Well, as you can see, things didn’t quite go according to plan last week. Again, I had high hopes for many things and lots of plans including more hikes, a biking trip or two and studio time. Instead it was replaced with a doctors visit, x-rays and ice packs.
On Wednesday, we went hiking as planned and visited 3 waterfalls. It was amazing. I cannot even begin to describe the beauty of this place that we live in. It was the perfect day for hiking. The skies were clear and the air was cool. We set out around 9:00 am and returned home at 3:30 pm.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves. The pictures aren’t great as they are taken with my phone. Perhaps I will ask for a camera for my birthday today. Even with the best camera in the world, I don’t believe I would ever be able to capture the beauty of this place.
After a 2 mile hike up the mountain our reward for the final falls of the after noon was nothing short of awe inspiring. It is amazing to stand in a place and just feel the power of nature. The hike alone was like walking through a magical land where anything is possible. Kate and I talked about the fairies and magical creatures that surely must live in such an enchanted place.
I wish I could say that everything went smoothly on the way down, however, a rogue tree root got the better of me. I ended up with a severely sprained ankle. I know I have never had an injury this bad before and I hope to never have one again. Sadly, this happened only 1/2 a mile down, so that means I had to hobble 1 1/2 miles back down the mountain on a sprained ankle. It wasn’t fun and it took me an hour to get to the car. BUMMER! So for the remainder of the week and weekend my view had changed from the planned hikes to this…
The swelling has finally come down a bit, though it is still much thicker than before and it is now quite colorful with shades of black, blue, purple, yellow and green, all the way up my calf. I am being very careful and staying off of it as much as possible as I really want this to heal as best as it can so I can get back to the trails.
Today is my birthday. My baby is off to the sitter so my hubby can sleep after working the night shift and I don’t have to chase her around on this sore ankle. My 5-year old tells me she has a “show” that she is putting on. She has it all planned out and has lots of friends that “are going to help.” However, none of them have plans to come over. LOL. She also told me she was going to make my birthday cake. Perhaps with the help of my 12-year old, she just might accomplish that task. I need to get into the studio today to finish up a couple of custom orders. I hope to get a quick video filmed or at least some pictures for a TTT post. We will just have to see how things fair with weight on the foot.
Have a good day everyone.