Thursday, August 13, 2009

Brave Girl and Lunarglides

This afternoon Goldie was perched atop one of the coolers we have out for camping when she took a little tumble. I know a good mom would be nothing but love and concern, but since I am a medium mom, I was hugging her with a little bit of an, "Uugghh . . . why oh why were you standing on the cooler?" Even though I should know, because why wouldn't a kid stand on a cooler really? Anyway, I don't think she was hurt very badly, but it has been a hectic day and perhaps she was feeling a bit overly emotional because the crying continued for a verrrry long time. And even when the crying was done, there was plenty of whimpering and moaning to be had.

At one point, wanting to assure her that it was going to be fine, I had her open and close her wounded hand for me a few times and then squeeze it tight into a fist. "See," I said, "that is a great sign. If it was broken then you wouldn't be able to do that because it would hurt too much. So that means it is fine and will feel better in a few more minutes."

"But I don't know if it hurt bad when I did that (opened and closed it for me) . . . maybe it did." Goldie sniffled, holding her hand like a limp little paw.

"Oh no," I insisted, "if it was broken that would have been so painful you would have screamed."

At that moment Jesse chimed in with an ear piercing (though not unhappy) scream himself.

"See," I said, "like that. Since that didn't happen, we can be sure it just got a little jammed and it will be just fine."

"Well," Goldie said in a state of nearly new sobs, "what if it did get broken and I'm just a really brave girl?"

And, on another note: I might be a little bit in love with my new shoes (Kelly pointed out that it could just be a strong sense of middle school pride that draws me to them so -- as our middle school colors were blue and yellow). My Nike Lunarglides maybe don't really deserve all the praise for how I am feeling. They may just be one part of a number of things that are hopefully colliding and fates that are hopefully aligning to make my ankle well. Maybe. There have been prayers (thank you), and I took that full week off. Then, the following week my ankle still felt the same so I resigned myself to just making it that way to the marathon. Then, this week, it started to feel better; and today, when I nervously tried these shoes for the first time (nervously because I wasn't positive if they were the right fit), I seriously was only a tiny bit aware of my ankle being off at all as I ran! Perhaps the prayers, maybe the rest, maybe my tendon just finally started healing even with the continued running . . . or maybe the shoes. Maybe maybe maybe it will actually be fine for the marathon! Maybe! I hope!

Now, please leave me alone, blog, I have camping with the birthday boy to prepare for (I'm only typing this to put that preparation off because packing two adults and five small kids for camping isn't much different than doing a full scale move).

8 comments:

marzee said...

I love those shoes! You know what they look like? Bubbilicious bubble gum - you know - when the inside is one outrageous color and the outside is another - like the watermelon gum. Hooray for magical bubbilicious running shoes!

Perla said...

how cool is that! your ankle not hurting. what a tender mercy blessing. shoes are super cool. and goldie is super cool and brave. i hope that your camping tonight is fun and fun and fun.

Tia Juana said...

Since I tend to be a bit dramatic about things I am with Goldie being very brave and breaking her arm while falling off a cooler. She will hold this over your head for the rest of her life and you will not know it was really broken until you are in that tent with crickets all around and she will still be moaning and Mike will finally be so tired of the moaning and he will get out the flashlight to appease her and he will say "Uh, Nance, I don't think her arm looks so good!" and before you know if you are driving down the canyon (or wherever you have to drive) to the hospital and when the kids get up in the morning, you will just be arriving back to camp with Golds in a pink cast and a look of indignation on her face.

And speaking of pink, I bought me some pink mesh water shoes that look like running shoes a few years back from Lands End and I LOVE them and wear them all the time despite the fact that Lois tells me everytime I have them on that they are water shoes and i am nowhere near water but I just want you to know that they look an awful lot like your cool Lunarglides which sound as cool as MoonBoots - remember when MoonBoots were the thing to have? - and I'm sure that now everytime I put my pink shoes on I will think of you and your happy running ankle.

This was a long comment. It is late and has been a long day.

Kelly said...

Hey Nance those shoes do not have quite the color as the Blue and Gold but they are still cool...I wonder when schools are ever going to get cool flourescent colors instead of the regular colors!

That is awesome that you got together with Liz and Jessica. I would love to hang out with you guys again.

Good luck camping. It is hard but worth it. The kids love it. Hmmm why haven't I gone this year?

Kelly said...

Hey Nance those shoes do not have quite the color as the Blue and Gold but they are still cool...I wonder when schools are ever going to get cool flourescent colors instead of the regular colors!

That is awesome that you got together with Liz and Jessica. I would love to hang out with you guys again.

Good luck camping. It is hard but worth it. The kids love it. Hmmm why haven't I gone this year?

jami said...

awesome shoes, but i have to say i was cracking up that you went from the brave girl story right into your shoes, without a comment, like "she's brave. nothing more needs to be said but look at these shoes!!" too hilarious! :) i'm glad she's a brave girl and that your ankle is feeling better.

Amy said...

Hey, stylin skids, a little cuter than my overly big men's running shoes. I loved Goldie's words, and I'm with Tia, sure you don't think it is broken, but neither did Mary Houtz's mom, who okayed her daughter to keep playing soccer after a bad slide tackle from an oposing player. Mary played the rest of the game on a BROKEN LEG!!! Didn't find out until the next day.

Mugsy said...

I am betting those are the fastest shoes in the world. I am going to make you a t-shirt that says on the back:
Do these shoes make my butt look fast?

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