When you start the morning by stepping knee-deep into a sinkhole in the backyard, all you can do is hope that the day will improve. Of course, that’s what I get for taking the dog outside before I’m totally conscious.
Aside from a tiny cut on the top of my foot, the only damage was a bit of mud stuck to one heel. No breaks, no sprains, no ridiculous four-inch scrape on my ankle (unlike the last time). I swear, these sinkholes are breeding.
What the sudden fall did do though, was create some lovely misalignment and inflammation in my left hip, which I always appreciate. Nothing like limping around the book store to enforce the quality of your day.
I have a birth defect called Congenital Hip Dysplasia, or CHD (alternately know as Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip). Most people hear hip dyplasia and think of German shepherds and Labrador dogs. But around 1 in 1000 human births have hip dysplasia, and that number is higher among females, and even higher still if they’re the firstborn or were born breech. Or, if you’re me, you’re female, firstborn, breech, and have a family history of it. In other words, I was screwed from day one.
Let’s hope that sinkhole stops growing.
I’ve been living in Kentucky since fall 2005, and while it is gorgeous in its constant greenness, today has been the first nice, well-temperatured day we’ve had in weeks. I’m thanking the thunderstorm we had earlier, because this afternoon was excellent. But seriously, Kentucky, lay off the heat!
On Facebook, you’ll find a group called Ab Divas and Ab Divos. It’s a relatively small group, mostly made up of people who know one another in northern and central California. The challenge is to do 100 reps of whatever abdominal exercises you wish for 100 consecutive days. If you miss a day, you start over at day 1. If you’re not up to 100 reps, try 50 days of 50 reps
I’m at day 1 for the second attempt of the 50 days of 50. Sit ups should not be this difficult. I’ve gotten soft.
I blame my other half’s cooking. The man has talent. Tonight it was creamy turnip, mushroom and chicken soup with sauteed onions and red peppers. Last night it was slow cooked pork ribs with homemade sauce. I have photos of none of it, because it’s always half devoured before I think about finding the camera.
So instead, meet us and the dog.
Mountain Girl and her City Slicker
Meet the fuzzface.
This is Dogface. Valkyrie, eater of flies and challenger of honey bees. They’ve been winning, lately.
And since it’s officially Tuesday, I need to get off the computer.