Thursday, October 30, 2008

Walking...not as easy as it looks

Walked the dog yesterday afternoon. She is a strong dog and loves to pull me along. Mr. Incredible (husband) calls it "P takes her out for a drag". Yep, that was it.

We were almost home, and there were 2 blood hounds being walked by their owner ahead of us and a car coming behind us. P kept dragging me and I was trying to keep her safe and out of the road. I turned to see the car approaching from the rear and BAM! I fell so fast I wasn't sure what happened.

After hitting the ground I realized really quickly just what happened. I twisted my ankle so badly the pain was AWFUL! I was crying and groaning while trying to keep a strong hold on P by her collar. That was a feat in itself. The driver stopped and asked me if I was OK, which I really appreciated. However, he had 2 dogs in the back of his truck. Luckily it was covered so they couldn't get out, but they were barking at me and P and P was barking at the dogs and the nice driver. And of course the owner of the blood hounds was there with her dogs too. If you have lost count, that is 5 dogs & 3neighbors in the middle of the street...and of course me...Grace is my middle name. Needless to say, P was trying to protect me, but was almost dragging me because she was lunging at both the guy on the street, the dogs and the situation.

The last thing Mr. I said to me before I left for the walk was "Do you have your cell phone?"
"No," I said, "I don't need it"...famous last words. As I was lying there in pain, I was thinking to myself...Yep, I'll never live this down.

Luckily Chris, the nice guy who stopped, offered to call someone. I wasn't thinking clearly and accidentally gave him a wrong number. Luckily I remembered Mr. I's cell phone number and was coherent enough to recite it.

I have to thank Chris and the other lady who also stopped for me. Luckily Mr.I was around the corner on his way to an appointment. So he was there to scoop me up within 30 seconds.

Today was spent at the orthopedic doctor. I have a lovely boot, brace and a nice prescription for pain killers.

Drama...2008 has brought a lot of it!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Carve your very own pumpkin...without the mess.

Halloween for all ages.

Sycophant..Word for the day

I don't claim to be the sharpest knife in the drawer. So I try to pick up new words every now and then. My powers of retention are not what they used to be, but I do take the time to look up words that puzzle me. I found this one in an article about Joe Lieberman I'm sure I should have known this one, but here is an SAT word if I've ever read one:

Sycophant From the Free Dictionary Online

syc·o·phant (sk-fnt, sk-)
A servile self-seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.


[Latin scophanta, informer, slanderer, from Greek skophants, informer, from skon phainein, to show a fig (probably originally said of denouncers of theft or exportation of figs) : skon, fig + phainein, to show; see bh-1 in Indo-European roots.]


syco·phantic (-fntk), syco·phanti·cal (-t-kl) adj.
syco·phanti·cal·ly adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

First Entry...Here We Go...

I've been considering this blog for years. My time is limited...normally. However, with the economy the way it is right now, I seem to have all the time in the world. I am now among the many small business owners who have declining sales. Sales for this month alone are 60% off from this time last year. Of course, the only reason we climbed to a 60% decline instead of the 75% we were touting earlier this month was thanks to the sale of some fixed assets. So technically we can't consider those as "sales"....but we are anyway since they represent money to pay the rent and utilities.

2008 has brought many things my way. Most were unwelcome. I'm finding that there are too many thoughts in my head. So instead of continuing to annoy my friends and family, I thought I would just post them here. Although I realize that I am now among the millions of bloggers, I wanted a place to express my views that had nothing to do with my business. I blog for the business too, but I needed a place that was free of insulting any future or past customers.

Back in the day, we used a private diary to purge our thoughts. However, why waste perfectly good and bad thoughts on a diary that no one will read? Seems more efficient, albeit self indulgent, to post them here and let the world read them. I'm not ever going to seek public office so what the hell. My guess is that few people will find this blog among the sea of blogs out there in the blogosphere or I figure I'm pretty safe in expressing views and ideas that may not be shared by the majority.