Tuesday, May 05, 2009

That's what Avery would call an "Ow-y"


In a recent post, I ended with a note about how "I love to feel the earth beneath my feet. Cool, scratchy blades of grass make my toes happy." This is true. I love walking barefoot in summer, but it is not without its perils. A splinter from my deck, a sharp stone under foot - each year, I risk inevitable injury for the pleasure of romping around in shoeless bliss.

This year, my undoing -- yes, I've been undone and it wasn't even May yet! -- was the stump of a dying shrub I cut down late last summer. Now hidden under the grass that filled in around it, I stomped down on it, Max in tow, and promptly fell to the ground, cursing and in considerable pain, with Max tugging at his leash. I now have two sizable wounds in the arch of my right foot, and I'm stocked up on bacitracin and bandaids!

...but this is one lesson I refuse to learn. I will be romping around barefoot on my lawn again in no time. Who knows, maybe I'll find a ground hive!!!

6 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Ouch! That must have hurt! Sorry! But; I'm with you when it comes to walking barefoot in the grass! There's nothing like it! Hope your wounds are not hurting so at this writing. xxoo

Saucy Chick Sherry said...

Sorry to hear of your "ow-y". I too always love to be barefoot. Something about our little piggies (toes) that like to be free and wiggle. Smiles and quick recovery to you and your family.

Liz Ness said...

OH! I'm writhing in sympathy pain over here! Feel better soon!

julie king said...

i'm right there with you, kerri!! i've gone barefoot outdoors my entire life and i have the bent bones on my little toes to show for it. i think i've both of them at least 3 times. hope you mend soon!

btw, if my son had been a girl the name i had picked out was kerri. lol

Pamela Taylor said...

Kerri,
Your art is so beautiful. I have really enjoyed your blog and I prayers are up from me for Avery and your family. What a beautiful child! Our world stopped on a dime a few weeks ago, as Tim McGraw so aptly worded it, and I know the power of prayer.
You express yourself so beautifully in your art and it really touches me.
Pamela

Robyn said...

Ooo your foot must have been sore! There's nothing quite like walking barefoot on green grass.....but beware the hidden ow-y.