Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy times...


Is this woman happy or what?
Originally uploaded by OriginalTwistedSpinster
Mike took this shot coming out of Anacortes, just before entering Swinomish Channel. Don't I look proud of myself? Note all the electronic gizmos on the dash.


I can't believe how great the trip journey to Friday Harbor was. We hit Deception Pass right at the end of slack tide, and I was on the bow taking video, waving to all the people on the bridge and hiking trails. (remind me to have the Roketman give me a freezeframe to blog!) We went the southern route below Lopez Island, and the water was uncommonly calm because we were leeward of the winds (the island was shielding that stretch of water).

Once we got to Friday Harbor, it was HOT - about 85F but it felt like 105F in the sun. I hit the bead store (don't remember the name but I'll look it up) and the yarn store - Island Wools. The poor woman inside was just plain wistful, because everyone was looking in the window and saying "It's too hot to knit!" (the clerk did giggle and perk up when I started answering them with "NO IT'S NOT!!")

Anyhoo, when we got back to the boat and were trying to open more windows, that's when I went out the door with a spectacular pratfall, landing on my upper lip and nose. sigh...

And I will need to have surgery. I had the appointment with the surgeon this morning, and after much dithering, we decided to have the surgery up here. We'll stay in a hotel tonight, have the surgery early tomorrow, be back in the hotel tomorrow night and we'll be back on the boat in time to see the fireworks on Thursday.

I've already put in my order for a tiara. I intend to be Queen of the Boat. The Roketman? Queen's Consort and Chief Cabana Boy.

4 Comments:

At 6:25 AM , Blogger Janice in GA said...

Does surgery mean you have a broken bone, or just ("just" - ha) something else that needs to be repaired?

Bummer...

 
At 7:00 AM , Blogger Ruth S. said...

Janice, it's a ruptured Achilles tendon. sigh...

It's not too badly ruptured, just needs to be fixed NOW or it won't heal right ever. And this is my GOOD leg!

 
At 3:35 PM , Blogger Erin said...

Crud Ruth! I kept thinking that all of the dpns would keep you out of surgery.

 
At 6:32 PM , Blogger marta said...

ok...I"ll just say this: You have my undying admiration for not letting this intrude upon your journey. Talk about trouper! or is that trooper? whatever - you are not only Queen of the Boat, you are are Queen of the Positive Attitude.

 

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