In his book, Triggers, Marshall Goldsmith talks about how when we want to change ourselves, there is a statistically proven high probability that a low probability event will happen and derail our plans.
We’ve had ours for this year.
While taking sunrise pictures in Acadia National Park, my favorite boy toy slipped on some loose gravel and fell backwards, destroying his camera and lens, and tearing his tricep.
Thankfully, the camera and his backpack of lenses broke his fall. But it hasn’t been fun.
Apparently tearing your tricep is fairly uncommon. The bicep is more likely to be the one damaged. The day of his surgery, he was questioned by the nurses and anesthesiologists how he did it. He was a minor celebrity until they turned on the joy juice and then he was just out of it.
So we’ve been having fun! I’ve been working a lot of hours at my contract job – it’s tax season! – and having to do his chores in addition to mine, plus plan ahead what he might need that he can’t do on his own. The dogs, of course, can’t act up enough while he is unable to help care for them. It’s like having three little kids all the time.
The cast came off after a week and for now, he’s still healing before starting therapy. Thankfully the pain became manageable quickly, so he’s feeling good most days until the evening when his arm has had enough. There was no permanent damage – yippee! – but it will take a while to get back to normal again.
The hours on my job should cut back after this. I’m visiting my grandson and his parents right now and will have pictures to post after I get them off my iPhone and into my computer.
Here’s one though, showing a future Georgia Tech football player after eating all his oatmeal for his grandmother!
So life has been busy and full, with things to be grateful for. Once again, I have to be very careful how I prioritize my time, but that’s how it goes some months.
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.