My health is good. The ankle has not serious damage. In fact, it isn't even bruised except for just a blue mark right where it hit. When I asked why there wasn't a bruise, the reply was (and this makes sense) there isn't much tissue to bruise there. Huh. How 'bout them apples. And there is still a little swelling, but not the half-of-a-golf-ball that was there the first day. Nothing is broken, chipped, cracked or otherwise in need of fixin'.
I also got my shingles vaccination. Hopefully, this will prevent a recurrence of that icky stuff. Would you believe that it took nearly three months for the lesions to heal? That was a prerequisite for the vaccination. It took forever for the one place to heal. But I'm glad I got it and can look forward to no further outbreaks. That sucker costs $180!!! But my insurance paid part of it. I only had to pay $168. HA!!!! Oh, well. I don't know if it was because I haven't met my deductible for the year or if it allowed just that much.
Yesterday morning when I woke I was greeted with something fun. I got up, brushed my teeth and took the dogs out for their morning constitutional. When I opened the door this is what we saw:
It was just a smattering of snow. Well, actually, I think it wasn't snow, but some of the end of the rain from the day before that got frozen just before it hit the ground. I know, I know, snow. But it was a bit crunchy under food, like "frozen rain." I know I'm splitting hairs.
You can see the dogs little paw prints here on the steps. Before they went down, there was a set of tracks going up and down. We apparently had a visitor in the early AM. The tracks were smaller than my babies', so probably something like a raccoon. I don't know if you can tell the difference in the sets of prints in the picture. I haven't seen one here, but it is probable. BTW, I've seen some rabbits around, little cottontails and a couple big ol' jackrabbits.
China was enjoying her morning stroll. She really loves being outside. Yesterday, I "lost" her, and I found her stretched out on her tummy at the end of the deck just looking out at the world.
Snow on my truck. Oh, c'mon! You knew I just had to show the truck, now, didn't you???
But the real treat for the morning was the sunrise that was occurring at the same time that I was snapping snow pictures. Just look at this. It was just another awesome morning at Mariposa.
Have a good week ahead, all.