This weekend I was fortunate in that I was able to complete my Financial Give-Back Challenge from Carla. A lady that works at the curling club I throw out of has been away from work with an injury that will see her out for the rest of the year. As such, the club put together a bonspiel that allowed us to help the club out for the Ontario Scotties starting today, as well as raise some money to help this woman out.
So, I was able to give back by giving to the cause, and in return I was able to help the club out and play on some world class ice! Win-Win-Win for Sunday!
Now we get to the not-so-winning part.
During this bonspiel, found a patch of ice that was particularly slippy and slammed my body down onto it. In literally the blink of an eye, I went from standing, getting myself prepared to throw, to down on all fours, stunned.
At a certain age, the bounce factor leaves and is replaced with the bone-jarring factor. I'm at that age. I didn't bounce. Instead, I landed in a heap, on all fours, and now everything feels like I need to oil it. Thankfully I protected the shoulder that was injured in the car accident last year, so of all the parts of my body, my left arm and shoulder feel like normal, while my right feels like everything has grown three sizes and doesn't want to move.
Ice, over a concrete pad is hard. Ice period is hard. I'm so lucky I didn't land on my butt with potential for hitting my head. Landing on all fours means I can control the head-to-ice factor, and having a week off to recover before I start playing again is going to be exactly what I need.
Needless to say I feel like the tin man today, requesting an oil can.
In other news, I'm working half days this week, so I can volunteer for the week. Give-back just keeps going =)
The closet will be tidied up at some point tonight, as I was working on my purge challenge as well. And, I've nearly completely recovered my dining room table from being a catch-all.
Week 3 challenges are complete. And thank goodness because this is the busiest week of the year for me.