17 December 2014

Pater familias

My parents are a pair of tough old birds.  Both are doing well, despite all the aches and pains (although they have a newfound respect for airbags).  My brother's comment from Sunday night was:  The are doing better this afternoon.  I count bitchiness as a sort of good quality.  Both are back at home trying to get some rest and recuperate, but the pain meds are making one a bit loopy.  The accident hasn't really sidelined them too much, but they are moving a bit more tenderly of late.  Hopefully, they will be back up to their normal activities by Christmas.  Not sure if they will make the next rally (New Year's).

I am off the rest of the week.  No real plans aside of trying to catch up on Christmas shopping and raking leaves.  Basically I am burning off a few days before the end of the year (or lose them).  Will be dealing with a few left over projects (bathroom repair, foundation work, driveway, etc.).  I do plan to hit the new Hobbit movie while I have the time.  I hope to get a few longer runs in while I am out.  Would be a good idea given that the marathon is about 30 days out.  

While pondering my parents recent adventure, I ran across this clip today.  It reminded me that we should all keep our eyes open for surprises along the road.  This one made me think of some of my serious biker friends (you know who you are).    


ShadowRun300 said...

Yikes! That had to hurt! I haven't been back up on my bike since my little spill. I can't imagine running full speed into a deer!
Glad to hear your parents are doing well. And I'd say they have a right to be a bit bitchy. I'm sure there's a lot of stiffness and soreness going on. Quite lucky, though, thanks to those airbags!
30 days til the run, huh? I'm sure you'll be ready. You haven't let us down yet. :)

Abby said...

Yes, bitchiness is good! I'm glad their doing as well as they are. I bet they need some psychological painkilling too after that crash.

I was watching that video thinking it was a bad place to ride - so close to traffic like that. Then... the deer! Jeez! Luckily, the ones I've "run into" are just sitting around eating. Squirrels scare me. Poor guy. Notice that his handlebars weren't even connected to his bike afterwards?!

30 days. You got this!

Rock Chef said...

Yep, I take bitchiness as a good sign.
Some of those pain meds can cause serious reactions - I dread to think what the street value is of some of my mum's drugs!
Thankfully there are no deer on my regular routes. There are some of I go to the south and west of Canterbury, though, where the woods have quite a lot of them.
Enjoy the break, hope it is as productive as it sounds!

Riot Kitty said...

If they're bitching, that is a good sign! A friend was in a bad accident yesterday that totaled her car - which luckily had about 10 airbags, as the accident could have totaled her.