Finally Florida continues. It’s slow going but I’m plodding along. My mother asked me if I was blogging and I said no as I have nothing to say. She suggested I blog about doing nothing. Not sure how exciting that is. My nothing days are typically full of, well nothing. I read stuff that is supposed to uplift me and what I’m reading has been fulfilling that need. I walk every day on the beach. And this past weekend I got totally sucked into a show called The Americans. It’s in its 4th season on FX and I started with Season 1. I have to make myself turn it off. That’s a recap of the last few days. Here are some pictures from doing nothing:
Starting today I have things happening. This morning was my first day as an official Sea Turtle Tracker. So what we do is walk the beaches 1/2 hour before sunrise and check for turtle tracks. The females come out of the water during the night and lay eggs. We find the nests, by finding the tracks, and then mark them off to protect them from tourists. It was absolutely beautiful this morning. The moon was full (technically almost full) and the beach was so peaceful. I was all alone unfortunately on my very first day. Not hugely organized. I eventually linked up with other members. I found two nests. Woo hoo!! There is something so magical about the whole thing. Once you find a nest a staff member comes and digs it up, just until she see an egg to make sure it is a viable nest. I got to see the egg..I mean she just exposes it slightly. The nest is not disturbed. It’s really really something. So after they find the egg they cover it back up, we stake it out, and then make these measurements and log the coordinates. Check out these pictures:
In the category of no good deed goes undone (or goes unpunished) we were done marking off the nest site. It was in a weird location on this little dune in the weeds (vegetation) I pounded in stakes, I helped with measurements, I had walked the 30 blocks to get there and then as I walked off the dune I heard a snap and my calf gave out. Unbelievable. It felt pretty much like a charlie horse so I thought if I sat for a minute it would go away. The team went on to the next nest. I rested a moment or two and then dragged my bum leg down the beach. I was between wanting to cry and throwing up. Luckily there was a jeep and he gave me a ride to my car.So I’ve lost those 5000 steps. I’ve been icing but I’m wondering if I should have heat on it It really really hurts. And here’s the thing, today is moving day. I know right? Days and days of nothing and the first day I should be starting over and I’m down for the count. AND it’s Reiki day at the new Care Center. You might say, “why don’t you do that Reiki on yourself” and you would be right. I need to put this computer down and see if I can help myself. It works on others, I don’t know why it shouldn’t work on me.
So after I can walk again I will be dragging my stuff over to the little place. I had planned to be done by now. Done Turtle tracking at 8:00 a.m. and then done moving by 10:00 a.m. but noooooo, I’m on the chair with the leg up. I don’t get it. I might as well watch a couple more The Americans.
This is a big week with more changes and I’m feeling pumped. Right after I can walk again.