My wife departed after work last Friday not for home but for a weekend at Triathlon camp. She was attending the C+C Triatlete Factory held every spring at Camp Wakonda in Mossville, IL. The weekend weather couldn't have been better and everything seemed to be going swimmingly when we spoke on Saturday. If you want to improve your race and want a great excuses to hang out in a cabin all weekend, this is just the ticket. For the record, had I told my wife me and the guys were going camping for the weekend to hone our running skill she would have been hard pressed not to fall on the ground laughing. For good reason, I seem to lack the credibility she does.
Of course, back on planet P. I was busy being the nurturing caregiver, diligently tending the kids while Shev
Sunday came and we headed for lunch at One World and then to the show. On my way out the door, the cell phone rang. It was Shev telling me not to worry. She'd had a pretty bad wipe out and was heading to the emergency room. After the initial relief of not having to go to the play, I started to worry. When I saw the arm, it only reaffirmed the appropriateness of last nights movie. She was diagnosed with a dislocated elbow with a fractured radial head. Bottom line. Yuck!!!!
Before you call it the most senseless and random of accidents. Say to yourself as I said to myselves, why, did she do this? If I consider Occam's razor, I must reason that it is a perfectly planned event promoting a great cause.
But perhaps not everyone is trained, as I am, in Aristotelian logic. Some may have misunderstood the gory spectacle, made hasty conclusions and called out, in strong, clear voices, "Holy," and then a participle and a noun. Others may have addressed a quizzical exclamation to the skies, wondering, "What the," and then the same participle converted to a noun. But not I. For I know how badly she dislikes changing that box.
Heal up soon Shev. Twas a foolish thing you did to avoid the stinky chore. THIS WAS NOT WORTH IT!
Your loving hubby.