Tripping the Light Not So Fantastic

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Its still over a 100 degrees during the day, but in the very early morning hours it is just starting to cool off and make our walks more enjoyable. This morning a soft cool breeze was blowing. We noticed a thick line of clouds over the Santa Rita mountains which were occasionally back lit by brilliant flashes of lightning. We were enjoying the light show until I tripped in a pot hole and landed on my knee and hand. Cussing like a sailor, I got back up with my husband's help, retrieved my flashlight and hobbled on down the road to finish our walk. That's what I got for sight seeing in the dark. My knee and palm are bruised, but other than that, I'm fine.

This morning there were very few people out walking, but we did get to see a desert tortoise who had managed to climb a very steep bank and make it on to the side walk and was heading towards the road. He was a little bigger than my hand. We stopped, I picked him up carefully and carried him down the hill and placed him by some weeds. I hope he heads off to the desert and not back to the road.

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    This sounds like the week for falls, I tripped over a stool a couple of nights ago (should have put it away) I fell on some decorative hat boxes made of wood. Now I have a very bruised butt!

    P.S. I have now put the stool away!
    2040 days ago
    You are lucky to have only bruises. I managed to fall flat on my face at work last week and like you had only a few bruises. I was so grateful that I did not hit my head and missed both my work table and cabinet. I've read your last several blogs. I don't know if you're a praying person, but I share this favorite verse from Nan Merrill's lovely book Psalms for Praying: "Become like a garment wrapped around me; clothe me in the raiment of your love."
    2042 days ago
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