Today after my lunch yard duty, when I was just barely home, a near-by new friend and her boys (also home schoolers) stopped by and invited us out for a bike ride.
I decided to forgo my lunch (only had crackers and cheese at that point) and the kids and I ran out to bike. What I didn’t notice is that Dh loosened DD’s training wheel on the one side.
DD was really lagging behind so I decided to do what we normally do and I grabbed her handle bar and we took off and caught up. I was thrilled to not hear the sounds of her training wheel and her balance was excellent.
So naturally we’d just hit gravel, still going kind of fast, I let go of her handle bar. I could almost feel her falling instantly and reached out to try and get her handle bar back.
Only she tipped toward me and very quickly wiped out my bike. I went flying forwards and took off the bottom lower portions of my hands, near the wrists. It isn’t too bad now, mainly a messy gravelly shredded mass of skin.
What totally embarrassed me is that because I hadn’t eaten much I fainted several times in a row and then ended up with the ‘shock shakes.’
My son and her eldest son had to race home with the DD’s and my bike and get my husband as I wasn’t able to stay upright for more than a few seconds. Naturally I tried to get up and check on my daughter but kept fainting!
I distinctly remember telling her I had better be able to knit because I wanted to finish my hat!
My daughter has a large bruise but thankfully my reaching out kind of threw her off toward the grass and she has been bouncy and active all afternoon.
My DH took me home and made me Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches. After about 1/2 an hour I had to quick check if I could still knit! But since my finger tips are fine, just the pads of my hands are raw, I managed to finish of my hat I started last night…
Anyhow, there’s my afternoon!
Its nice to know that when I’m laying on a gravel road, half in a mud puddle and I can’t move because I keep fainting I keep my priorities straight!