Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Home From Black Mountain, North Carolina

This is the view from our room at Arbor House, in Black Mountain, where we stay when we visit our daughter and her family. Lake Tomahawk has a lovely path around its perimeter and lots of ducks, geese and other birds to watch. A little green heron perched in the top of the tree in the foreground on the morning we left, preening and fluffing his feathers.

On Thursday evening, Lisa, Zoe and I sat down on their porch swing which immediately fell. Unfortunately, my left leg was caught underneath it and my entire calf is swollen and flaunts gorgeous shades of red, blue, purple and yellow. I head off to my doctor this morning just to make sure it's the simple bruise I think it is. I'm walking fine and there is little pain, so I consider myself very lucky. It could have been much worse. Thankfully, Lisa and Zoe suffered no scrapes or injuries from this event.

I spent most of Friday and Saturday on the couch with my leg elevated, icing it from time to time, preferring not to get down on the floor with the kids who love to hug and tug and wrestle. We all sang songs, especially Noah's favorite "Me num e num," while he banged away on the piano keys and Lisa's guitar. Fortunately, the piano wasn't plugged in but that didn't stop our little guy from thinking he was providing the background music for us! I do believe he will be an entertainer of some sort when he grows up. He loves to dance and sing and has VERY DRAMATIC temper tantrums!!

Zoe seemed quite disappointed that I didn't have more enery and so I told her that I was really sorry that I had hurt my leg and couldn't play the way I usually do. I told her that I wished it could get better so that we could have some fun. She disappeared for a few minutes and came back with a lovely amber "wishing stone," for both of us to us wish upon. She also placed her hands on my leg to send healing energy and gave it a kiss as well!!

Gosh, I love my grandkids!!
And miss them, too!!

1 comment:

Becca said...

I must say how lucky you are - in spite of your injury - to have such beautiful grandchildren! And what an absolutely view from their home.

Sounds like you made the best of things in spite of the mishap.
And I agree, it appears you have a born entertainer on your hands!

Thanks for sharing, Joan!