Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Moment of Grace

I hadn't been out of the house for a couple of days, so this afternoon I decided to go grocery shopping with my mom.  I made it as far as the driveway, where I committed one of the greatest pratfalls of all time.  It wasn't pretty, ya'll.  The only thing I could think as I sprawled across the pavement was, "oh, please, don't let me have broken anything."  Because, of course, I don't have any insurance.  Fortunately, while the palm of my left hand is pretty shredded, and the whole hand is stiff and swollen, there's no sign of broken bones.  Whew.

And speaking of graceful, Julie mentioned in the comments getting food all over her sleeves.  I don't have that problem so much, but I do have an amazing ability to dribble food down my front.  I don't think I have a single shirt that doesn't have a stain somewhere.  Since I'm getting new clothes, it's time to do something about it.  When we saw my great aunt last month, she had something she called her "pearls", and I plan to try to make something similar for myself.  Auntie's is a string of pearl beads with an alligator clip at each end.  You sling the strand around your neck and clip each end to the napkin instead of tucking it into your shirt.  The difference is that I plan to knit a length of icord instead of using beads.  Sock yarn should make a thin enough cord, and the colors should be a lot of fun.  When I told Mom what I was planning to do, she decided she wanted one, too.  So now I have a new project, as soon as the swelling goes down.  ugh.


  1. Ouch! Poor baby. Hope you heal soon.

  2. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Ohmygawd Sweetie, please tell me you had Magical Blue Stuff on hand to stop some of the pain, and make sure you don't get an infection.
    I am so sorry for your injuries, totally know how that feels. Healing wishes to you right now.
    But hey, love the idea of your new "pearls!" Keep us posted.

  3. I don't have any magical Blue Stuff, but my mommy was right there to clean it and put neosporin and a bandaid on it. (We were joking that it's been about 30 years since I needed her to do that.) The lump on the back of my hand, where it's been swelling, is getting a little bigger I think. But the palm of my hand is looking pretty good all things considered. I just realized it's time to take more Tylenol (the only over-the-counter that's really safe to take with my stomach), so I better hop to it! Or, um, walk very carefully to the kitchen. Which ever.

  4. Oh, Becky, I'm so sorry!

    Two years ago I was walking the dog and stepped in a shallow hole in my mom's yard and sprawled onto the concrete. Instead of a child's response of I-will-hop-up-cry-and-see-if-I-get-sympathy it was a panicked OH MY GOD I HAVE *FALLEN DOWN* WHERE ARE THE PARAMEDICS I MAY HAVE BROKEN MY HIP!
    Just ripped the knees outta my pants and skinned them both which hurts like raw hell.

    Hope your hand feels better!

  5. Anonymous9:27 PM

    Hey, wasn't yesterday your birthday? Happy happy, belated, or otherwise!


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