I am baaaaack! Probably didn’t notice I was gone, huh? I feel like its been forever since I posted, so much has happened. Two Major events have been occupying my time…
First, I did the craziest and dumbest thing ever. I pulled up to a friend’s house to drop off some photos and my car started rolling down the road. In a moment of panic, I ran after it. The whole time thinking something to the effect of “I am awesome, I am strong…I can stop this mega-Mom-mobile, I can do it!” I figured I will chase my car, open the door, jump in and slam on the brakes just in time to save my car from crashing into the parked car that my Mom-mobile was heading for (I have had a few careers now but none of them stunt woman). Okay. Back to reality. My plan was an EPIC FAIL! Not only did I NOT save the Mom-mobile from kissing a parked vehicle, I was drug by the car and had my ankle run over. No kidding, I may not be an awesome stunt woman but I am talented enough to be able to run my own foot over with my own car. I need to find a party stat I can show off this talent.
Here is the evidence about 2 days after the big day (I made it BW to not gross you out–you are very welcome).
I could not figure out why people were looking at me funny right after the accident. I mean I was FINE. Really. I could walk, talk, sing, dance. You name it, no big deal that I just ran myself over. I went to the ER and proved everyone right; I was FINE. I did take it easy that day. After all, I was going to the mountains the next day for a one week vacation. I was planning to hike my butt off in the Great Smokies, even if I did just run myself over. Well, the next day, about an hour away from our cabin, my ankle became a cankle and the pain in my leg was almost as bad as natural childbirth. So much for a hiking vacation. I rested, iced my leg and kept it elevated for a few days. I was still convinced I would be hiking in a few more days. Ha! Then I realized that I was in the middle of nowhere NC and I had a raging infection. I love my husband, friends and family who through spotty Internet connection could scare me into seeing a mountain doctor to save myself from flesh eating bacteria (which they were convinced I would succumb to). One of them was even convinced me that my leg might get amputated. I was laughing but I think she was serious.
Laying around made me ponder all of the things I am thankful for, more than I typically do. I wont bore you with my mile long list. This is a photography blog, so I will get on with the photos. I will say that I had a new toy to play with on vacation and there is a learning curve to learn to use this lens in the way I’d like. But for now, I am thankful I had my new gear to play with to take my mind off the excruciating pain, so bear with me…
#1 I built my first campfire last week (I am a city girl). My husband insisted we could not start a fire without some sort of lighter fluid. I think he was just tired but this gave me the motivation to prove him wrong. Haha.
#2 My daughter. She has a million looks, a million expressions and is filled with dramatic flair. It may have taken me a few years to appreciate her unique qualities but I would not have her any other way.
4. Speaking of materialism…I love my modern conveniences. Thank you for indoor plumbing.
I am thankful to be able to post many of these photos. They may not be perfect, maybe not even “professional” quality. At one time, I would have deleted these photos. But to me, now, they mean alot. They allow me to learn, to see the beauty of little treasures and spark the desire to be more creative.
I am forever grateful for the people in my life no matter how frequently or infrequently we see each other. It is our community of people (not places or things) who shape us into the people we evolve into being. With that, hug a friend and Peace, Love and Teddy Bears!
I am on the mend, in case you are wondering. Four antibiotcs later, I *think* the large abrasion is healing. However, I am thankful to not have any photo sessions scheduled for another week becuase it still hurts like….fill in the blank.