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Slip, Trip, and OOF!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Oops, I did it again... Go ahead and sing it because now that stupid song is stuck in my head because of a commercial. So I am sharing the fever (some songs just stick in your head!)

I did the one thing my mom was afraid of today. You got it, I hurt myself. Like not because I wanted to or anything. I was trying to be a good daughter & clean up before mom gets home. The yard was left with garage sale setup still, so I was trying to clean out in front of the garages so it would be cute and clean and cut and trimmed when they get home from NY on Sunday evening.

Part of the leftovers was 15 wooden sawhorses. So I was pulling a sawhorse off the trailer this morning after loading them on the trailer and driving them down back to the chop shop so they wouldn't get ruined in the rain. Anyway, on about the 8th sawhorse, a lizard (yes, I know) hopped from the sawhorse, ran up the back of my arm & into my hair. So, being a GIRL and all, I screamed because I imagined a GIANT wood spider or brown recluse since I was down in the chop shop and anything could be living down there. I went to drop the sawhorse & run but forgot I was ON the trailer. So the sawhorse and I BOTH went over.

After a short trip to the imaging center, since my doc didn't want me driving all the way to his office. There is nothing fractured or broken, but bruised & swollen & still can't get my elbow to straighten all the way. It hurts to breathe a little, and I can't stand up straight just yet. I think I deserve an adult beverage. And an opioid! But I will refrain from the beverage and just take a Vicodin and a muscle relaxer. My leg is pretty bruised up around my knee and my right lower back hit the steel rail on the trailer, so that SUCKS.

What really has me in a tailspin right now is that I was on 4 good days of 2 hours a day of working out. My workouts have been focused on my breathing and holding my core properly and I was getting the had of it. My walks have been hot, sweaty and great, except yesterday when I fell a few times and a few times and I "caught" myself before face-planting into the dirt which jarred my back and aggravated it. And I think the sawhorses just pushed it over the edge. And I swear I was just trying to do something nice so my mom didn't freak out when she comes home. They are bringing a full trailer home from NY, and it's the SAME TRAILER we had a lot of the garage sale stuff in. So the reminder as soon as you pulled into the yard was that we were about to spontaneously spring a Gypsy Sale (meaning you never know when it's going to be one sale and what there might be, but always prepared to throw up tables overnight and open shop is definitely Gypsy Chic.

Anyway, I am going to take my meds, turn off the lights, and watch TV until I pass out. I missed my weight training because of the fall, but I think I more than made up for it in moving the pesky horses to the back. They are NOT light, and I think I should just invest in some light fiberglass ones if we continue doing this garage sale endeavor past the end of this year (which I swear I hope we don't do anytime soon...October's sale is close enough).

So off to bed with ye! If you have the Smithsonian channel, look into some of their programs. 'Sky View' today was a beautiful aerial views of Britain's towns. Some of the castles, burial mounds and the weird shapes carved into the ground, and of course Stonehenge. It was like how great the History Channel was before they started all this Reality TV poop. Anyway, it was aerial views of a lot of little shires and counties in Ireland, Scotland and other places. It was fantastic and the scenery was just amazing. I now have the DVR recording them all since they come on at like 5pm. They also have one called Aerial America which was pretty cool when they did Gettysburg. I LOVE history.

Pray that I have the strength and fortitude to get out of bed tomorrow and pick blueberries before they start busting open again. I hope we get our expected rain tonight or I will be out there at 5am watering veggies that are burning up faster and faster each day... no matter how much water. And then I have to water all the fruit trees in the front and back, which means lugging 4 or 5 water hoses all over the yard so I can reach where I have need. Hey! I just realized I could use the water bucket and the tractor instead of lugging water around by hose, which is a hassle to my spine. Woo-hoo! I am glad daddy isn't here to see me torturing his toy. And I busted one of mom's flower pots by slamming into it while I was mowing Sunday. Oopsie!

So off to bed with ye! It's about that time again. I think I will sleep well this evening after all my excitement. emoticon

Peace, Love, and Graceful Falls,
(Graceful Falls has to be the name of a town because I am in no way graceful, but I would love to be! Thank goodness I carry my cell in my pocket when I walk, right!)
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    That sounds painful. Don't beat yourself up for missing weight training. Just focus on healing! emoticon
    1780 days ago
  • _LINDA
    So very sorry you had this fall :(( You have such bad luck :((Try ice on the sore parts to ease some of it up. The back hurt is especially worrisome :(
    Take care of yourself! I am beginning to think you need to have a walker fitted with all terrain wheels to walk around your yard safely!
    1780 days ago
    Oh my! You have beaten yourself up bad! Sure hope you feel better soon.
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    1781 days ago
    Ouch! Glad nothing is broken. We need you healthy.
    1781 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon girl! I'm having a garage sale this weekend and I'm beyond psyched to get this shyt outta my house!
    1781 days ago
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