Monday, October 7, 2013
Aching All Over!
What a week! My grandson broke his arm -- another playground accident, and just a short time after injuring his eye. Not a good month for the little guy! He was most upset about missing cello practice but they were able to tape the bow to his splint and he soldiered through. What amazing perseverance, I have a lot to learn from him!
This was also the weekend for my Search and Rescue Operations training, which included night searches, navigation, and a bunch of other stuff that was all new to me. We spent about 16 hours in the field, which was actually a forested area with a lot of underbrush, searching day and night for clues. The leaves are turning and falling, and the forest was absolutely beautiful, despite the rain. The night searches were magical, with different sounds and smells and the sight of our flashlights scanning through the woods. There were slippery leaves, mud and forest critters, and it was hard to ignore the sheer beauty of it to focus on clue finding. In our classroom we saw (and rescued) a very large wolf spider, something I'd never seen before.