How are you doing? Sorry I've been scarce in the last few days. I've been checking my Google Reader, but just didn't have time to do a proper blog-hop and leave comments. Last week was an extremely slow reading week for me. I think I've read 1.5 books ^_^; So I wanted to use the week-end to catch up... Of course, things never go as planned.
First, my uncle took a few days off last week and came to help my dad re-build the patio. They spent the whole time from Thursday to Saturday doing that... and I only have one word: Wow... because it was hot in the last few days... very hot and very humid. Then, my cousin came with her boyfriend as well... so we hung out a little bit, ate out. I have to say, I love having my uncle and cousin around. I don't have many relatives close, so it's nice to spend time with them. My uncle insists that we (my sister and me) go up to his house before the first snow. I think we will :) We had a nice ice cream outing where we ordered soft ice cream. After receiving his, my uncle kept saying, "I think they made a mistake, Nath. This must be a jumbo size, not medium!" LOL, he's just so cute and so nice.
On Saturday morning, I woke up around 7am and on my way to the bathroom, my mom intercepted me. She told me that the gas BBQ was broken, so could I start the charcoal BBQ so she could prepare some food - we were having guests in the evening. I was like: "Now?!?" and she said, "Well maybe a little later." Sigh. LOL. That's not how I planned to spend my morning!! In the past few years, we had a charcoal chimney starter to start the charcoal BBQ... but the starter belongs to my friend. I tried looking online to see if I could buy it anywhere closeby, but no... So I had to start it on my own ^_^; In the past, whenever we tried just starting the charcoal BBQ in a regular way... well it took forever. Perhaps it was lack of experience ^_^; Anyway, I got off easy this time, LOL, took me about 20-30 minutes. Yay! Though I was lucky there was a good wind, cos otherwise, I'd be sitting there fanning my little pyramid of charcoal. Anyway, spent about an hour to two BBQ-ing, under the sun. It was really humid, about 30C with a very bright sun. So can you imagine what it was near the BBQ?
On Sunday, I had an outing with some friends. We were going to go to the mountain and do a forest adventure - Acro-Nature. You know, where you climb into trees and go from one another with the help of bridges, cables and ziplines. There were a total of 58 stations divided in 4 zones. We were three... So we start the thing and it was fun :) A bit hard for some, but I was okay. Then, at the first zipline (station 10-11), one of my friends got stuck. She braked too early and then, didn't have any more strength in her arms to pull herself. Oups. We waited till she was "saved" and she decided that was it for her. She'd follow us on the ground. A couple of ziplines later (station 17), I put my feet down too early and hit my right ankle on some log... and that was it for me, out of commission ^_^; It didn't swell too much, it didn't even hurt that much, unless I put weight on it and that's on the heel. No problem at all with the upper half of my foot. I could still drive and hobble and we still went out to eat.
So yesterday, I spent a couple of hours at a clinic and then, at an x-ray clinic. Diagnostic: my ankle is only bruised. Yay!! Ah well, that gave me time to read Edge of Dawn by Patti O'Shea :)