Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Week of Highs and Lows


This week we've had some interesting events! Dont worry we have pictures to illustrate. First, on Tuesday Joe Joe was walking around (minding her own business) and then all of a sudden she sat down with severe pain in her foot. Thinking it would just go away she tried to shrug it off. The next evening the bruises came, and then by Friday her foot was black and blue. She decided to see a doctor. (The trip there was adventure enough with getting lost three times, asking four people for directions, and even stopping at a gas station to call the office from a pay phone. How many people still use pay phones?!?) Anyway, the doctor said that she has a stress fracture. He said it could be caused by any number of things such as walking or exercising more and wearing new shoes.
Here is a picture of the bruise two days after it first showed up, so it doesn't do justice to the nastiness of the bruise.

Then on Thursday Michael had the great fortune of watching (and then catching) a chicken run around with its head cut off. He took a class that showed how to kill and pluck or a skin a chicken. Those with weak dispositions would not do well with the pictures or videos he took! Dont worry we will not be showing those due to the graphic nature of such images!!

Then today we went to the river with some friends we have made here and their child. It is so cool, there are large rocks that you can climb on and jump from. In between some of the rocks are small rapids. You could, theoretically, walk all around from one side of the river to the other without getting wet. I say theoretically because all except for Michael got wet. Joe Joe took the first fall. She was trying to cross from one boulder to another. She stepped on some moss and her feet slid right out from under her, and she slid into some churning water between two boulders. Admittedly, it was a little scary, but she handled it like a pro and was able to laugh it off and learn from her mistake! Our friends fell in a little later, leaving only Michael. He said he preferred to stay dry!

Here are some pictures of us at the river (or in it). We had such a fun day! Now we are getting very excited to see Kentucky and Arkansas. OOOOOOOOHHHHHH
C! A! T! S! CATS! CATS! CATS!






Swahili word for the day is mto (make an "m" sound and then say "toe") it means river.

7 comments:

Nick said...

The best two sentences of your blog so far:

Then on Thursday Michael had the great fortune of watching (and then catching) a chicken run around with its head cut off. He took a class that showed how to kill and pluck or a skin a chicken.

Paul said...

Did Michael hold the chicken with napkins like he does with Buffalo wings?
-paul

Kara Joy said...

Joe Joe, maybe your foot is finally splitting in two.

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Paul - Ha, no, it had feathers! Same thing as napkins right?

Kara - plop plop, plop plop

Anonymous said...

I always knew exercise was bad for you. I've never got a stress fracture sitting on the couch. although my behind has a crack in it.

Bub~

Travis said...

I remember chasing headless chickens as a kid growing up on the farm. I once helpd my dad pluck the feathers from a goose and every time we pushed down, the goose honked. Funny and traumatic all at the same time. I'm sure that this new skill of yours will come in handy!

Joe Joe, hope your foot feels better!

~Sarah W.

Anonymous said...

EEWWW!! Kara, that is so gross.... wait, Joe, check your rear! 'O' You might have a tail!!!

Jenni

napkins, tee hee, yeah...