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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

injuries are inconvenient!

View from my kayak the other day.....

Sock Fashion Expert on a lark, decides to "war paint her face" and take off on her motorcycle. The boys were all too glad to help her.

Moonbeam's first walk without the stroller. She thinks she's pretty big now!

Super Catman with frog eggs at the lake yesterday.

Dad and Moonbeam having some special time together.....

It's been another hum dinger of a week! On Friday, the steps revolted against me. They had been plotting revenge for my not staining them for quite some time. They are also angry about all the times I took them for granted. They said that I don't appreciate them and tend to "walk all over them" at times. At any rate, they waited for just the right timing and then tripped me. Yes, I am much too nimble and quick just to have stepped wrong. Surely it was a conspiracy on their part.
At any rate, I rolled my ankle coming off those rascals and had to hobble for a couple of days. It set back my training for the 5K in May. I wanted to pout and feel sorry for myself that first day. I was laying on the trampoline mournfully with a pillow and magazine and something said to me "Either you can lay here and be like this for 10 days or you can get up and go out kayaking". I got up, ace wrapped my ankle and hobbled off down the drive way to my kayak. I didn't even know how I'd get the thing in the water by myself, but I did. I spent an hour or two out there and kept putting my ankle overboard in the icy cold water. When I got home I was in a much better frame of mind. My husband saw me coming and he and one of the boys carried my kayak back for me. Then he drove me up the driveway so I wouldn't have to walk. I realized that even though I couldn't train for my 5K, I can work on my upper body by kayaking hard for a few days. "Slowing Down" was really what I needed to gain a little perspective, and finding things I could do helped my attitude a lot. I also have had some special times with the kids.

The Archer has been gone since Friday. He is in the middle of his structural fire fighting course in the big city. That's been a little challenging for me too. My birdies are starting to spread their wings. Tonight he called and I got to talk to him for long time. It made me feel better.
I've enjoyed some wonderful days out in the kayak and relaxing after school with the kids. Today was day 5 and I was able to run my 3 miles on it wearing a support. I am so glad its healing fast :-)


Anonymous said...

I have terribly weak/loose ankles, just reading "stairs" sent shivers up my spine- take care, heal quick!

Becky said...

Well, I am going to be a mother type here and remind you not to do too much too soon. ;-) Just don't want anything more of the negative kind to happen to you. I have been sick for the past 4 days so I am having some down time too. Today I really appreciated the down time because I spent it with the Lord just learning and praying. A much needed time for me.

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

So sorry about your ankle! The kayaking sounds fun though, and the view from your kayak is so beautiful! Have a great day!

Caroline said...

What lovely pics! How wonderful to be able to do all your outdoor activities. I think I'm doing well when the weather is good enough to put the washing outside on the line here!

Hope your ankle is on the mend and you find time to rest

Heather said...

Oh, I need to call you and catch up! What wonderful pictures. I'm glad you're getting to spend some special time with the kids. Hope Archer's training course is going well!!

Mr. Stupid said...

Hope your Ankle gets better soon. You can then again ignore the stairs...:)
Lovely pictures. Have a good day and Take care!

Heather said...

S says: Bring a letter to us. Ask Catman to bring the frog eggs to us.

K says: I have special time with Daddy, too! Please give us an e-mail of the pictures. All of them.

I say: the girls loved looking at the pics today! The frogs' eggs were great, since our little S is a froggy girl!

Heather said...

P.S. S also says, "I want to put paint on my face just like Sock Fashion Expert!"

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Lol, the picture of Sock in warpaint reminded me of the time my son Randy sat in church and absentmindedly ran a pen over his face, thinking he'd pushed the button and the pen was "closed". Needless to say, it wasn't and everyone thought we were going to disrupt the entire service with our laughter when we looked over at him and saw his "warpainted" face.