Thursday, April 21, 2011

All About Attitude

I recognized my shoes on the upper shelf of the closet, taunting me.
Try it.
I found my shorts in the drawer, teasing me.
You'll like it.
I noticed the layer of dust on Petunia's seat, mocking me.
It's been a while.
I saw the tire pump peeking from beneath a pile of garage debris, watching me.
Ya scared?
Admittedly, I was a little scared. It had been nine long weeks since I'd attempted such a feat.

Nine long weeks and
--an introduction to a funny word--scaphoid--and a new world.
--six weeks in a cast.
--three weeks in a full-time brace.

But me? I'm a country girl at heart. I remember the first time I fell off a real horse--I was very young and very small and my brother and I slid off the back of our homeward-bound Lady as she too-quickly turned the corner to the barn.

What I don't remember? When I got back on that horse.  But I did. And I lived.

Me and Petunia, we're like Willie Nelson--
On the road again.

I need to find his Pandora station.

Linking up to A with Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday.
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23 comments:

  1. clearly I missed something not visiting you for a while, I am going to have to go back and catch up...I am glad you got back on the bike though!!!

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  2. Yay! Enjoy your rides and the freedom they bring!

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  3. Wow I'm impressed :) I haven't caught up with all your recent posts yet....but is your cast off already? It feels too soon still. If it's still on, then I definitely have to give you extra kudos for riding a bike with a cast on your hand!

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  4. My favorite part of this post? The picture. You are a crazy lady!

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  5. Great read! I am anxious to read backwards - see what I missed!!
    ~d

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  6. good for you!!! Glad that things healed exactly like they were supposed to! I am sure you are glad to be done with the cast!

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  7. Thatta girl!
    I still can't get on the horses without thinking, "Am I going to get thrown again today?"
    That cast will soon become a distant memory.

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  8. Glad you're back up on that bike again!

    =)

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  9. Love the post! And loved the picture even more :)

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  10. Oh good for you! (and Willy, I just love that man)...

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  11. Glad you are up for wonderful spring rides!

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  12. Can you share some of that attitude with me? please? Way to go!

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  13. Jen you shame me. I need to get out one of the twins (Matching his and hers bikes) and pump up the tires and take her around the block for a test drive. It's been longer that eight weeks for me!
    Enjoy the wind in your hair!~Ames

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  14. I'm just testing something.

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  15. I wish I still had a bike. When I was younger it was one of my greatest pleasures. GOOD POST!!!!

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  16. Love it, love the taunting from the shoes, shorts and Petunia. Great write. Stop in & read A is for Animal

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  17. It must feel great to be out and about after your time in a cast/brace.

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  18. love the shot.

    the title is perfect.
    Happy Sunday.

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  19. Oh hooray, hooray!

    I actually gulped when I saw you were writing about Petunia. I'm glad you did it. I can only imagine how your heart was pounding!

    Be gentle on Petunia and yourself...you've gone through a lot!

    Thanks for taking us along on your amazing journey into getting back on the horse that bit ya!

    A+

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