Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I'm on vacation with a few days left b4 going home. I had been missing my regular walks, so went for a long one Friday, running my errands on foot instead of in my car. Well, .... I fell into a manhole (womanhole?) and fell forward right into the street. Like a tree falling. So fast, I couldn't even brace my fall with my hands. No car ran over me, but no one stopped to help either. My cheekbone took the full brunt of the fall. I don't think it's meant to carry all those pounds and the force of a fall, too! No broken bones unless you count my broken tooth. A few feel a little wobbly, but only one broke. The side of my face is puffy and turning green now, except for my eye which is a bright purplish black. I'm black and blue all over (shoulder, knees, chin). Good news is that my lip is so swollen that it covers up my broken tooth for now!
I've learned to slather make-up on my face to make myself more presentable, but I didn't realize how much I smile. I'm practicing keeping my tooth covered. My dentist is out for the rest of this week after I get home, so I'll have to keep my snaggle-tooth look for a while. I hope I don't scare anyone at the airport tomorrow!
I was so happy to have 12 days of vacation that my holiday theme HAD been the 12 Days of Christmas. I've just changed it to, "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth!"
Oh, and, by the way, when I have to change planes tomorrow, you can bet I'll be the one walking up and down the corridors of the airport. As long as my bruised knee will hold out, I'm getting my steps in!