Squirrel had left to go babysitting so when Pooldad and Wallene arrived home I went outside to get a good look at her present. Nice. Very nice. A little soap and water, some armor all and it will look brand new. YAY!
I asked Wallene to ride it to see how it felt. She hopped on but the seat was a bit high and she only rode it for a minute. After she dismounted I said to Pooldad that I was going to try it out. He just stared at me.
Me? Cane lady? Takes each step one at a time woman? The crip'? [I get to say it - it's my disease :)]
Big mistake. Big. HUGE. [Why Yes, yes I do channel Julia Roberts on an almost daily basis. Thank you.]
Getting on the bike wasn't much of a problem - the seat was a bit high for me too, but I am long legged - so I hopped aboard and slowly took off out of our driveway. I peddled up the hill about a half of a block, turned, coasted back towards the house turned again and pulled back into the driveway to my adoring family and a neighbor. Pooldad looked so happy that I could actually ride the bike [and not pass out, I think]. He started towards me as I stopped the bike. Before I could swing my leg around and dismount I lost my balance and fell smack dab onto the concrete driveway with the bike on top of me.
My glasses flew off, as did my hat and I had somehow managed to land on my left hip and scratch my left elbow, but had a huge scrape on my right knee. When I go down I cover ALL the bases - let me tell ya'. I laid there contemplating how best to get up while Pooldad tried to extract me from the bike. Poor Wallene and her lil' friend we just standing there, mouths open, not knowing quite what to do.
When I finally stood up [ouch] I turned to Wallene's lil' friend and said "Sorry about that Katie - but they seemed to have removed Mrs. Skippy's coordination while she was in the hospital." Pooldad just looked at me and shook his head as if to say "Coordination? What coordination? You never had any to begin with." [it's true]
I am fine - just a little banged up and with a baby bruise to the ol' ego, but for one minute, just one, I got to forget I am sick.
And THAT tadpoles? Was AWESOME!