Anyway, despite my inadequacies in this area, I often find that songs pop into my head to punctuate events in my life. I guess you could say my life is like a musical!
This week's song, or at least the chorus that defines the event of the week is:
I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down.
-Tubthumping by Chumbawamba
Or maybe the song I should be singing is "Tumbling Tumbleweeds!"
You see, it all started innocently enough. I was riding Doc. Sharron was riding Pippin. We were on the trail across the street from my house. I had turned to say something to Sharron (note to self.... no more talking while riding!). As I turned a corner, Doc saw something of great concern. I caught it out of the corner of my eye. I have to admit, in that brief second even I thought it was something menacing. Doc knew it was menacing, and wanting to save his hide, oh, and maybe mine, he executed a deft dive to the left, followed by a spin to the left, as he decided to get out of Dodge. There was only one problem.... I didn't quite keep him between me and the ground.
And just what was it that was behaving so erratically,
so predator-like and could cause
great harm to a Haffie?
A large tumbleweed blowing against the fence.
Oh... there's another song for my 'musical':
The answer my friend,
Is blowing in the wind.
The answer is blowing in the wind!
Who woulda thunk a hefty Haffie could move so gosh darn hastily?!
So, like the first song. I got back up again.
Testing my old bones.
I retrieved Doc, who thankfully
weighed the options:
Running back home vs Eating grass
And chose the option that any
self-respecting Haffie would select.
Yeah - the tailbone is a bit sore.
But, thankfully, it's only that
and my ego that are bruised!
So, now it's time to find out more about each other in the Blog Hop.
I hope you can join in!
In case you are new... or as a reminder:
Each week I'll post two or three prompts.
Write about one or respond to all.
Or, just link your blog to mine if you
care to share something else about yourself.
complete your blog post (or comment) by asking a question of us.
I am really enjoying answering your questions,
and look forward to seeing other responses, too.
I think it's a great way to have a conversation of sorts!
Link your post to the Hobby Horse Blog Hop
by using the Linky Tool below.
Click where indicated, just after it says
"You are next...."
Leave a comment with the answer(s) to the
questions(s) on my blog, down below.
Visit other participating blogs on the list
and respond to their questions in your comments on their pages.
Hobby Horse Blog Hop Prompts - Week 9:
1. Tell us a bit about your feelings or experiences regarding musicals. Do you like them? Have you been in one? What recollections might you have about musicals?
2. Tell about a near miss or a fall that was simply stupid. Don't scare me... or other readers! Until my back end feels better, I don't really want to read about a compound fracture, dislocated thing-a-ma-jig or a broken helmet and a concussion. (Although, I am most compassionate and if that happened to you, I am oh, so sorry - and I'm glad you are better now!)
3. What song (or part of a song) defines an event in your week?
My introduction provided some possible answers to my questions. So, this week, since I have jabbered on enough, already, I'll just enjoy reading your blogs and comments!
I hope you have had a good week. I'll leave you with this quote I found on the Internet:
"Nature gave us all something to fall back on,
and sooner or later we all land flat on it."
- unnamed cowboy