I got my Arnica gel in the mail yesterday and it couldn't have come at a better time. Last night I did the silliest thing. I was heading to bed with a glass of water, but wanted to give Jack a little hug before bed. He sleeps in the living room. It was dark and I tripped over something, couldn't stop my fall and landed hard. Glass everywhere and somehow the water shorted out a circuit and we now have no power in the living room. I was in a fog when Alex told me but he said he'll take care of it today.
Anyway, I have bruises on my bruises, my pinky finger, left wrist and big toe feel broken...though they are likely just sprained. If they still ache in a few days I'll drag myself to the emergency room...but the idea leaves me unmotivated. I don't know how it is in your neck of the woods, but here in Quebec, an emergency room visit is MINIMUM 12-14 hours wait (if you're lucky). I feel more like a fool than anything! How can someone with so much walking experience trip over something and fall so hard? 😕
But I'm happy to say the Arnica gel WORKS FAST. Wow. I wish I'd had this lovely gel a long time ago! Thanks again to everyone who recommended it, it's FABULOUS!
Since I can barely hobble, the dogs didn't get their walk this morning, but the huskies are happy outside in the rain...I don't know how they can be so comfy!
Jack is taking a day off too...hiding under the covers on the couch, waiting for me to call him up to bed. So today will be a "feeling sorry for myself" day while I'm in bed and letting Alex take care of me! ;)
Good news though! The peas are coming up.
As are the pumpkins! The only seeds still hiding are the spring onions, which may take another 6-15 days; and the Roma tomatoes, again could take 14 more days (those are the seeds I found in the basement). I'm looking out the window and I guess I'm grateful right now that the weather is still cool and rainy because I'm in no shape to dig or plant. If anything, it's good timing...how's that for a positive spin? :)
Good and bad news...our winter tires are shot. Our mechanic warned us to get some new ones in the fall. They came used with the car and we knew this day was coming. So we're budgeting for studded winter tires for October. After our experience in March with the car slipping backwards down that icy mountain, we knew it was time, but I guess we were in denial because it's so darn expensive! Minimum a thousand including taxes, if we want rims too, sigh. Oh well, that's life right? But...this leaves me with 4 empty tires that haven't been sitting in a dirty, ash-tray-smelling garage forever! I think I'm going to plant potatoes after all! :) I found these cute ideas on Pinterest for painting them:
I have to get to the Veseys Seed website to place my order soon! I'll likely only get my planter potatoes in June though, but that's fine by me, it'll give me time to paint the tires and figure out where to put them. :) So, I guess the lesson here is that from bad always comes good, if you look for it. :)