Attitude Adjustment Time

It was a well thought out plan.  A little further drive than normal, my destination would be a perfect place to kayak and get to know the massive lake.  The "ride" would be an opportunity to get a few extra shots of the scenery and what it had to offer.  (Meanwhile, let me tell you now that my laptop was back in the hands of "the genius.")
Not all good plans come to fruition however.

Seeing my gear loaded, my excitement grew.  The kayak was, as usual, the last thing to be placed in my car.  

Call it fate.  Call it destiny. 
Call it what you will.
 Regardless of what we call it, it happened.  As I twisted/turned lifting the kayak, I felt a small pop in my rib cage.

That, my friends, was the end of my adventure!  I guess it was my body's way of telling me to "stop, slow down" because for a few days, inhaling deeply was very uncomfortable to say the least.  The sedate lifestyle for several days reminded me of one of my favorite Edward Abbey quotes:

."An indoor life is the next best thing to a premature burial." .

Putting the things planned on hold, I remained "home" for a few days.
  I had to because today I am participating in a "TLGV Members Only Paddle." 

Check this out...

"little tiny fish", I thought....

"making cute little shadows on the river bottom", I thought.

"WRONG...just bubbles to make me smile."

just seeing, saying, and sharing...

Attitude  Adjustment Time

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eileeninmd said…
Hello, pretty scenes and images. I have seen those bubbles before, did not know what they were. I thought it was bugs floating on the water. Happy weekend!
MadSnapper said…
LOVE the bubble/fish... and oh no on the POP in your side. R and R is the best thing for that.. hope it gets better so you can participate in your paddle
Silver bubbles in the sun....there has to be a poem in that. Hope the rib cage is functioning properly now.
Dang, hope you're all healed up quickly. I hadn't thought of Edward Abbey in a very long time. Maybe I'll go over and browse in the bookcase a bit.
Ann Thompson said…
Oh no on the pop. Hope all is better now. Love those bubbles in the water
James said…
Nice shots! I hope your rib is feeling better.
Sometimes, our best plans go awry, JP, and sorry to hear that's what happened to your kayaking ones. Hope you have been taking it easy and getting some rest. The bubbles were a surprise to me too.
NCSue said…
Love those tiny little fish - made me smile, too!
So sorry to hear about the snap crackle pop you've experienced. Heal fast!
Thanks for sharing at
Bee Lady said…
Oh my gosh I hope you heal quickly and get to kayak again soon.

Debbie said…
awww, how sad, your trip did not come to fruition!!

i LOVED that quote but sometimes an indoor life is necessary, not a choice. and it is only temporary....

this post reminded me that the last time i was at the beach, that i found a small fish washed up and i placed it back in the ocean!! your pictures are pretty, i have never seen those bubbles!!!

i'm happy you enjoyed my post, i see how you connected with it!! best wishes, i hope you heal quickly!!
carol l mckenna said…
Oh so glad you are better and did get a 'paddle' in within a few days ~ Certainly you got lovely photographs ~ ^_^

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Rambling Woods said…
My physical therapist found that my ribs move and one moves when I do something and then he uses some technique to move it back. Hurts! Hope you feel better... great photos..... Michelle
Angie said…
It doesn't always seem fair, but I find disappointments usually result in even more gratitude. It just takes a little while for it to sink in. For most of us, these disappointments are what my husband and I call "first-world problems". We do have SO MUCH for which to be thankful. I am grateful for your reminder.
betty-NZ said…
I can certainly relate to your 'adventure' (or lack thereof). The older I get the more certain I make sure I have a plan B or C! I do hope you feel better and get outside soon :)

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