Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A remembance of the summer
I am having one of those days that one likes to forget. Went on a 2 mile run this morning and then decided to take a very short bike ride. As I turned into Cynthia's driveway I turned too sharp and me and the sidewalk meet up close and personal. Of course as one would expect I lost and the sidewalk was none the worse for the encounter. I came away with a bloody knee and a very sore shoulder. It got to the point this afternoon that I was a bit concerned so went into EC (ergent care) and they confirmed what I thought, a bad bruise but nothing broken. However it did make my day almost unless in terms of work. I was thankful for Cynthia who drove me to EC and then brought along dinner for me to eat while I waited to see the dr. As she waited she was able to access the internet on my new fancy phone and show a lady there one of her knitting projects. I would say that for sure now I am justified in getting the new phone!!!! :)
So I sit here tonight with ice on my shoulder, missing men's group and for some reason the house seems extra big, extra dark, extra empty at this time. I hate to admit it but as I sit here there is not a stream of tears but a little trickle of salty water running down my cheek, onto my chin and dripping on the TV tray that my computer sits on. As I glance at that little puddle of water it reminds me that there are times of joy, times of despair, times of gain, times of loss but always a time to thank our God for his goodness. For his love and goodness overcome much pain, much despair, much disappointment and much sadness.
I am thinking that if my shoulder is good enough tomorrow I will drive to Madison to pick up my bike and drive home. On Friday I may go up to the Bindes in the afternoon and take material for the deer stand. Then On Saturday and Sunday I will take time away to reflect. I did that in the spring and it was good. I will bring my thermorest, sleeping bag and covers in case I decide it is warm enough to sleep in the back of the pickup. If not I will bit the bullet and find a place where I can be alone a bit. I actually have thoughts about if I will be able to work on the deer stand as this shoulder is pretty sore. The dr did say tomorrow will be the worst and then it should get better. I suppose I could look on the bright side and say that I am now a "real" biker with road rash on my knee and a sore body!! Travis suggested this morning, jokingly, that I better get myself a spandex outfit and shave my legs. Well we will not go that far---the spandex maybe after I lose 10 more pounds.
Time for some more ice on that shoulder.