I guess the title of this entry doesn't make much sense to you, does it? Well, let me clue you in.
Actually my day started off good. I was sitting out on my front steps, playing with my paddle ball.
Then Kim and Sunny rode up on their bikes and asked if I wanted to go riding.
I really wasn't doing anything else, so I said "Sure" and got my bike out of the garage. We were having fun, riding along but not really going anywhere. Just riding around, enjoying the day.
Then I got a little ahead of Sunny and Kim. I could hear them behind me calling "Wait up, Julie".
When all of a sudden, my bike hit a bump on the sidewalk. My bike stopped, but I kept going...right over the handlebars!
I felt my foot catch in one of the handlebars, and it pulled my bike down on top of my foot!
Kim and Sunny jumped off their bikes and ran over to see if I was OK.
"Are you alright, Julie?", Kim asked. I just groaned. Kim pulled the bike off of me and Sunny helped me sit up.
"Can you get up, Julie?", Sunny wanted to know.
"I don't think so", I answered. My head and my arm really hurt. I felt like crying, but I didn't want my friends to think I was a baby. So I took a deep breath and said, "Could one of you go get my mom?"
So Kim jumped on her bike and rode back to my house to tell my mom what happened.
"Don't worry, Julie", Sunny said. "Your mom will be here soon." It couldn't have been soon enough for me. I felt like someone had used my head and arm to scrub the sidewalk!
A little while later, my mom showed up. She picked me up, put me in the front seat of our car, and put my bike in the trunk. When we got home, she carried me up to my room and put me on my bed.
Now that the girls weren't watching, I started to cry. My mom wouldn't think I was a baby, she would just talk softly and tell me everything would be alright.
My mom said I should hold JuJu while she cleaned my scrapes and put Bactine and Band-Aids on them. I like Bactine. It doesn't sting like the red stuff does.
My mom gave me a kiss, and went back downstairs. A few minutes later there was a knock on my bedroom door.
"Julie, it's us....Kim and Sunny. Can we come in?"
"Sure, come on in."
As they sat down, Sunny asked, "How do you feel?"
"Like the sidewalk jumped up and slapped me in the face, but I'll be OK."
"Man, you really had us worried!", Kim said to me.
"Yeah, it was really scary seeing you on the ground like that", Sunny added.
"Well, I just hope I don't ever fall of my bike again!"
Just them my mom came back into the room.
"Julie, you have mail from West Virginia."
"It must be from Vivienne!"
"It must be really far out to have a pen pal", Kim said as I opened the envelope.
After reading the letter a couple of minutes, I shouted, "Dynamite!"
"Well, don't keep us in suspense, what does it say?", Sunny wanted to know.
"It says that Vivienne's invited me to spend a week with her and go to day camp in West Virginia."
"Wow, that's really outta site, Julie!", Kim said.
"Yeah Julie, that's really groovy!", Sunny agreed.
"I just hope Mrs. Galbraith isn't our counselor! Remember how I told you guys how strict she was when I went to school with Vivienne?"
"Yeah, that would be a bummer."
So that was my bad, good day, future readers. It started out good, turned bad, but ended up good again. I don't think I'll have any trouble talking my mom into letting me go to West Virginia this time! Do kids still go to day camp in the future? I went once a really long time ago, and I can't remember what it was like. But if Vivienne, Betta and my other WV friends are there, it's sure to be a groove!
Until next time, future readers,