Monday, January 29, 2018

This past weekend brought some lovely springlike weather. It was a definite January thaw and I couldn't wait to get in some outdoor walking. 

Saturday was perfect. The temperature rose to 60 degrees and I had a chance to get out and take a short walk before some heavy rains moved in. 

I loved it and pretended that spring had arrived. 

After the overnight rains, Sunday was another perfect day for getting outside and walking. I waited until the afternoon when the sun was shining and the temperature was in the fifties. 

I dropped some food off for the deer that live in the woods behind my building and set off. 

I decided to walk through the field next to the woods. The ground was nice and squishy from all of the rain and the birds were flitting through the trees. I could see the bright reds of cardinals and hear their calls as I walked. 

Such contentment. 

When I left the field I set out on the sidewalk, and although there was a big puddle in front of me I decided that since my shoes were already wet I would just splash through it. 

From here on I am posting photos from a more pleasant walk
UGH!!! As soon as I took my first step I knew I had made a mistake. That innocent looking puddle was actually a slimy, slippery, muddy trap. 

I went sliding as if I was on ice and there was no where to catch myself. Down I went into that horrible puddle. 

Fortunately the only thing that was really hurt was my dignity. My coat and jeans were covered with that stinky muddy mess and I couldn't wait to get back to my apartment and get myself into the shower and my clothes into the washer. 

Thank goodness I didn't break any bones and the arnica I took seems to have warded off most of the bruising and muscle stiffness. 

I guess it will be back to mall walking for me for awhile, so that when spring weather does arrive I will be ready to hit  enjoy walking the sidewalks again.


  1. Oh girl, I've fallen over a tiny rock that turned my ankle. I'm so glad you weren't hurt!! I've been pretty lucky with my falls but it's something I try to be very careful of! No more mud puddles!

  2. Laura, Thankful you did not break anything. It was nice you got out for some fresh air. We live and learn, don't we? Some times at great expense. So glad you are ok. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  3. Oh no! I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell. I have to be careful when we hike. There are mossy areas that are slippery on some of the trails. You got some great photos to share! Hugs!

  4. I've done the same thing and I don't bounce as well as I used to.

  5. Oh no, Laura, that's awful - so glad you didn't really injure yourself, though!! Yuk!!

  6. I HATE when things like that happen. I am just glad that only your pride was hurt---that is easily fixable....as long as your neighbors didn't see it happen. lol Hope the mud came out of your clothes. Mud is hard to get out sometimes. xo Diana

  7. oh my gosh.. that fence post... what part of the country are you in! xoo another laura

  8. Glad you are ok Laura. It is amazing how the little innocent looking puddle can be a accident waiting to happen. I have tripped over my own two feet and took a tumble. Glad nothing broke. Have a great new week. Take it slow and easy with the walking!

  9. Oh that darned mud! Glad you were not hurt.. I'm so careful when I walk but it's always the little tiny innocent thing that causes the fall. Your photos are lovely and bet it WAS nice to walk through the field and hear the birds chirping. That's when I know spring is about to spring.... hearing all the happy birds! Marilyn

  10. Oh Laura... thank goodness you are okay!! Stay away from muddy puddles and enjoy your week.

  11. I'm so glad you didn't break anything! Hope you're not hurting too badly. Love the photos and it's always good to be outside...but the soft ground and puddles can be a hazard sometimes, so be careful!


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