Monday, July 13, 2009

Camping, A Visit with Friends, and a Trip to the Emergency Room


Well, some of you knew I was going camping. And although I admit I was a bit skeptical, we had great weather and a great trip. I truly enjoyed myself the 2 nights we camped. This was my first time camping, and we went with friends which added to the fun. The boys did the cooking, which is always a treat for me. Doesn't this sunset entice you to visit Michigan? Our state is very beautiful and although our economy isn't great right now, tourism still seems to be thriving. If you would love to see beautiful beaches, come to Michigan.

Buddy, as I knew he would, loved camping. He was busy the entire time and a happy camper. He even ate especially well.


When we left the campgrounds, we were not too far away from friends. So, we stopped by their house, and stayed with them through the weekend. We had a great time there, too, and even went to another beach.
I took this picture so you can all appreciate the length and thickness of Buddy's eye lashes and the cuteness of his nose with the freckles he has befriended. Isn't he just perfect?




The last day we were there, I misstepped coming out of their house, and down I went. By that night, I couldn't put any pressure on my left foot. So, on our way home, Mr. Dandelion suggested we needed to stop for an xray. Can I just say that the ER nurses were just the nicest group of people? We were in and out of there in less than an hour and a half....and the only reason that we were there that long was the x-rays? They said the x-rays looked fine, so off to home we went to unpack. Poor Mr. Dandelion ended up doing all of the unpacking, and starting the laundry. Mr. Dandelion even ended up carrying me over his shoulder down the hall to bed when I couldn't bear to stand on it at all. Then Mr. Dandelion banged my foot into the bedroom door...oh yes, he did. He told me I should have been watching it....and I asked him how I would watch it hanging backwards, upside down on his back. Good grief.

I was in a sour mood having just escaped the couch from that pneumonia episode, I was afraid I would return to it for some time. Luckily, when I woke up this morning I was actually able to walk a bit....I have taken it extremely easy and I hope the sprain continues to improve each day. Mr. Dandelion thinks I am a walking time bomb these days, perhaps he is right.

14 comments:

Carol said...

That's hilarious your husband carrying you on his shoulder. We would have loved to see a picture of that. And your sore foot banging into the door is too funny, oh sorry it's painful I know but you have to admit a bit comical. Take it easy and get better soon. First time camping huh, your son looks like he's having a great time.

Cheryl said...

Wow, take care of yourself! But I'm glad you had a good time camping.

Loralynn said...

Oooh, ouch! I actually winced when I read that you hit your foot while being carried to bed! Poor baby! Hope you heal quickly!

Carol said...

Take care of that ankle...a sprain takes a long time to really heal...I had a bad sprain last November...there are still times if I push to hard I get a twinge...I back off right away. Take care!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope your ankle makes a quick recovery - sprains can be very painful! Despite all that, it is great you enjoyed your camping adventure.

Sheri Howard said...

I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago. I went to the Chiropractor for something else, he adjusted my foot...I could walk out of his office. Just a thought!

Vickie E said...

I want my husband to carry me like that!! I hope you are ok.

Dawn said...

Good grief, Dandy! I'm going to cringe & close my eyes everytime I see a new post from you -- has something bad happened to her again???.....

Take care of yourself! Or Mr. Dandy is going to have one sore back!

Vanessa said...

Hope your sprain improves quickly, shame your trip had to end that way.

Cheryl said...

So glad you had such a wonderful trip. And that Buddy is the sweetest ever, and those amazing eyelashes WOW....Poor Mr.D just trying to help you out....OUCH!!! Take care of yourself.

Richard and Jean said...

Hi. I have a blog at www.picturecamping.com where I feature people's posts about camping, and I would like to send my readers your way. Of course I would give you credit for quotes and would link back to your site.

Thanks for considering this,

Jean B. in SC

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OH no you poor thing. I know all about that falling down stuff. lol I've been on the ground more than upright lately. I'm glad nothing was broke.
Your little guy is adorable!!

Mrs Quilty said...

That is such a funny story (not that you are hurt but your way of telling), especially the part of him telling you you should have been watching not to get your foot hurt! Men!!! Getting hurt sure puts a damper on quilting....get well soon!!

PunkiePie said...

You had a great time camping but ended up in the ER. I hope you're feeling better now!