Thursday, January 17, 2008

Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

I was visiting with one of my parishioner's in the front yard today. Luke (a.k.a. Lucifer) was joyfully gallivanting around the yard, a huge smile on his face, bouncing, playing, having a great time. He came up at full speed, weighing in at around 75-80 pounds, and look me out at the knee's. He hit my good knee (sideways) and, unlike the last fall which happened at the speed of light, this one was in slow motion.

Of course, I landed on my already injured side and caught myself with the wrist that has been broken several times in the past. It is sprained and I hurt all over. If I didn't love the big pain in the A&$, I would be really mad but he looked so sorry and contrite that I just lay there laughing at him. Now if I can't get out of bed in the morning I might not be feeling as charitable but for now he is sitting at my feet, gnawing on a tasty bone with no worries in the world. You gotta luv something that loves you so much that you can't leave the room without him right behind you. Y'alls prayers for the removal of the jinx need to be said with more fervor. I can't handle many more falls.

One of my very best friends, who is in seminary in Fort Worth, was in a terrible-seeming car accident yesterday. She flipped her car several times and was in ICU overnight, but miraculously she was discharged today. God is good.

Ryss tested in Karate for her Blue Belt today and got a perfect score. She is getting pretty good at this karate stuff. I may need to put her in a weight-lifting kind of sport because if I keep getting injured she will have to carry me everywhere.


DogBlogger said...

Oh, yes, dog-related injuries drive me nuts! I got an Angus head to the knee the other day -- thankfully, not enough to knock me down.

Hope you recover very soon!

mid-life rookie said...

Ummm was this the parishioner who thinks the church's problems are all because you have dogs? Sorry, the prayer didn't take.

Rev. Dulce said...

No, thank God! It was the husband of my best friend. And a great fan of pets and animals. I'm quite sure that the prayer took. I would hate to think what would have happened without its protection.

Crimson Rambler said...

My neighbor has a beautiful black Lab who comes to see me at a dead gallop, without barking, whenever we're both outdoors at the same time. So far by the grace of God I've always heard or seen him coming...I dread the day my back is turned, though... Prayers for speedy recovery and NO MORE falls!