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Tallahassee Area Mensa a local chapter of the High IQ Society, American Mensa. The Tallahassee area serves Florida from the Apalachicola River east through Taylor County including part of Madison County and even a bit of Dixie County. Our area is also the only area in all of Florida, Region 10 of American Mensa, to include a portion of Georgia. For a full view of the area we cover, visit our map.

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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

Happy May! Happy May Day! Happy Mother's Day! This is not the message I had originally planned to write. I was on target to get this newsletter out the end of April, before the Derby Party, but life threw me a curve in the form of a fall. I tripped and fell on my back patio landing HARD on my right knee and wrenching a lot of stuff. I managed to get into the house (took me a while to just get to a standing position again) and kept ice on my knee for the next several hours. The bruising is impressive. I have pictures I can share if you are into that. By Saturday my foot, ankle, and knee were all badly swollen and painful. A friend drove me to the urgent care where the primary concern was my knee, but they also took x-rays of my toe because it was so painful. I dodged a bullet with my knee - no breaks or fractures there, but my toe is fractured. Dang it. They sent me home with a surgery shoe (to add to my collection) and said I needed to see a doctor at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic as soon as possible.

I was able to see them 3 days after the fall and they also checked my ankle since it is the same ankle I broke 12 years ago. Fortunately it is badly sprained, but not broken. I am now wearing an ankle brace, a knee brace, and a surgery shoe. I feel like a walking advertisement for Velcro. The ankle and knee braces are only for as long as I feel I need them, the surgery shoe is for a month. Ugh....

So having spent the past few days with my leg elevated, iced, compressed, and popping various anti-inflammatories and pain relievers, getting the newsletter done fell by the wayside. My apologies for that.

As a result of my fall, I missed the Derby Party, which thoroughly annoys me as I was looking forward to it! I did watch the race from here at home, so I participated vicariously from a distance.

I had been considering planning an outside outing for Memorial Day Weekend, but since I'll still be in the surgery shoe then, I'm not sure I'd be up for much outdoor walking. But I am open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas or suggestions.

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and life is treating you well. Hope to see you soon, either in person or at the virtual dinner.


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