Welcome to ABC Wednesday where this week we celebrate the letter N as in navy, nice, notable, never, nephew, neutral, noise, and night. I'm a bit late doing this post because we've just had our Canadian Thanksgiving, which was a long weekend. I am greatly thankful for the team that works so hard to keep ABC Wednesday going - the neighbourly Mrs. Nesbitt, creator of this meme, the noble Roger, our administrator, and the group who navigates weekly to all the contributors to leave numerous notes extolling their photographs, poetry, or prose.
Anyway, I had a nasty fall yesterday along the trail where I take Tegan for her walks. The sun caught my eyes and I stumbled over some roots that reached out to grab me! Down I went, my shins landing right smack on those noxious roots! I told myself, "You're okay! You're okay!" as I managed to get to my feet. But later, I felt nauseated from the pain and swelling that quickly developed. After icing my legs for an hour when I got home, I decided I better head over to the ER for x-rays. Thankfully, they're not broken; however, they are very badly bruised. I need tensor bandages to keep the swelling down, extra strength acetaminophen, and continuous icing. This morning my right leg seems a bit better even though my knee aches something terrible. But my left leg keeps sending wretched, spasmodic signals of pain every time I move it any little bit.
"This too shall pass" as my mother used to say. So taking a break from recounting stories and photos of my recent travels, I shall share with you one of Tegan's newest "boy friends" whose name is Angus. They see each other in the back garden and love playing together, but Tegan is sometimes naughty with him even though she means to be nice. They both love to play with balls and having someone toss it so they can chase after it. Tegan usually gets it, but if she doesn't, she pesters Angus until he drops it for her.
"Can I play, too, Tegan?"
"Try and get it, Angus!"
"Not so close, big boy!"
"Aw, c'mon, it's my turn!"
"Mommy! She won't share!"