Yup, Janene went down twice in one week! This problem with walking is, well, getting to be a problem.
First incident was behind our little barn at the end of the yard. It is right beside a small creek, I was raking around the hostas that surround three trees down in that part of the property. I decided to rake a bit behind the small barn, which was entirely stupid, because I'm the only one who ever goes down there and nobody else ever sees it anyway. As I walked along the bank, the slight incline that begins as the yard starts to slant toward the creek was my "down-fall". I started to totter toward the water, and tried to get my balance. In doing so, I stumbled forward about ten steps, all the time thinking "I'm gonna break my other leg, I'm gonna break my other leg!" Fortunately, I still had my rake in hand, and used that to sloooowwwwly fall down. But, then, I started to roll! Yup, I started to slide toward the water, on my back, head first. I grabbed a chunk of grass and stopped my momentum. We have a very heavy, wide bridge plank that we use as a convenient walking bridge to cross the creek. I was close enough to that to reach up and grab hold of it and pull myself up to a sitting position. Since I can no longer get on my knees, it took me a bit of time to struggle to my feet. But I managed. Whew! Close call.
Then, Saturday I was out raking and picking up sticks along our lane. My hired help, Alec (for two bucks and a small Pepsi), was with me. Suddenly, I stepped back and tripped over a small tree staub and fell back and down onto my booty. Poor Alec kept saying, "Are you all right? Are you all right?" Yes, I was all right, but sure glad no one else saw me land on the ground. Again, it took a while to get me up, since my leg muscles are so weak. Jeepers!!! This crap is getting old.
It has been so nice out that I want to get a bunch of yard work done. And I am accomplishing that, but very sloooowwwwly. A few years ago, I would have all this stuff knocked out in no time.
Hey, something kinda fun occurred. Last fall I bought a white flowering Japanese something-or-other tree on clearance to plant at my Woodbridge Building. I never got the time to get it in the ground. So, I brought it home and stuck in down in my closed-in patio area and forgot about it. Evidently, Hubby periodically put a bit of water on it over the winter. I looked at it the other day, and it is actually budding and has some white flowers blooming on it. I brought it outside, watered it, and am prepared to get it planted. Huh, nice.
Remember when I was said I was going to have my own little Book Club. Well, I had previously only critiqued one book, so I thought I had better do another. Karin Slaughter's THE GOOD DAUGHTER is well worth reading. I told myself that I wasn't going to read any dark, heavy books (just to keep an upbeat frame of mind), but right from the start, this book drew me in and was a real page-turner. I give it a 9.
And commercials! It's been forever since I commented on TV commercials. Two that really appeal to me are the Volvo commercial with the red car. The music and drum beat are actually haunting and whenever I hear that ad's music, I stop and listen. I don't know what it is about it, but I love it! The other commercial is again for a car, Mazda. I like the image of the lady floating in the air, hanging on to a red balloon. It looks so beautiful when she drags her hand through a cloud in the sky. Amazing.
And, the Mueller Report is in. Who can guess how all the details will play out. Very, very interesting.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY