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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nasty, Naughty, Nice

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!"
And one final shot of Tegan and her nose asking me if she has spinach in her teeth! 


ellen b said...

So sorry about your fall and swelling. Ouch. I walked into the open dishwasher door in the dark and felt so dumb for doing that and oh my the pain and swelling...ugh. Hope you are tip top soon. The dog photos are too funny.

carol l mckenna said...

Delightful post for N and such wonderful dog photos that I love ~ thanks!

Wishing you a special week ^_^

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful photos of the dogs. what a fun they have, like mine do always too

I am sorry to read about your fall... hope you get well completely soon again

Have a wonderful ABC-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

photowannabe said...

Oh my, so sorry about your fall. Glad nothing is broken. Speedy recovery Leslie.
Love the pictures of your sweet dog and the boyfriend.

Hildred said...

Love your photos Leslie. Sorry about your fall, - it sounds much worse than the one I took yesterday, hurrying to get out of my chair to answer the doorbell. With age I try to be very careful about keeping steady on my feet, - so many falls in the elderly end up with serious complications. Take care...

Murthy K v v s said...

Nice post.

Reader Wil said...

The doggy photos are very sweet. But how are you?I hope your injuries are not as worse as mine were in last December. I had a nurse dressing my leg every day till March.. Speedy recovery, Leslie!

Joy said...

How frustrating for you to be laid low again, I hope the pain recedes soon and you will be back on your feet to oversee the budding romance of Tegan and Angus.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Leslie! Now I understand the nasty:)- take care! Good you have your dogs to keep you company:):)

Amit Agarwal said...

Best wishes, Leslie..get well soon!

Trubes said...

Hi leslie,
love the doggy pics, Angus looks adorable, glad Tegan has a friend to play with, even if she won't share her ball.
I hope you are recovering from your fallTake care,
love Di xxx
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

Leslie - I'm glad you are on the mend, and sorry for your discomfort.


Su-sieee! Mac said...

Love the Tegan and Angus tale. Hope you're knees are feeling better. I feel your pain. My knees have been alternating in pain lately.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

nasty falls are nasty.I don't know when and how, my tendon and muscle are hurting. Walking with a limp.

Hope you get better soon.

Gattina said...

I hope your bruises heel ! It hurts ! Lately I was lucky and didn't fall but in the past it happened to me too !
The doggie pictures are so cute and the last one excellent ! A smiling dog !

Suzy said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. I hope that you feel better soon. Cute doggie pictures.