Sunday, November 9, 2008
So - I need to finish up my MS stuff so we can get back to being all breast, all the time. I'll miss the pretty orange colors. Sigh.
I forgot to bring my camera to the MS walk - which is probably just as well. I would have bored y'all with pictures of the backs of folks none of us knows. I would have gotten lots of great back pictures though, cuz everyone passed me. I started very very close to the beginning of the line and gradually everyone found their own pace - which is apparently faster than mine!
I was passed by a lady with a broken leg wearing a walking cast. I was passed by an old guy using a cane. I was passed by a woman pulling a wagon with two kids in it while holding hands with a slightly older child and who was stopping every minute to pick up dropped bottles and pacifiers and baggies of toddler snacks.
Usually at events like this my husband carries a back pack with drinks and phones and wallets and whatever else we need. Well he wasn't there yesterday so I carried the backpack. That was no problem whatsoever. Except when I took it off or put it back on. I carried a backpack through X years of college and never once had difficulty. (Two straps, two shoulders - how could a person have difficulty?) Yesterday for whatever reason I found myself not being able to gracefully (or even just functionally) slip the pack on and off. At one point I looked like a dog chasing its tail as I pointed my arm toward the opening in the strap and twisted my body towards it. Sad. Pathetic. Puzzling.
Oh well. No one laughed at me. (Maybe because they all had their backs to me because they were all in front of me!)
One of the fun things about the MS walk was that they had three groups in costume. There was a