Today has been a happy day, primarily because someone I love dearly is out of (very complicated) surgery and seems to be doing well. I am grateful for families and prayer and hope and skillful surgeons and wish her a speedy and thorough recovery.
On a more pedestrian note (pun intended), my dad and I went for a beautiful bike ride today along the Potomac River. All was going well, until we rounded a rather narrow corner and came upon a group of elderly women walking 5 abreast along the trail. I yelled out, “on your left!” (but in retrospect should have used my bell.) This seemed to confuse them, and they sort of scattered/turned around. I was able to weave through them. My dad? Not so lucky. Hence the picture of the bike in the bushes. The women clearly had no idea they caused the accident, and I finally shooed them away after saying such unhelpful things as, “Good thing you were wearing your helmet even though you didn’t hit your head.” My dad kept his cool, as he indeed had hit his head, and had quite a bit of road rash. We were grateful it was cold outside and he was wearing extra layers of clothing. I was happy he was safe. And we played a mean trick on my husband, posting on the family blog that my dad was riding J’s new bike. To his credit, he asked if my dad was okay BEFORE asking about his bike… I’ve had the chance over the last two days to
work with assist my dad in all sorts of fix it projects–replacing outlets and light switches, building 10 new shelves in our garage!, three trips to Home Depot, preparing the attic for storing baby clothes and camping gear and the like. Mr. L. came on one of the Home Depot trips–he informed my that it was not, indeed, a field trip, since field trips are only to places that are cool. Its been so nice to hang out, talk, and even learn how to do a little amateur electrician work. ha.
And, thanks to my mom, Mr. L’s I Spy quilt top is finished! Mermaids, and monkeys and mushrooms, oh my! He was so cute–mom, can we play I Spy right now? Before its done? Now just to choose something for the borders, binding, and backing. Ah. I love happy days.