Finally, I’m feeling a lot better. I worked a full day yesterday, then headed over to the St. Catharines Flying Club for their Friday gathering. I had to drive to work yesterday as I picked up a couple cases of water for a co-worker. They were the big honkin’ cases from Costco. I figured I would carry them both at the same time from my car to the office. Ugh, that was dumb. Oh well, I made it with only a hernia and multiple pulled muscles and ligaments:
That should make her happy for a few months.
The get together at the airport was really nice. I kinda embarrassed myself at the end of the night though. One of the employees was telling me about the baby Killdeers up on the roof. Even though I was wearing a skirt, I didn’t hesitate to climb up onto the roof, checking first that there was no one behind me! They were so cute. We only saw two, but he said there are four. Check out these little cuties (popcorn on legs):
I love their little spindle-shanks:
The embarrassing part is when I was driving back home, and passed a bunch of adult Killdeers just past the hangars. They were all upset because one was hit by a car and dead in the middle of the road. I called the Flying Club and asked if they had a shovel. Started crying at that point – I’m so sensitive when it comes to animals. I feel so bad because he came running out, thinking it was the Club cat that was hit! I felt horrible. He brought a shovel and dug a hole in the gravel, as I picked up the bird with my bare hands and brought it over. I’m such a dork – he must think I’m a complete loser! Oh well, I drove him back to the Flying Club, used about half a bottle of hand sanitizer and headed home.
A flight instructor I met up with last night wanted to go for an aerobatic flight with me. We met back at the airport this morning. The clouds were rolling in but there was a nice clearing just north of the airport. He loved the aerobatics and was surprised at how forceful I have to be with the controls. It was a great flight and I’m glad the landing was decent, considering his career!
Back home, I decided to try and get through my big stack of aviation magazines and newspapers. I was a little shocked when I turned the page of my COPA magazine and saw my ugly mug:
Once the nausea passed, I got up and prepared the kitchen sink for a few kitty baths. I took video of Boo getting dried off and meowing quite loudly, also of Mya’s bath. She screams like she’s being killed. You can see the videos on my Video Page, scroll down to the bottom.
Today’s symptoms: Felt pretty good today! Just a little weary from my flight, but plan on chillin for the rest of the day. My sinus headache is kinda bad today, but I can tell I’m still swollen inside from the surgery.