Monday, September 15, 2008

Hello

OK, so you know when we last talked, I was headed out the door to do some thinking on that mean mowing machine, otherwise known as my "think tank".

Some have wondered. Here is my story but first I will tell you that I'm OK.

I did the round and round thing for about 2 and a half hours. On this day due to the rain showers I had decided I would need to do it all. That generally takes me about 4 and a half to 5 hours. I didn't want to.

To make a long story short, this is the back side of our tank dam and up there where the white 'X' is....well that is where I got caught up in some underbrush or vine or stump or something. And as I was obviously in day-dream mode, I did a stupid thing.

And ended up down here at the bottom where the black 'X' is .....with the big mean mowing machine on top of me. Yep, I flipped it going backwards about ninety-nine miles an hour and picking up speed. I remember going past the little sapling just to the right of the white 'x' and I remember that I was on two wheels and I remember knowing that the machine had the best of me. I must have closed my eyes and my ears too because I can't remember seeing or hearing anything after that. I remember feeling my head hit. But I don't know where, front or back or side. I felt the hot oil running on my gloved hand. And I immediately started screaming, "help me! help me! help me!" I remember thinking that I didn't even know I could scream that loud. It is true, that an amazing number of thoughts run through your mind at a time like this and it is true that you get some kind of extra strength. While I was trying to get out from under it, I was thinking, "if I do get this thing off of me, how will I ever get to the house." I knew K was inside the house and could not possibly hear me or see me but I kept screaming anyway. While I kept screaming, I wondered if neighbors several pastures over might hear me. Anyway, with my right hand and leg pinned down, I could not budge it with my left hand. Not even the smallest bit. Then I realized my left leg was free and I could feel the mower deck or foot rest or something. I remember thinking it was a real solid something under my foot, all the while still screaming, "help me" and I realized that I could get leverage enough to budge it up and pull my body out. There I was sprawled out like a dead man when I heard the 4-wheeler crank and I knew my knight in shinning armor was on the way. He just happened to step out the back door and heard me.
Nothing broken. My leg from the knee up was a beautiful palette of primary colors. Now the bruises are more like the secondary purples and greens. My sun glasses cut my forehead but that is all healed. Everything still feels best if I am laying down or standing up. Where my body bends when I sit....hurts. That would be my knee and my rear.
This is a little something I was working on before I went out to think that Sunday. When the time is right, I will show you the rest of it. But today, I just needed to see the message. I hope to be back later this week, but we are going to be out of town this weekend so.....you know what that means. No ART.
Enough for now,
Sharon

34 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Sharon! I am so glad you are ok!! That looks like a pretty steep hill!!!

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  2. oh my sharon!!! Thank goodness you were not hurt any worse, get better soon xx

    PS Hmmm maybe i dont want to use the ride on mower when we move :))

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  3. Sharon...oh, my goodness. How scarey! I am so glad you are okay, but I know you are very, very sore. Please let us know how you are, because I believe you will be hurting more than you know right now....
    Hugs to you my friend.

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  4. OMG Sharon.....you could have been killed:( Isn't it amazing how resilient our bodies are....considering what we put them through! So glad you are O.K. and that the cuts and bruises were minor! I can't even believe that you spend 5 hours cutting your yard!!!! WOW, that is quite a yard. Stay safe and have fun this week-end:D

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  5. Oh!!!Sharon, I am so happy that you did not brake any bones...or worse.
    You are amazing, spending five hours on a riding mover to move your lawn...your lawn must be huge...Texas style :)

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  6. Mama mia, Sharon!! Take it easy for a few days....I'll handle the thinking for a while. No charge.

    So happy tohear you're not seriously hurt!

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  7. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAYY!! You are like the amazing super strong woman of the year to me!!! Tell me, were you more scared that p'd off or vice versa? Goodness gracious girl you must be one hurting puppy...I was getting a tad worried, but never in a million years imagined you were in a knock down with the mower. Rest up and take it easy. I'm sending healing thoughts your way.

    xo Rella

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  8. You are super woman! And lucky that you escaped with minor injuries. That was scary!
    Take it easy and let yourself heal.
    Have a great weekend and rest. The art will be there when you recover.
    And so will we!
    xo suze

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  9. Sharon, I KNEW something was wrong! It has just been too long since you posted. And, now I hear this! Good grief!!! It's a wonder you weren't hurt permanently. You are too important to us to go out there doing silly things like mowing the tank dam. What were you thinking, you funny girl? I am so glad to hear that you are better. Have a safe trip this weekend and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! Pat

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  10. Ouch! So glad you are alright after that - must have been a bit scary.

