Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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Thursday, July 22, 2010


Before J went to camp, we spent a day as a family playing (hiking, floating and fishing).  It was a really fantastic family fun day!  Since my one handed typing is very slow, I'll just let the photos tell the story.

It was a very good day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This morning, as I was finishing up a bike ride before work, I skidded out as I transitioned from the pavement to the gravel driveway, and I went down hard. 

These things do happen in slow motion - I think I had 100 full sentence thoughts as I was falling down.  And at one point I actually thought I might pull the bike out of the slide.  (so much for deluding myself to thinking I might have an ounce of humility in mt soul!)

Then, as my chin hit the ground I literally thought "Oh d---!  Biking helmets don't protect the face!  I'm really gonna be really pretty now."

But when I tried to get up, assessing various limbs and joints as I went, I quickly realized I had a major problem in my left shoulder. 

And I realized that Andy was gone early to Helena - he would not be able to help me.  I called a friend from church who lives close by, and she helped me out.

After I got it x-rayed, the Dr said its broken.

Right at the top of the head of the humerus.  (this is not my x-ray, its one I downloaded from the internet.)

It hurts!

I'll be in sling for close to a month.  With physical therapy in about two weeks.  And as long as the piece stays in place, no surgery.
J is gone to camp this week, so I've got aouple days to get used to one handed/armed living before full-time mom duties kick in.
 Life is nothing if not interesting. 

Oh, yeah, I admit I will have to slow down when I get back on the bike.

Typing one-handed is slow, so I'm done here tonight.  I hope I've given all those who need to know enough info, without boring those who don't.

Monday, July 19, 2010


J is away at camp again this week, and we really miss him.  One of the things we miss is his sense of humor.

For example, on Saturday we went for a fun family day trip up the Boulder River.  He took a tube to play in the river.  As he was waiting for his dad to be ready to go tubing he did a little dance walk, and said he was a sumo wrestler wearing a tutu.

I guess you can see what he was talking about.

Yep, we miss his sense of humor.  Can't wait for him to be back on Friday!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


These two are such good friends!  On hot days they share the same spot on the hardwood floors.
Being the younger of the two, Sophie is perhaps a shorter napper and very quick to think it is time to play.  She's just that way.  Usually, Leo doesn't mind.  He just lays there and tolerates her antics.
Except when she bites his toes.
Which she almost always does!  Then he gives a quick harrumph of a growl, and pulls his toes away.
She gets the message and settles down for a few minutes, only to start the whole thing over again.

They are indeed good friends!

Friday, July 16, 2010


As I was driving home today I was thinking about how many blessings we have here in our household.  So, it might just be time to list a few of them.
  • A job that provides health insurance, which in turn means Andy can get his hip fixed after years and years of putting it off.
  • We have the equipment necessary to go fly fishing as a family, and living someplace where we can do that.  So, tomorrow we head up to the Boulder River area to hike in the afternoon, and fish in the evening before coming home.  I've been looking forward to this all week.
  • Our boy is very special, and other people tell us that.  I know this seems a bit like bragging, but today one of the staff at the camp J goes to three days a week sat down and just praised him and his character.  Those are pretty proud mom moments!
  • I have a husband who has ethics and abilities that make him especially good at his job.  We were talking today about how so many attorneys that get involved in some of his cases really are missing an understanding of the implications of their job, and therefore miss the need to be more proactive manner.
  • We have a great member of our church family and neighbor who wants the hay in our field and is therefore willing to cut, bale, and take it.  For Free!
  • This boy is 10, but he still reaches out to hold my hand when we are on a walk, even when we are walking down town and other people will see.  It is so sweet that he's comfortable showing affection towards his momma, and it certainly makes me feel good!

Monday, July 12, 2010