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26 November 2010 @ 09:28 pm
Speaking of dumb things...  
What a week, folks. Let me tell ya, it was a whopper.

So remember back to when you were in your early twenties (shut urrrrp, all you people who ARE) and if you got sick, or you took a spill, and you could just bounce back like nothing had happened?

Yeah. Not so much for me, anymore.

Earlier this week, in preparation for the Thanksgiving festivities, I decided to do a deep clean of my house. Honestly, I was just trying to keep the cobwebs from multiplying. In retrospect, standing on an antique dining room chair to dust the chandelier was The Wrong Thing To Do. For let me tell you, dear reader, when you lose your balance on a rickety wooden chair that can't hold your weight, and you lie on the brick floor for a few moments thinking you're DYING, you gain perspective. Like:

a) using an actual OSHA approved step stool might be a smart thing to do.

b) And that cobwebs are fine where they are.

c) And how many people really look at the light fixtures, anyway?

d) Wow, this floor really IS clean, thanks to Ethan's flooding mishap.

The result is several bruised ribs and a very sore sternum later, I find that even with cobwebby lights, the stuffing still tasted good. Even though getting dressed is an exercise in torture, I have a good feeling about next week. I will keep my feet firmly on the ground, I won't get five bazillion Black Friday emails (I did go out shopping for a few hours today - those people are cuh-ray-zee) and I have leftover mashed potatoes.

Things are definitely looking up.
I am:: bed
I feel:: calmcalm
Comic Book Goddess: Animals - Bunny chewingrainpuddle13 on November 27th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Mmmm leftover mashed potatoes - a little beaten egg, panko, chopped up onion and some oil and those bad boys could very tasty potato cakes...
Jandy the Gnome Whispererjandjsalmon on November 27th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness! I'm glad you weren't more seriously hurt but that still sucks hardcore! I vote no more dusting the lighting fixtures.
Elle Blessingway: Stock: Hugs!Teddyelle_blessing on November 27th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
OUCH. I hope you feel better sooner than later, dood :(

(Also, I may be in my twenties, but I'm pre-arthritic. This is the first winter post-soccer that MY JOINTS ACHE. They did before, but NOT LIKE THIS. I've been on ibuprofin, but I've been told it's not good to take regularly. I'm thinking Alieve? Blargh.)

Mala13oct on November 27th, 2010 07:31 am (UTC)
OUCH! That sounds so painful. You poor thing. *hugs* Hope you're feeling better soon. Would a long hot soak in the tub help with the pain and stiffness?
Not a lady at all: seasonal: fall: wreathcosmo_jenny on November 27th, 2010 08:43 am (UTC)
I hope you aren't hurt badly and I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving.
Sister Roserose_in_texas on November 27th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Leftover mashed potatoes make everything better. *nods*

Especially when you treat yourself by adding just a wee bit more butter -- "since they're leftovers."
maureen: dean dimplesmaureen on November 28th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Ouch. I'm all too familiar with the 'slower to heal' phenonmenon.

Glad the meal was good, anyway.

Here's hoping you feel better soon.
O Demanding One: Love: Quilted Heartheyurs on November 29th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)

Goodness, honey. ♥