Scary Sunday & Happy Mama’s Day!

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and moms-to-be and especially my own mama, who is just the most amazing mom in the world! I love you, Sue 🙂

<–This pic was taken while getting ready for our wedding, 11/18/2006 — it’s one of my fave candid shots of us.

Sorry I’ve been MIA recently … there’s just a lot going on and nothing going on at the same time if that makes sense, so it makes blogging kinda challenging.

Nothing is wrong and I’m doing fine and actually have been listening to my body more and everything… but I just am not inspired to write the way I usually am — sorry! Hopefully I’ll find my mojo again soon!

Anyway, I had to share this little story from this morning.

Yesterday was FREEZING here … like seriously cold. So I should have thought about this but at 6 a.m. (on a Sunday) I was half-awake, sans glasses or contacts, and grumpy when I went to let Rocco out, and — ugh — slipped on the stairs of our deck which were covered in a thin layer of frost.

I went flying — pup in hand — and landed smack on my back on the edge of a hard stair. Aside from Rocco also going flying,  crying and trying to scamper back up the stairs away from me and the scene of the “crime”, I lay at the bottom dumb-founded and crying. I’m definitely clumsy but this was just ridiculous.

My husband was inside asleep so when I came in hysterical he woke up and tried to calm me down, but I was shaken. Aside from the obvious fear of the damage I did to my back (I’m guessing it’s going to be black and blue within a day or two) … with animals, the most important thing for them is to develop trust … and I worry I might have tarnished that trust. While massaging my lower back (where I’d gotten smashed) my husband  promised I didn’t lose Rocco’s trust … but I’ll be honest–it concerns me.

So today was a reminder to slow. it. down. I could have gotten seriously hurt, and the thought of that really freaked me out.

I learned my lesson for today … and will try to remember to slow. it. down. That was something Dr. G. and I talked about in therapy and it seems I needed a reminder today — and it was quite literal!

This morning’s experience truly gave me pause … and I have the bruises as a painful reminder.


7 thoughts on “Scary Sunday & Happy Mama’s Day!

  1. Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about your fall. Yikes! Luis is right – Rocco will not lose his faith in you over this. He was probably just worried about his mama.

    Take your time. You’re doing what’s right for you and that’s what matters. Love ya!

  2. oh girl i am so sorry for your accident!! but i have to say, i couldnt help but smile a little bit as i read your story tonight. you have recently shared not feeling motivated or energized or even caring to do “routine” exercising…and not really knowing why.

    i wonder if God’s plan for you here was for you to truly practice listening to your body and resting it BEFORE you were going to need the extra rest…maybe now you have extra stores to heal your back better?

    just some random thoughts as a blog reader.

    anyways, hope you do heal very quickly.

    1. Thanks Clare … no kidding, it does seem to be a bit of Murphy’s Law going on! I did enjoy a nice long walk with hubby and Rocco last night 🙂

  3. Aww, hugs! Don’t worry about losing your pup’s trust! They are SO intuitive and I’m sure he knows that you didn’t do it on “purpose.”

    Hope everything is going well for you.

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