Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bad Dog, No Cookie

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside..." - Lance Armstrong

So yesterday started out with a bang... or perhaps saying a "boom" or a "thud" would be more appropriate. I took Dd for a walk in the morning and, as I circled the loop at the end of the cul-de-sac, I started getting pinged by a deer fly. They HURT when they bite and (as I mentioned yesterday) once they find you, they do not stop trying to get you. So... I ran. It's only about 1/8 of a mile back to my house, so I figured I could beat the deer fly home.

Dakota, OTOH, thought I was playing, grabbed the leash in her mouth and started bouncing and leaping and... well, at one point she zigged when she should have zagged and bounced right into my path. While I was running. It was one of those things where you see it coming, and everything goes into slo-mo but you can't do anything about it and...

Yep. I fell. Hard. And slid several inches. In the gravel on the side of the road. Ow. I rolled over and lay there for a few minutes, just processing what had happened and trying to keep the dog from crawling all over me ("Oooh... mom's on the ground, she must want to wrestle") and realizing that 1/8 of a mile seemed like a really, really long way when I was bleeding from the knee, elbow and hand.

Why don't we bounce when we get older like we did when we were kids? Today, the pain in my knee, elbow and hand is mostly gone, but all my muscles hurt.

Bad doggie.


I was reading Denise Robbins blog yesterday and laughed when I read why she opted out of the RWA conference. It's so true what she said about a new WIP bouncing around in your head.


Speaking of blogs, Romancing the Blog took their author/reader blogs down from their sidebar and I am sad. I used to go there now and then and randomly read new blogs and now I don't know where to go to find new blogs. Anyone have any ideas?


You Are A Train

You are a true romantic. You have big dreams about how life should be.

You take life at a slow and steady pace. You try to appreciate every moment you have.

You are a very visual person. You are always on the lookout for beauty and inspiration.

You are able to relax and let go more than most people.

That is almost completely wrong, lol... how about yours?



MomJane said...

Hope you feel better soon. Sorry about the bad fall. Bad Doggy.

Those things you put up for us are fun to do, but are not often very accurate. This probably fits me about 50%. Yours, on the other hand, does not fit you at all. Sorry.

You Are Bicycling

You are an energetic, driven person. You try to live a good life.
You are industrious and determined. You happily and willingly do hard work.

You are deeply philosophical. You are concerned with doing things the best way.
You love freedom to explore and experiment. You don't like rules.

Maria Zannini said...

And don't ya know that all along Dakota is probably thinking: Wow, that's the most fun mommy has ever been.


Sorry you got scraped up.

Anne-Kathrine said...

Ouch so sorry to hear about your fall. Im such a clutz that that could have been me easily lol.

Melissa McClone said...

Hugs on the fall!

I didn't realize they'd taken off the blog links. That's a bummer. I used to get a lot of referrals from there.

Tori Lennox said...

Hugs! I hope you're feeling better today.

You Are Walking

You are a calm, peaceful person. You truly enjoy life.
You are very down to earth and grounded. You are not easily upset.

More than other people, you are able to really stop and smell the roses.
You take things at your own speed. You realize that life is a journey, not a race.

LOL! Yeah, like I'm going to walk anywhere.

Brandy said...

I noticed that about Romancing the Blog a couple of weeks ago and was very disappointed. I hardly ever visit their site anymore. I hope you heal quickly. Poor Dakota, enthusiastic puppies usually cause a bit of trouble. *G*
As for the quiz? It's tad right and a tad wrong. *G*
You Are a Car:You're the type of person who likes to do things your way. You're a little stubborn.
You're very expressive and a true individual. You don't like to compromise.
You are a very private person. You value your alone time.
While you may seem self centered to some, you are actually very cooperative when you need to be.

I hope you're having a good, CAREFUL, day. *G*

Jennifer Shirk said...

OUCH! Glad you're okay.

I know what you mean about RTB. I used to scroll down the author list too, especially if I couldn't sleep at night.

Ceri Hebert said...

Ouch! Nothing worse than skidding in gravel. I still want a dog.

Dru said...

I hope you're feeling better.

re quiz: I'm a train and it's moderately accurate.