Monday August 30th, 2010

Two non-threatening typhoons linger about. We've not had one come through Taiwan as of yet this year which is a bit unusual. Today could actually mark the first full rainy day we've had this month. I will miss the sun today and hope that it decides to grace us with its presence tomorrow ...

Making sense of things ...

Two months ago, I blogged about a strange man that lifted my broken leg in the elevator to examine it. A week or so after that, a Chinese blog about a family that jumped in my taxi without asking permission only my destination. During the journey, the man inquired about my injury while using his thumb to push into the fracture. I did not realize at the time that it was the same man.

Yesterday, as I was limping uphill on my way home from the pool, the man came over and asked if I'd remembered him from the taxi AND the elevator. How could I not? He told me his line of work, that being 推拿 or Chinese massage/acupuncture. It was hard to understand everything he said but I understood enough that it sparked curiosity.

Being a little hestitant, I posted a quick status update on Facebook and received some great notes in regards to other's experiences and knowledge.

I tried a session this afternoon and it wasn't bad. He was very gentle with my injured leg while being quite the opposite on the other ... yikes!

I plan to see him every day until I am able to hop back to my apartment solely on my left foot ... he said ten days which I find hard to believe.

That means one is down with nine to go ... bring it on!

I think I can ...

A friend brought to my attention that summer is nearing the end. In my world it's as though it's just begun.

May was spent indoors. June as well. July, too. That brings us to August. I find myself playing catch up and very grateful for three weeks of holidays in which to do so!

It's amazing how much I am able to accomplish in one day ... doctor's, Chinese class, the vet, a bit of shopping, some things around the house, the pool, a small workout and then the walk back.

Awesome! Take that, leg injury ...

Little Engine That Could

Levi 的一天 …

以前我寫過 Datsun 的一天,Levi 的一天比較難寫。我要試試看,是很好的練習。

每天 Levi 的活動都不同。每當我起床,它也跟著起床。我到洗手間去,它也跟著我去。我去廚房的時候,它常常在後面跟我說話,因為廚櫃裡有很多好吃的貓食,它像是怕我會忘了似的。



不在家的時候,我覺得它一定會陪著 Datsun 一起睡覺。它不喜歡寂寞的感覺吧。








如果我不要它去某個地方,它都偏偏要去。如果我不要它碰某個東西,它就偏偏要碰。Levi 其實是很親切的貓,可是有時候它有一點麻煩,所以這就是為什麼叫它「我的小麻煩」!

寫 Levi 的一天對我來說不容易。Datsun 天天差不多一樣,Levi 可不是!

Life in the fast lane ...

With a leg that still pains me, it's been hard to keep up. Each passing day and activity brings me strength.

The past few months have been a big stepping stone which took some creativity in getting over. Now that I am there, I look forward only to find another stone. This one much bigger than the last.

Curiousity of what is beyond keeps me motivated and focused.

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping ~ Chinese Proverb

Throwing it out there ...

I love the way technology opens the world up from the comfort of your own home.

I've been receiving random emails this year from people in all corners of the world requesting to use my photos or quotes from my blog. One lady tracked me down from an image credit on a site that is currently using my photo. Check it out!

This meal was one of the more memorable ones from my time in India!

I am thankful for the recognition as no one asked for my permission to repost. It's great to know that some of my work is out there without my knowledge and is being seen and enjoyed! Awesome!

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. ~ Ansel Adams

Friday August 6th, 2010

8am and already 32° ... today marks the first day being back on my Vespa after fourteen weeks of taking taxis. Woohoo! TGIF!

Wednesday August 4th, 2010

Having the ability to walk has been surreal. Visually, I see me doing it but I still lack feeling in different areas of my lower leg so it seems as though I'm not really the one in control. Walking is definitely like riding a bike ... one never forgets. It's obvious that a bit of time has passed since I've enjoyed the pleasure as I find myself uncertain at times.

My goal was to be back on my Vespa at the start of August. It didn't quite work out that way. It was an easy decision as my health is more important than the need to ride.

Each passing day allows me to go a few steps further at a quicker pace. I've resorted to living my life on a different time than most ... everything soars by me which leaves me wondering what the rush is all about. I know it won't be too long before I find myself in the fast lane.

If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish ~ Charles Dickens