Setting Up Camp

Murphy has come.  I don't think he has any intention of moving out.  And quite frankly, I don't care for him or his law.

Saturday morning I decided to take the kids to see the airplanes at the local aerospace museum so Jeffrey could get some studying done un-interrupted.  I had Faye in my arms, and began walking out the door when Murphy tripped me.  I heard a small snappish sound and went forward.  I hit the car, and landed on my back.  Faye did not get hurt, for that I am eternally grateful.  However, I think I sprained my ankle. 

Swelling causing an unfortunate Cankle.

Needless to say, walking on it is not permitted much.  And even more needless to say, my poor house is going to have a serious lack of order or cleanliness.  But that is what happens with an injured ankle.

Since I could not do much walking around, the kids went to their grandparents to be watched after.  While there Keith somehow received a good solid bonk on his head.  He is now the proud owner of a blue and green goose egg on his forehead.  And today he decided to try a flip off the table and acquired a twin bruise on the small of his back.

Faye, not to be outdone by her brother, also bonked her head and has a nice red scratch across her forehead.  The only person to not get hurt this weekend was Jeffrey.

We went to the mountains today.  I couldn't walk around, so we decided to go for a drive.  We went up the canyon, and I was so happy to see the changing of the seasons. 
So beautiful.  And I am so glad we went.  After the visit to the canyon, we went to my inlaw's for dinner.  We stayed two hours, and when we left, the air was thick with smoke and the whole mountain side seemed to be covered in flames.  I am so sad to see my beautiful mountain being destroyed. 

Murphy may have his fingers in a lot of pies, but there are still a few things neither he nor his lousy law have power over.  The smiles my little ones bring to me.  For example, Faye is re-learning to eat.  Rather, I am slowly teaching her that she is not a chipmunk, and does not need to eat like one. 

And what a dear boy my Keith is.  Friday he saw me vacuuming and insisted on helping. 

He vacuumed the rug for a good ten minutes.  I don't know if it has ever been cleaner!  And then later that day Keith helped me wash the dishes.  I love that he enjoys helping me around the house.  I don't know how I was blessed with such an angel.

So as annoying as Murphy is, I guess I can't complain much.  Not everything can go wrong as long as I have my family to make me smile.  Ha!  Take that Mr. Murphy!


Please, please send him my way! My girls run when I turn my vacuum on and I have a feeling it is a habit they plan on keeping!
Lourie said…
Ouch! You get that ankle looked at, Lovey! It looks so painful.

I love that your son vacuumed. What a good boy.

No more owies, k.
Terra said…
OW! that looks so painful, but you are right - the things our kids do that put a smile on our faces can never be taken away
mub said…
Oh gosh, I totally killed my ankle a couple years ago and it was horrible. I was doing physical therapy for MONTHS! I will keep my fingers crossed you didn't manage to mangle yours quite so much ;)
Susan Anderson said…
Cankle, indeed! That looks sore!!


PS. Sorry to hear about the bonk and the scratch on your cute kids. And that fire is just as sad as can be.
Em said…
The physical therapist says to ice for 15 min and take ibu pro around the clock to decrease the inflammation and heal faster. Ice the 15 min several times a day, but no more than 15 min at a time:-)
Emmy said…
Yes I saw pictures of that fire, so awful. Hope your ankle gets better soon :(. And always so good to see a man, even the itty bitty variety vacuuming :)
Veronica said…
Ouch! No fun being a mom and injured. Hope your house doesn't get too out of control!

That canyon is beautiful. How did the fire start?

Kids are too cute! Keith is a wonderful helper, hopefully that desire lasts forever!
Jenny said…
Oh no. That definitely looks like a sprain. I hope it is feeling a bit better now. Are you taking aspirin for the swelling? Sorry, I'm such a Mom!

Your kids always make me smile.

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