Wednesday, May 7, 2014

two is one and one is none

in which our plucky heroine thanks her lucky stars...

Given how soft the weather was this evening, after dinner seemed a good time to go refill the yard waste wheelie bin; once the remaining branchlets from pruning the ornamental plum are out of the front yard, the grass can be mowed. Since without help, cutting them into appropriate size isn't really possible, girl has been "folding" them shorter by either breaking off twigs or just snapping the semi-dried branches... Then, without warning, one of the longer random branchlets snapped back, fortunately missing my eyes, but came close enough to grab my eyeglasses off my face and throw them... somewhere in the yard, in the shaggy unmowed grass...

Once I started breathing again, was grateful not only to not be blinded, but also that I had a spare pair of spectacles, or would have been most likely to find missing glasses by stepping on them or mowing over them. It did take quite some time walking a search pattern to find the wayward object, but they had landed softly in a large dandelion. Moral of the story is twofold: one - think carefully about things that can hurt you unexpectedly, and maybe choose not to work when exhausted at the end of the day; two - if I hadn't had a spare pair, I would be in a world of hurt right now. (actually girl has several pairs of spare spectacles, ordering online is remarkably affordable)

May SMART goal challenge
1 charted knitting
side yard
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1 comment:

  1. Poor you! That certainly was the Week From Heck, wasn't it? Hopefully the spate of bad stuff is over for you now. You are definitely one plucky heroine! If it were me, I would have been left a screaming basket of goo right around the Flying Enamel incident...