Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Overheard At Home

Back story:

Last week I was out in the yard cleaning up dead branches that had dome from the trees. There were several very large branches that i hauled across the yard to the driveway to be cut up and taken away.

While walking back across our yard ... our hilly, uneven terrain of a yard ... I stepped into a small divot and began to fall. Slow motion; I saw my hands in front of my face as I fell, trying to brace my fall; I felt my feet moving faster, taking long steps in the hopes of avoiding the impending fall. I began thinking ....

I'm falling. I'm falling. I'm falling. Nope. Nope. I'm gonna be okay. I'm gonna be okay. Good. Good. Uh oh.

And I hit the ground. I was relatively unscathed, but I landed on my elbow which smashed into my side, which was incredibly sore almost instantly.

Now, luckily, no one saw this fall because that would have felt worse, but ... the next morning I awoke after a terrible night's sleep ...  couldn't sleep on my left side at all ... and Carlos asked if it still hurt and I said:

"Only when I sneeze, cough, hiccup or breathe."

And he replied:

"Then don't breathe."


Susan said...

Certainly funny, but my concern is, how are you feeling now?

mistress maddie said...

Thank goodness you didn't fart, who know what pain that may have caused.

the dogs' mother said...

I feel your pain.
Is it better?
If not you can endure torture at
the hands of a very nice, very competent
physical therapist.

anne marie in philly said...

holy shit! and I bet carlos said what he did with a str8 (sorry) face, right? how are are doing?

PS - I almost spelled carlos' name carols. how many times has THAT ever happened to him?

Bob Slatten said...

I am feeling better. Landed on my elbow so I have a sore side, but it's better.

I don't "fart." I'm a lady.

I almost always type in Carols!

Biki Honko said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend!

anne marie in philly said...

@bob - I don't fart either. my spouse disagrees. but then again, I look fairly butch, so...(said in a monty python accent)

Mitchell is Moving said...

I saw the title and couldn't wait to start reading.

First: Ouch! Hope you're improving.

And B: Do you wonder why Carlos didn't tell you to not sneeze, cough, or hiccup? I'd watch that guy.

Mark in DE said...

I love Bob & Carlos stories! :-)

Debbie said...


Are you ok????? I can't help it, I'm totally cracking up!