I had family coming over today, so forgot to weigh in, in the rush of prep and cooking. We ate soup and salad, cookies and tea, and everyone had a nice chatty time. It was a pleasant way to greet the new year and also helped me stay motivated on having the house looking good. The prep wasn't without its interesting moments, though ... after we vacuumed , dusted and wiped down everything and the soup was bubbling on the stove, (with people due in less than a half hour), my son carried in the box of white dishes we reserve for party use (bowl/saucer/dessert dish/salad plate/dinner plate x 8). They haven't been opened since before the pandemic, and had been stored in the garage in our old house. When we opened them we found that a mouse had been in the paper between the plates some time in the past and now all the dishes (not to mention the handsome and sturdy box they came in) smelled slightly of mouse pee. No nest, no droppings, no chewed or yellow-stained packing material, but ugh. My son got the emergency chore of hand-washing 40 dishes in 1o minutes. It's been over a year since we moved, and he did wash them with detergent and hot water, so I don't think we poisoned anyone. But to be safe, I'm going find a better box (preferably plastic, with a gasket) and run them all through the dishwasher before storing them.
Barb, if the doc would give you a boot for each foot, you could lose 6 pounds a week! lol Seriously, I'm sorry the boot gives you a pressure point, that's no fun. I wish for your sake that they would just hurry up with what they intend to do, though of course if some of this is just waiting for you to heal, you can't hurry that.
Will weigh in the morning and write back.