the end of this week. -No offense to my friend, the boot, but I am slightly excited to be without her for the remaining month of the summer.

In her honor, I’m reflecting on a few of our summer activities. Let’s see, the picture to the right there is of the boot and me resting after helping concrete the stones in the front yard into a walkway. That was a tough day. PHEW!

the boot in airport

The boot rests while we wait on our flight.

The picture to the left is of the boot resting in the airport. We did a lot of traveling together. I will say one thing in gratitude to the boot. It is so nice to be able to ride those assistance vehicles around the airport and to board the planes with the first group of passengers- you know even before 1st class. It’s when they say, “Folks traveling with small children or who need additional time.” I never knew how nice that perk was! Almost makes me want to keep the boot for future travels… well, almost!

Now the boot and I have also been to a pool party and the water park. I am quite sad I did not get  pictures of those occasions- well, I have pictures of everyone else… don’t tell the boot.

the boot and my Converse

The boot and the new Converse at the party.

Oh, here we are at my brother’s 50th birthday party. My brother has been wearing Converse shoes, well since he came from the womb. So we all wore them to the party in his honor. I bought a pair especially for the party. Too bad I couldn’t get a discount- I mean I only needed one!

We’ve done a lot together in our short 4 weeks: concrete sidewalks, pool party, waterpark, Fun Wharehouse (I didn’t skate, of course), Harry Potter movie, travels, cookouts, restaurants, even daily errands are quite the activity when you’re wearing a boot! I hope my companion won’t be mad with me if I rejoice when it goes in the closet with another appliance I was glad to be rid of- the back brace used after my surgery. 

Bad choice, putt putt with the boot.

I’ll suppose I’ll cross that bridge on Friday when I revisit the doctor. Hopefully he’ll say, “You’re done. Remove the boot.” Y’all don’t tell him all the things we’ve been doing- he might not want to break up this partnership if he hears!

| best life, reality, thrive | July 25, 2011

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Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

2 Responses to "The boot"
  • Jovanna July 28, 2011

    Wynn, I love these stories of you and your boot! You are so funny! But I have to admit…I’m not at all sure how you and ‘boot’ came to be companions. Did I miss one of your blog posts? I’m so curious.

  • Wynn
    Wynn July 28, 2011

    You didn’t miss the “how” on a blog. It has just been around a bit. Hmmm, I should have thought that over more carefully:)
    At any rate, I was simply walking in a pair of sandals and twisted my foot in a very odd way. Voila! Broke a bone.
    Tomorrow is the day… we’ll see what the Dr. has to say about the future of our relationship.
    Wish me luck!

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