We All Fall Down


I know, the blog’s been silent for the last couple of weeks. This interlude (perhaps peaceful, depending on your viewpoint) resulted from yours truly taking a header. I had a laundry basket under one arm and my can of clothespins in the other when I hooked my foot on a paver and face-planted on the driveway. Literally face-planted – I thought at first I’d broken my nose. Once I managed to spit out the gravel and catch my breath, I indulged in several minutes of rather creative swearing and then climbed to my feet. The mirror showed lacerations but the nose was intact, as were (luckily) my glasses. However, I had torqued and/or slammed much of my musculoskeletal system. My chiropractor kept saying, “You don’t usually have THIS” and “there’s another one.” Among other things, I had put out three ribs and badly tweaked my right shoulder blade. I’ve been having a thoroughly unpleasant lesson in how much I use those rib muscles for all sorts of things besides breathing. Hubby was out of town, so the two youngest helped pick up the slack, but a lot of things have gone undone around here while I focused on the absolute essentials only I could do. I’m still not back to par, but at least I can type again if I’m careful and don’t do too much at one time. So, my apologies, gentle readers, and hopefully in another week or so I’ll be back to my usual output.
Be careful out there!

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2 Responses to We All Fall Down

  1. littleleftie says:

    I’m SO sorry to hear of your accident—-thank goodness you didn’t get more seriously injured!!—-and am wishing you a gentle speedy recovery.

    Last year, like you carrying laundry, I slipped at the top of our steps (wearing socks, which I rarely do) and toppled down the flight of stairs. Unfortunately I was also carrying a red-hot cup of tea. The tea caused a 3rd degree burn on the right side of my abdomen 6×6 inches. Multiple bruises and many aches and pains. I fully “get it” as to how you are feeling.

    Thank goodness you have others to help you. Thank goodness you have a good chiropractor!
    Be well.

  2. Denny144 says:

    Oh no! Take it easy, we’ll be here.

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