“Nothing in life… Even a few broken bones, is without its reward”

The rain started last and has continued intermittently all morning; of course, it started raining when I brought Gracie outside. Isn’t that always the way? The drops were big, and they made a thud sound when they fell on leaves. We both got a little wet.

Last night the arms of Morpheus eluded me. I was awake until almost four. I alternated between reading my new book and watching Netflix where I binged on a documentary about emergency rooms. Each episode highlighted three or four patients. The one that grossed me out was about the guy whose foot had gangrene. It had to be amputated. I watched every episode.

Watching emergency had me thinking about my own medical history. When I was four, I broke my wrist. I was so proud of my cast I showed it off for the camera in a couple of pictures. I have also broken my cheekbone and my shoulder, and I chipped and broke teeth and lost a bit of my lip on one memorable fall down the stairs, which I don’t even remember. My ankle was severely sprained when I fell off the front step after I stepped on an out of place welcome mat, one of the great ironies. That is the entire litany of my injuries which really isn’t too long a list considering how many times I have fallen. I guess I’ve become an expert at mitigating the damage. I’m so proud!

Today I have a list of stuff to do before my guests come tomorrow, but I have to work around the Sox game which may be at one if it isn’t raining in Boston at game time. I figure between innings I can get hurry and some stuff done.

I love rainy days. The darkness in the house is warming in a strange way. I leave candle lights on in the windows and a night light in the bathroom. In this room, the computer is the only light.ย Gracie is sleeping beside me. She’s snoring. It sounds loud in the quiet house. Yesterday the doors and a couple of windows were open, but today the house is tightly shut to keep the moisture and the cool air at bay. I have to go out later to get a few groceries, and I think it might just be sweatshirt weather.

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9 Comments on ““Nothing in life… Even a few broken bones, is without its reward””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It started to rain here as soon as I came home and should have taken a walk with the dogs, it hadn’t rained a single drop the entire day before that ๐Ÿ™‚

    I did follow a documentary series about tbe Emergency at Kings Cross in London, It was quiet interesting because it also was lots about the staff working there otherwise I haven’t seen a good one in ages.

    I’m surprside I haven’t broken anything more than my right arm considering how often I have fallen from stairs and bikes ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to bike in high speeds when I biked to work and I rather often fell off or biked in to something ๐Ÿ™‚ :-). I’ve gottenb other injuries but never broken anything ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      Of course it rained when you got home. That is the way it is! Gracie does not love rain, but I make her go out.

      This Emergency is about two hospitals in Canada. There isn’t any information about the staff, just the patients.

      I am also surprised by how few bones I have broken given how many times I have fallen.

      Have a great evening!

  2. Hedley Says:

    I was doing domestic nonsense on Saturday and decided to combine the ironing with the critical World Cup qualifying game between Uganda and Ghana from Kampala. Beinsports coughed it up and across a recreational pitch in a half empty stadium both countries slumped along to a 0-0 draw and almost certain elimination from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    But here is the rest of the story, the dodgy Ref and his equally dodgy assistants, called off two goals and a clear penalty for the Black Cats of Ghana. So outrageous were their decisions that the Ghana FA have appealed the game but will get nowhere.

    At the 93 minute mark a shot by a Ghana’s player banged off the Uganda goalkeeper’s head (I kid you not) and a Ghana player stuck it, only to be called offside.

    So Kat, you will be able to concentrate on the USA and somewhere, a ref and his chums are opening an envelope and pulling out some nice crisp (pick your country) dollars for cheating

    • katry Says:

      MyDear Hedley,
      That would be the Black Stars of Ghana. a reference to the one black star on the Ghanaian flag.

      Crisp dollars (or Ghanaian cedis) often pass from one hand to another in Africa. In my day, a cedi or two saved many of my friends from some big time they’re going to send you home problems, like grass. I don’t know if it is still the custom but I suspect it may be. Bus drivers always kept a bit of money aside for police road stops. When I had hired a car and driver, they never stopped us. The driver said because of me.

    • Birgit Says:

      Netherlands-Sweden tomorrow, crossing fingers (resp. holding thumbs) for Christer’s team which is well on the way to join the KTCC Cup.

    • katry Says:

      I’ll root for Christer’s team and have high hopes they will move right along.

      • Hedley Says:


        Big night tonight – Switzerland heading to Portugal, the Netherlands having to bang in 7 against Team Christer, Argentina perhaps going out in Ecuador, and, of course, the USA needing a win or a draw in Trinidad and Tobago.

        The fun starts around 2:45 our time (that would be EST) and rolls all evening.


  3. Bob Says:

    When I was nine or so I fell off the jungle gym in the elementary school yard and had a compound fracture of my left forearm. I had to miss swimming during most of the summer because my arm was in a plaster cast. Everyone in my class autographed it. That was my one major injury. I have sprained my ankles a few times but I’ve been lucky.

    I drive by the same elementary school everyday going to and from work. A couple of years ago the school district removed that damn jungle Jim after all these years.

    A cold front will come through tonight and drop our high temperature tomorrow to a high of 70 degrees which was our low temperature this morning.

    • katry Says:

      I think jungle Jim’s were definitely dangerous. Their sole purposes was to let kids hang upside down, climb all over and moved from baby to bar. I figure you joined a huge number who also had broken bones from a jungle Jim.

      We will be 70หš today, a warm front still!

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