Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Odd One Out

Cutesy, little, fun encaustic piece.
Odd One Out

Speaking of fun...
The kids and I went for a walk on a local trail.
We spotted a vine that hung from the trees across the trail.
My son tried it first.

Darling Daughter was second.

Doesn't it look fun? Yeah! That's what I thought.

This is me thinking I'm young and light like a child!
I grab the vine, head up the little hill...

What you don't see is me lying flat on my back on the
right side of the path!!! Oh the vine worked alright. 
I didn't get enough height so I yanked real hard trying to
pull myself higher. SMASH!!!! Down went the vine.
Down I went. Flat on my back lying in the ditch on the
on the right side of the path. It knocked the breath out of me,
jolted my neck and cut up my arm! Am I getting too old for this stuff? Never! I got right back up and laughed my butt off!
My son (bless his heart) came rushing over out of concern.
If it would have been my oldest, he would have seen this as
the perfect photo op!!! Can't say that I would blame him!

"You cannot always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you must dare to jump. Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one wait forever."   ~ Mark Twain (I believe)


John said...

Good for you Nacherluver. Great that your inner child is alive and well if somewhat bruised......:)

Laura said...

Yes...Warrior Woman of the Woods...swings again...love..that will be remembered by you kids and your back side probably for a while.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMG!!! I have swung on the old wild grape vines SOOOO many times when I was younger; had totally forgotten until I read this post!
And yes, I would have been plunging forward to swing~~no doubt with the same results!
Glad you're still in one piece.
Welcome to the Wild Womens Club! (we're *swingers*....LOL!!!)


Glenn Stenson said...

Jungle Jane, Tarzan will save from the ditch. Odd one out? Well, you were the third, out of breath and ended up on the right, just like that red button, third one on the right.

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