It has been a busy two weeks...very busy.
Let's us not forget that I have been housebound for four days (yes 4 days) thank you Ole Man Winter. Thank goodness I have the ability to work from home so I did not have to take vacation or personal time. We started Tuesday with a nice ice storm. On Friday - the ice storm was followed by 6 inches of snow. So - we basically had 6 inches of snow on top of ice. I discovered that it wasn't even safe to walk out to my mailbox to check the mail because my house in on a bit of an incline. Needless to say - I did a few sliding tricks on my way to check the mail.
Then comes Saturday - sweet...sweet Saturday with the temps going up...up...up and before you know it we are in the 50's and the snow and ice is melting *yippee*
Until Sunday - and Sunday lunch. Considering that this city has about 100K few more people than usual (thank you Super Bowl 45) we decided to go north to lunch - the HEB area.
Not even thinking twice - I walk to the sidewalk after getting out of the car - not even noticing that the sidewalk was covered in ice. Down I go...down and hard. Let me tell you - that ice was COLD!
While most people might have been upset or mad at the restaurant for not taking better care of their sidewalk - I was one person full of gratitude. I was so lucky that I didn't break anything. I will probably be sore tomorrow but I will also be thankful that my bones are intact as of today!
It is the smallest of things to be grateful for but I am so thankful and blessed that I can find the ability to say a prayer of gratitude for this not being a serious fall.