Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Humpty Dumpty

Well . . . I wasn't sitting on the wall, but I had a great fall! Fortunately Craig was there to pick me up and whisk me away! LOL We were headed into Fry's grocery store Easter afternoon. I decided to swing through their nursery on the way into the store to check and see if they had any vinca yet. I stepped onto some crushed rock in one of those curbed bump out areas. We'd had a lot of rain Saturday, so evidently the ground was saturated (very RARE in Phoenix). When my sandal sunk into the saturated ground, I pitched forward up on the high curb and wasn't able to right myself. And I went airborne and splattered onto the asphalt. Fortunately, I had my purse over my shoulder, so it broke some of the fall. And fortunately, my cellphone was not in my purse because the impact broke almost everything in there. When Craig opened it up after we got home, my glasses case was completely mangled and we feared the worst! But I took my no-line bifocals out and they made it through the crash!

We skipped the trip through the store and rushed home to get ice on my shoulder, arm, and both hands. Not to mention my hip. And my mouse hand! Oh nooooooooooo. I feel like the crooked woman and my neck is killing me!

On a similar note, Craig had a big fall Saturday morning at an animal shelter where he volunteers. He sat down in one of those green plastic patio chairs and it collapsed underneath him. He landed flat on his a$$ and now his shoulder hurts. And I'm sure his a$$ hurts too!

We're quite a pair. Craig said he's going to make me wear a helmet because next time I might not get those arms out in time to break the fall! And he reminded me that in another ten years, I may not bounce!

I'm such a klutz!

P.S. Monday was a beastly day at work. My whole right side is killing me, and unfortunately, I use that hand, arm, and shoulder all day. Ugh.


Jamqueen said...

Hope you are feeling better today! I do stuff like that, too...With me, it's catching the front of my sandal on something that makes me pitch forward...ouch!

Islagringo said...

You are very lucky you didn't hurt yourself worse! How DO you survive when you visit here? What with all the cracks, holes and uneven surfaces!

jeanie said...

OUCH!!!! I hate when that happens. Factor in the embarrassment that people saw you. Life can be hard on clutzy folks. I take Ibuprofen and use a bag of frozen peas kept just for my tumbles.

Life's a Beach! said...

Wayne, the only big fall I've taken on Isla was out on the airport strip on a rainy day. I was walking across one of those sloping driveways. Fortunately, a waiter at Sergio's helped me keep ice on my knee all day. Craig witnessed this fall and was amazed I didn't end up in the emergency room! I AM lucky!

Ann, it may have been the sandals. I have two new pairs on order from my son.

And Jeanie, I couldn't get out of there fast enough. A few people had stopped their cars to see what the outcome was going to be. I'm trying to take ibuprofen for it, but my kidneys tested kind of borderline last year, so I'm not sure of the wisdom of that. But I have been using ice. It's mainly my shoulder and elbow that are killing me now, and being in the computer sweatshop all day isn't helping.

Vee said...

Wow, Beck. I sympathize with you. Last summer was the season of the klutz for me. Hope you're on the mend!

Life's a Beach! said...

Vee, supposedly there are no accidents in life (according to a psychology professor in college). But this sure felt like one! The bruises are starting to come out now, but the swelling in the arm and shoulder is going down. It didn't feel quite as bad at work today!