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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Takes a Licking but keeps on Ticking . . . well sort of

Today I had to go to Walmart. Now I am not a huge Walmart fan but in my little town, it's the biggest store around except for Lowe's and that's it. Anyway, I go and decide to also do some grocery shopping since I am already there. I do my shopping, come home and start unloading groceries. Now our house, see the picture on the blog, has a side porch next to the garage and that's where the front door is. There are four steps up and then the door. So I start unloading stuff and I notice I am tracking water into the house but today is a beautiful day. I realize that the welcome mat is probably totally wet from a huge storm we had yesterday. The storm was strong blowing the rain sideways. Now I haven't seen sideways rain for a long time. The last time was probably one of the 3 hurricanes we went through while living in Florida. Yes, 3. One day I might discuss the hurricanes. We actually lived through Andrew. My story is interesting but Tom's story is scary. Suffice it to say, he ended up in the bathtub with a mattress over his head holding his friend's cat while the roof caved in. He was in the eye of the storm. We hadn't met so I was living elsewhere where it hit hard but not that bad.

Anyway I digress as usual. So I notice the water and I think, hmmm I better be careful. The kiss of death. SO I am on my last load of groceries and I am going down the stairs and I feel my ankle buckle. What's weird is that everything went into slow motion, I felt the ankle, I realized I was going to fall or not but in the end I fell. Luckily, I had jeans and my big coat on. I am falling and thought crap I better not break anything as I went down. I went limp and sort of rolled down the 3 stairs. I landed pretty hard. If you knew me I am not a skinny minny so thank god for the extra fatty layer!!! I landed on my knee and my wrist and arm. But I was able to get and look around to make sure no one saw me hit the ground. And nothing got broken. Thank goodness.

I have a scrape and probably a bruise and my back is sore but that is to be expected. The reason is because about 6 years ago I fractured my back and tailbone and it gets a little sore when I twist it and stuff. But it gives me a good excuse to do nothing and let the housework slide for a few days.

So I am consoling myself with some neosporin, rubbing alcohol and a piece of chocolate!

7 comments:

  1. I hope you start to feel better soon. I too used to live in a town with only a Walmart and Lowes, so I worked at Lowes. Lets just say Friday night you did not want to be at Walmart, it was where everyone from all the surrounding small towns went. Got an ice bag in the freezer for ya!

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  2. Sorry for your fall! I hope you are on the mend. Good news, you are my winner!!! E-mail me at sundrenchedmoments@gmail.com and give me an address so I can mail the tablecloth to you! Congrats! So fun! Kelly

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  3. Um, I'm thinking that after that whole ordeal, you deserve more than just a piece of chocolate - maybe you should have a FEW. :) Your house is beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for becoming a follower - I'm about to do a happy dance over here.

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  4. aw, i hope you have a chance to put your feet up and relax! so glad to hear you weren't badly hurt! feel better soon!

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  5. Isn't it funny that the first thing we do in such situations is look around to make sure no one was looking :-) Glad you are ok.

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  6. Totally! I don't even have neighbors that are close. And our yard has a huge hedge. The only people who could have seen were the people across the river and even then it would have been a blur. But I did look around. LOL

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  7. holy crap..glad you're ok :) thanks for following my blog, good luck in my giveaway :)

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