Tuesday, July 04, 2006

silence and embracing pavement

It is very quiet here tonight. It is a good silence, I am carrying in my heart all the folks at St. Arseny camp. I pray for Hannah and Luke that their faith may be deepened.

I took a tumble from my bicycle yesterday. I hit the ground hard. I have a bloody knee and my shoulder, wrist and palm ache like dickens...but there were no automobiles involved so that is a good thing. Glory to God.

I work late shift tomorrow so Thomas and myself will go for a long bike ride before I head off to make the big bucks...

13 comments:

kimberleyfrancis said...

:) you're awesome.

i fell out of my shoes the other day and skinned my knees too. wasn't really hurt...more just embarrased at being a clutz. :)

glad your bang up wasn't too serious.
i have a beautiful picture of hannah from last year at camp. she's looking groggy at the breakfast table...but so sweet and wise. i'll pass it along....

thomasw- said...

sadly our bread-winner during the summer took a tumble! happily she will ride again in the early morningm tomorrow!

good cheer to all at st arseny's!

Ramona said...

Thanks Kimberely.
I am looking forward to the images from this year as well.

Stacy said...

OUCH! Glad you're okay.

On my first day of college I fell on roller blades and bloodied up one whole leg. Yeah, I made quite an impression on the guys that way, let me tell you. Not much has changed since.

Enjoy the silence... I miss silence. I fly to Kansas City today to see family and friends. Good times.

FRQSTR=19161677x263148:1:1438x263186:1:1440|19161677|19161677|19161677|19161677 said...

Hey there Ramona (and Thomas),
If it's any consolation, I was hit by a car while walking to school on my 17th birthday. Very strange... I can never look at grey Peugeots in the same way.

Hope you're enjoying some of the peace and quiet summer brings.

Matthew Francis said...

That last post was from me... didn't sign in.

Muryn said...

i was biking on Quadra Island a few summers ago and hit a patch of gravel while on a strange turning angle...i ended up in that patch of gravel. lots of blood, dirt, tears and bruises later i was up and going again...this time in a car.

the next year i was biking along a construction site and was looking down to see if my tire was flat and somehow tipped sideways into the metal fence...much to the delight of the tourist at the bus stop across the road.

this year i was with my brother and hit the curb funny...and fell.

falling on a bike is psychologically hard. i seem to do it once a year and for the next few rides, fear falling to the point where i get too stiff and risk falling!!

glad to hear your fall wasn't too bad.

Owen's Mama said...

I love hearing stories about other people falling. Then I know I am not alone in the-way-of-the-clutz.

Ramona said...

It is sort of like a secret club!

MatDonna said...

... is that supposed to be embracing payment, or embracing pavement? ;-)

I fell out of the car on our vacation. Viciously ensnared by the strap of my purse, conspiring with gravity as I stepped out the passenger side door. I am convinced of the ill will of some inanimate objects!

...but it was nothing some polysporin and chocolate couldn't fix...as long as you remember which one to apply externally...

Rhiannon fell off her mountain bike on her UK trip, but then, she officially has an excuse for being klutzy....;-)

ramona said...

that is hilarious donna. How many times have I read that title and not caught the typo until you pointed it out...

MatDonna said...

I can't help it, it's a compulsion.....I used to actually get paid to find typos, when I worked for the Meadow Lake Progress in Saskatchewan....;-)

...so you see, *I* used to embrace _payment_ for such things....;-)

franciskimberley said...

:) i was going to comment, that it sounded un-Ramona-like to be "embracing payment"...but then you WERE off to make the big bucks and all... hah. okay...now everything is right with my world again :)

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