February 1, 2005
Mom is a giant klutz...
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 9:22 AM
Subject: No, I'm not kidding...


In the "you-won't-believe-this" category...I'd like to recount our past few days for you.  
Sunday, our kitchen sink developed a major leak, rendering it useless until further notice.  
Monday morning, our hot water heater died.  Monday afternoon, a wooden stool broke as I
stepped onto it in the bathroom - throwing me against a wall, which then shot me into the sink,
which richoted me onto the bathtub.  

At 12:30 am I finally got the ER verdict.  Hairline fracture on the top of my foot - Yay! no cast
necessary.  Couple of cracked ribs, and a "Whoo-boy are you going to hurt for the next few
days!".  Yeah, thanks.  The ER conversations went a little like this...

"Why are you here?"

"Apparantly, the size of my derriere exceeded the capacity of a wooden stool we have."

Followed by generally trying not to laugh...until I gave them full permission - then they
guffawed.


"I'm giving you a pain prescription."

"That's OK, I really don't need it."

"Oh, you will."

I am here to report that, indeed, I would swear there is a baseball bat with my name on it
somewhere.

According to the ER attending, "Your story just made our night.  Its been pretty rotten here
tonight."

Yeah, glad to be of service.  Realistically, I did hear several people being extraordinarily rude,
and they were swamped.  I suppose my aching back, shin, ribs, foot and knee might as well
cheer someone up!  Geez though, you think they could have at least fudged the
height/weight numbers for me...out of respect for all I did for them.

From a bruised, smelly, soon to be buried by dishes, less-than-super-mom...

Have a great day!
- Alicia
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