Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Fall From Grace

A while back, I took a tumble. It was a silly little thing, but it hurt. You see, I was rushing to get dressed, and somehow managed to get my big toe caught in my "foundation garment." Yes, I really did.



That big toe set off a chain of events resulting in me losing my balance and falling headfirst into the end of the bedframe.



As I lay there hurting for the next several minutes, I considered my options.

  • I could call my children in to help me. Three of them are boys, so that would be a bad option (and would, no doubt, ruin them for life.)
  • I could call my daughter in to help me. She is 13 and doubts my sanity. That would be a bad option.
  • I could call Checkered, and as a loyal husband, he would drive 45 minutes home to help, if necessary. But then I would have to tell him how I fell. And that certainly would be a bad option.
So I lay there assessing my wounds, and then I remembered who I am!
  • I am a woman!
  • I have a doctorate!
  • I am a beloved wife!
  • I am an adequate mother!
And I got up and shook off the bruising.
Things were okay, but then I realized that I had torn my favorite "foundation garment" and that is what pushed me right over the edge.

19 comments:

Patti said...

Ouch!! That must have hurt!!

Congrats on being the featured"surprise" blogger on BATW today!!

illahee said...

oh no!

stopping by from BATW

Living on the Spit said...

You have this great way of turning a paiful event into something we can all relate to!!! Congrats on your feature.

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Oh I would have been mad to and forgotten all about my pains when I realized my garment was torn.
Happy Surprise feature Blogger!!!!

Becky Welch said...

Thanks for letting us crash at your place today! I am a fellow BATWer from TN!!
I think I would have reacted the same way!!!

Mental P Mama said...

Ouch! The Spanx have had their way with me on several occasions. What is BATW?

Leslie said...

Surprise!!! Stopping in from BATW. OUCH. That must have hurt. I don't think I would have called in the kids either. Sorry you ripped your foundation garment.

Dawn said...

Hi from Louisiana! I'm stopping by from BATW.

Debbie said...

Suhprise Suhprise! We are crashing here today on our BATW layover. I hope you don't mind ;)

Susie said...

Greetings from Wisconsin! Congratulations on your surprise feature on BATW! I hope you enjoy the extra attention.

And, we have all taken falls from time to time. My dad would say, "Rub some dirt on it and get back in there". I hope you are ok.

Lauren W said...

Oh dear! That sounds like it seriously hurt! And then, a torn garment to add insult to injury :(

Jen said...

that sucks. I hate falling, and I should know I have done it a lot most recently spraining my ankle which still hurts.
Here's hoping you have a speedy recovery.

Deb Burton said...

Life is hard sometimes, but tearing your favorite foundation garment? That would have pushed me over the edge, too. Glad you hung on for the BATW visit (you are dressed now, aren't you?).

Michelle said...

So are we all seeing you without your foundation garment on? You're a brave woman!

Ren said...

I hope the bruising subsides. Foundation Garment...LOL.

Visiting from BATW!

CaraBee said...

That really stinks about your "foundation garment!" A good one is hard to find. Not to mention expensive! Hope you weren't hurt too bad.

Mekhismom said...

LOL, the foundation garment. That is too much. Congrats on being the surprise visit for today.

Sue said...

I hate wiping out like that. I have had my share of falls and therefore, my kids have their share of "fun" words!

Brenda Jean said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAH I think this beats me falling off my exercise ball:)