Today is my 31st birthday. As with when I turned 30...I'm sure it's going to be better than 21. The last 24-hrs have been a bit dramatic but I learned a lot and wanted to document it so I could look back on this and remember what I learned.
Last night I was steering the dragon boat and hit the last piling and ended up going swimming. While not something I really felt I wanted to do, I am so grateful that it happened when and where it did. We were close enough to the dock that I swam to it. I didn't hit my head or anything on the way in. The Angry Unicorns were still on the dock waiting to go out for their practice so there were plenty of folks to fish me out. Our boat did great and Kathleen was able to jump up and steer it back to the dock. Other than hiking boots, I was pleasantly surprised at how well the clothes I had on kept me warm even though I was soaked. I did however end up with a number of very impressive bruises on my thighs, shins, and elbows. Small price to pay for getting out of the water and onto the dock safely though.
|Bruise on left thigh 24-hrs after going "swimming"!|