Now, who on earth wrote THAT title? I never have any misadventures!
Well, okay, maybe once. Or twice. Or, actually, a lot… But hey, let’s stop digging up ancient history, shall we?
I had heard rumors about a new swing set being put up. I couldn’t believe my ears, but I was the first one to actually check it out.
And do you know what?
It was true! By golly, we had a swing set now!
Excitement surged within me. I sped towards the lovely sight as fast as my little legs would carry me.
I flung myself onto the landscaping edge around it as I halted to a stop. My heart was beating speedily, and I was panting hard. What got me up and moving again was realizing there were bugs all over the landscaping edge!
I walked over to the wooden stakes keeping it in the ground and started climbing up.
“Whew!” I gasped as I took a little breather. “No wonder I am so skinny! All this physical exertion and exercise burns the calories faster than you can say, ‘I’m tired!'”
“Oh, yes! Have I ever missed doing this!” I chanted happily.
Aren’t Madison’s photgraphy skills improving? Be honest, now. She won’t get her feelings hurt. What do you think about these photos taking with her new Canon EOS 60D handed down from her older sister?
Back to ME.
I spied the green chain of the swing and all at once knew I HAD to get to it.
“READY SET GO!” I cried as I leaped from my stance.
“Score!” I grinned to myself.
But that wasn’t enough to satisfy me! “I must climb higher!”
All of the sudden, at the top, I lost my footing and slipped, screaming! I caught the chain just in the nick of time on one hand!
I slid down after that, and prepared my jump to the next swing.
Woo-hoo! I made it!
I flung myself to the other side un-flatteringly, and stood up.
My footing slips again, and this time, my arms lose grip as well!
Thankfully I slide down not too far before I reach another knot in the rope. “Phew! That was a close one.”
I start to climb down the rope, but the end of it is still very far off the ground. I look down, and regret it. I squeeze my eyes shut, hold my breath, and jump down, bracing for impact.
It is a rather painful way to get off, but it must be done.
I stand up and spy the landscaping edge again. It makes a perfect sidewalk, if you walk fast enough so the bugs won’t get the chance to crawl on you.
I appear to be headed to the house.
Nope! I made a turn!
This is where I was headed!
“I HAVE to climb this thing!”
“It is breathtaking up here! Come join me!”
After climbing down from the tree, I visited a few more places as the sun continued to set.
These are our papaya plants! Someday, we’ll be eating papaya’s off these…yummy.
So THAT’S how the black racer snake got in…We finally killed him, by the way!
Yay, more trees!
I slipped and fell, but luckily I caught myself! (Or, rather, the branch did.)
I finally decide I’ve had enough excitement for one day and wave goodbye to the growing dusk.
Hoever, I’m a bit too tiny to open the heavy sliding door by myself and needed Madison’s help to get in…
See you in my next adventure!