I increased my speed and turned my head to keep an eye on him in case he came back after me. I was not paying attention to where my feet were landing and caught my right foot in the lip of a utility cover. I went flying. Literally. I have no idea how I landed but both of my knees were ripped up and were bleeding profusely, the palms of both of my hands were bleeding and my right hand/wrist/arm/shoulder were bleeding and numb. The first thing I thought as I peeled myself off of the pavement was, "well, if my knee wasn't messed up before, it sure is now". Although, I might not have used those exact words.
This photo made me just a wee bit homesick but we are now down to only 8 months until our move back to the U.S. We have so much planned for the next few months and I know the time will fly by.
Am I the only one who is so disappointed, confused and dismayed over all of the events that have transpired surrounding Lance Armstrong? Although I don't really "like" Lance as a person, I read both of his books ("It's Not About The Bike" and "Every Second Counts") many years ago and was very impressed by his determination and commitment to beating cancer and succeeding on the bike and in life. Now, I just don't know what to think or whom to believe. The "evidence" against him is overwhelming but I am having such a hard time reconciling that "evidence" with who I thought/believed/hoped Lance Armstrong is and was.
Last Tuesday was 6 months since my sweet Simpson was killed. I miss him terribly and think about him every single day. Ironically, I just gave his airplane crate to a friend in Nichada who is going home with one more dog than she moved here with. Talk about sobbing. That was not a good day.
On a more positive note... this is my 200th post on the blog! Wow! Although some weeks are better than others, I have impressed even myself with my commitment to posting. I will be honest - when my life gets too busy, blogging is the first thing that I have to give up. Between the writing, any research (i.e., google.com) that I need to do, and photo editing, some posts can take a couple of hours to prepare for publication. However, each month, my page views "count" increases over the previous month and it makes me so happy to know that people are reading what I am writing. And, maybe even liking it. Thank you!
Have a great Monday.