Saturday, September 18, 2010

What a Summer Part 2

So, this is what happened... as I was telling you before, Mike and I were having a great time hopping on the rocks along the river bank. We had gone a long ways and I took some amazing pictures. Well, we got to a part where the rocks were quite far apart. Mike's legs are a bit longer then mine so he was able to hop to the next dry rock fairly easy, but, it was a little farther then my legs could hop!! I really thought about it too, I didn't want to go around the area because there were loads of brush so I had a choice to stop and go back or try to hop on the closest rock to me that happened to be wet. Trust me, DO NOT HOP ON WET ROCKS!!! I did the leap of faith but that sucker was slipperier then snot so down I went!! Now, under normal circumstances, I would have just sat there and laughed but I sort of got hurt pretty bad. There was no where flat to place my hand to catch myself so my fingers on my left hand simply folded backwards and I heard a crack. OUCH! I did not break anything, which is amazing, but my ring finger and the middle finger were severely sprained. My camera went in the river too. Mike rushed over and helped me up and grabbed the camera out of the water. I felt a little bit faint so I had to sit down again for a few minutes. We climbed up the bank and headed home. I could feel my fingers swelling. I didn't think to take my ring off... The first two pictures here are the next day and just before I went to the jeweler to have my Grandmother's ring she left me cut of my finger...
When Mike grabbed the camera out of the water he took the film disc out. When we got home he checked to see if it was okay by putting it in his phone. Pictures were fine but we weren't sure about the camera. My sweetheart of a husband decided to take me right down to the store and bought me a new camera!!! Not just any camera, but a fancy Cannon EOS Rebel XS he had planned on surprising me with!!! I took all of these pictures with it.... AWESOME!!!

These two are after the ring was cut off. I didn't even break a nail!!! Isn't the bruising a lovely shade of black?
Just to let you know, my fingers are doing fine. They are stiff to bend into a fist and my strength is limited but I don't plan on fighting or hitting anyone. Also, my little camera that took a dive has recovered!! Amazing! A couple days later, Mike announced "It's Alive!!!" So now I have two cameras which is good because my fancy camera doesn't take video and the digital does. Best of both worlds.
And my Grandmother's ring can be mended and sized to my finger in case it doesn't return to it's normal size.
So, just to re-emphasize a word of caution... Don't try to hop onto wet rocks in the river... stick to the dry ones!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What a Summer or What Summer??

What Summer? is pretty accurate. Weather has been strange everywhere. Some places have had record temperatures but here in the Great Northwest it has been a very mild summer with very few hot days. I like the cooler temps so I'm really not complaining.
I did have a busy summer with family visits, canning, berry picking and projects around the dollhouse. But my latest activity includes a promise to myself... I promised to take better care of ME!!
I've been walking 3 times a week and following a very scheduled and strict diet plan... no, I'm not starving myself... actually, I'm eating more often just smaller portions. I haven't been hungry yet!
Mike goes with me on a walk at least once a week and the following pictures are from a couple Sundays ago when we had quite the adventure along the Lewis River.

I had to take a picture of my new walking shoes. They don't look that nice anymore.

The day was beautiful and the river just invited us to walk along the bank... more like hopping from rock to rock! It was so much fun! I haven't hopped rocks along a river for 30 years at least! It wasn't as easy as I remember it! Hahaha!

This shot was not so bad but then Mike snaps the real glamorous me! Don't worry I made it.
When river rock hopping, it is important to stay on the dry rocks. The wet ones are slipperier then snot!! I found that out the hard way. I'll tell that story next with pictures. I have to run some errands right now so until later...
I loves ya!!