Yes, I’m a klutz. It is a well know fact. And just last night I added to my collection of mishaps. Just to set the scene, let me provide a few examples:
- Slipped on ice and sprained my back.
- Tripped over gasoline hose to car and did a perfect face plant.
- Bounced down the stairs after doing a quick turn mid-stairs; sprained back again.
- Tripped (again) walking up the stairs, fell on my hand and severely strained tendons in hand.
- Separated rib muscles by
leaningfalling into a large garbage can to rescue a recyclable item.
Do you get the picture? On Saturday, I was getting ready to fix dinner; a real sit-down dinner at the dining room table, when I noticed that I had not shined up the chandelier. Instead of going to the garage and grab the step-ladder, I thought I would just stand on one of the dining room chairs. Bad thinking on my part. So as I stepped up on the chair, I lost my balance and proceeded to prove the law of gravity: what does up, must come down.
Yes, it was in slow motion, but no segment of my life flashed before my eyes. I distinctly remember hearing my skull crack the floor twice; hope I don’t get called for double-dribbling. As I lay on the floor (still clutching the shining cloth because I’m a dedicated cleaner), I found myself moaning while trying to catch my breath and ascertain if anything was broken. But my sense of humor won out and I found myself thinking, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
After several minutes, I was able to get up and get an ice pack on my head. It’s still very tender to the touch, but since I’m still here, assuming no brain damage (yet). My back is sore, though a bit more rest will take care of that.
So now for a few pictures of post-holiday activities. The
girls students young ladies went shopping early Friday, and later Friday afternoon too. When they got home, this was the result of so much shopping.
Everyone had a great time (cracked head and all), and I think there is still one piece of pumpkin pie with my name on it. Hope everyone else had a wonderful holiday too.