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  11. So glad you weren't hurt Sharon! 5 hours of mowing could put anyone into a daze! I'm imagining some wonderful art will come of this.

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  12. Amazing! Your previous post said "I Dare You"... but I didn't think the dare was going to be a wild ride on a mowing machine.

    Hope you heal quickly. Recovery from being whacked around like that can take time.

    Darla

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  13. Oh Sharon, I am so glad you survived this ordeal and werent too badly injured. Must have been scarey???
    I too am sporting cuts and bruises after the weekend...had a little blackout and hit the ground face first (which hurts!!!). Grazed forehead, greenstick fracture to the nose, nice cut across the bridge of my nose and various grazing...I think we would make a good pair at the moment!
    Hope you are feeling OK and your bruises and bumps dont affect your weekend away.

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  14. That thing ain't no race car. Be careful!! I'm glad you are on the mend. I have been missing posts on your blog.

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  15. Talk about making lemonaid...I don't know that I would be using the think tank anymore for such deep thoughts, lol! Glad that you are ok and you kept your wits about you! K is SUCH a REAL man!

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  16. I was wondering about you, Sharon. Thank goodness that you weren't hurt any worse or killed. Glad you're healing ok and it's good to have you back. :) Enjoy your weekend! Sharon in TN

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  17. You poor thing - get all better now please.
    xo

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  18. I knew something was amiss but did not know what it was. In fact I checked your blog yesterday to see if you said you were going out of town but no mention at all. So yes I was a little concerned since you always post on the weekend when you are home. I am glad to hear that you are ok. You deserve an Art week after that ordeal. We all missed you.
    Take Care of yourself.... Kate

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  19. Oh dear!! So thankful your knight happened out and heard you at the proper time!! (((Sharon)))

    Did you just get yourself out of the job from now on? Or do you enjoy it anyway?

    Cheers for a speedy recovery!

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  20. Sharon, My goodness Woman!
    That sounded so scary and I am glad you were not hurt any worse...
    Hope you will be feeling better soon and hope you will enjoy your weekend away..
    Brenda

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  21. Glad you are all better...What a scary thing to happen.

    Take care...

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  22. Holy Cow woman!! You surely don't need to be on those trails we were on if you did that on the mower..glad your ok!!!

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  23. This must have been very painful, I am glad you are on the mend....That looks like a bad place to be. Hugs, Mary

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  24. This must have been very painful, I am glad you are on the mend.... this could have been a real disaster. That looks like a bad place to be. Hugs, Mary

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  25. oh my goodness! i am glad you are ok ! that's quite a scare!!!

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  26. Oh, what a traumatic ordeal! Please take the time to mend and heal. Sending healing thoughts your way!!

    Isabella

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  27. OH MY!!!!Hope you're on the mend. You're lucky that something worse didn't happen. Have you thought of selling the mower and turning your area into a prairie????

    I cringe every time my DH gets on one of those things.We Have a very steep incline in our front yard next to the walkway. The last time my honey mowed, part of that sidewalk got mowed as well! A huge chunk is gone.

    Feel better,
    Carolyn

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  28. You poor thing! I am glad you are doing better! What an ordeal. I think I will keep letting my teenaged son do the lawn:-)

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  29. Wow, Sharon, that was a close call! I am so glad you were'nt hurt any worse than you were...and sorry that you were hurt at all. Hope you're feeling fine soon.

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  30. Oh lordy is there anything worse than scaring yourself half to death ??? I think not. I'm glad to hear that you are not seriously hurt. Take it easy and uh ... maybe next time only use the mower for half the time (it's capable of lulling you into a false sense of security and we can't have that nooo !!!) Or better yet let someone else mow for you.

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  31. Oh hugs to you Sharon
    So pleased you are ok
    xxxxxMarelle (Australia)

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  32. OMGoodness Sharon.
    I've been so busy and just now getting a chance to blog hop and didn't expect this! I hope you are doing well my friend!! Take care of yourself!!
    Blessings,
    Sandy

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  33. OMG, Sharon! That incident could have had a much nastier outcome so I'm glad you just got away with some bruises. OUCH on the pain part though. (((Hugs)))

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