Thursday's Child ... has far to go ... (0nm10wn2feet) wrote,
Thursday's Child ... has far to go ...

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I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you...

Kill me. PLEASE? That nasty klutz gene that I inherited from SOMEONE in my past did some significant damage this past week. It did not, alas, FINISH the job.

So, I pulled a good one this week. Thursday, I went to the store for a modified "weekly" trip. I got about a cart's worth of stuff; dutifully hauled it through the store, to the checkout, and into the truck.

Once I got home, no one was available to help unload the groceries. MSK was already there and cooking dinner. Girl-child was 'corralling' the cat - the one that could just have been put in the 1/2 bathroom for a while. So, I hauled it all in from the truck, trying to hurry because Steven was due home from work shortly and my truck was in the way.

Just as I was bringing in the last couple loads from the truck, Jessa put the cat gate back up. The cat gate is to keep the old, blind, evil-tempered, pissy kitty from pissing all over the house. Actually, it's a child gate left over from when the kids were small. It's at the entrance to the kitchen from the mudroom, so one sort of has to balance on the step up and swing the leg over the gate - while trying not to fall backwards into the mudroom.

Anywho... I came in laden with three more bags of stuff, including a bag with two 2-liter Cokes. The cat was right in front of the gate as I was attempting to step over it. I tried to miss him, while maintaining forward progress, and still get myself and the groceries over the damn gate. It didn't work. Made it with the right foot, caught the left foot on the top of the gate and that was all she wrote.

I fell forward, kind of caromed off the island counter, nailed both knees really hard on the ceramic tile floor, and landed on my side on a 2-liter. Did you know that 2-liter bottles full of liquid are solid enough to really hurt one's ribs? I mean REALLY hurt. As I laid there, MSK stood over me, yelling at me. That was the best part. I'm trying to catch my breath and he's YELLING at me, telling me it was my own damn fault I'm on the floor and in pain.

Wow, thanks, Einstein. I needed that. I finally clawed my way upright off the tile floor and hobbled off toward the bedroom. I could feel that one kneecap was either sliced or severely abraded. The other one just ached like crazy. My ribs hurt like a bitch and my elbow was throbbing, as well as my right wrist.

I got my jeans off and found that my left kneecap was one large scrape. It's now turning green underneath... nice color combination. The other one wasn't bleeding, but it is an interesting color of purple. The ribs hurt when I breathe, twist, turn, stand, type, or do anything other than sit perfectly still. Blah. I don't like pain. Period. Mental or physical.

On the upside, though, I finally finished working on revising the rules for my favorite website. Those should go up in the next couple of days. Following dinner, I was sitting here, zoning out, and absently clicked on my quotes shortcuts. I found a bunch of them that made me feel a little better and thought I'd share. Free free to skip them... they make sense to me, but probably not to anyone else, lol!

"By taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing over it, he is superior."
- Sir Frances Bacon 1561 - 1626

"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive.  Bad women never take the blame for anything."
- Anita Brookner - Hotel du Lac 1984

"Never explain - your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway."
- Elbert Hubbard -The Motto Book 1907

"Truth has no special time of its own.  Its hour is now - always, and indeed then most truly when it seems most unsuitable to actual circumstances."
- Albert Schweitzer - Zwischen Wasser und Urwald (On the Edge of the Primeval Forest 1922) ch. 11

"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right."
- Luarens van der Post - Lost World of the Kalahari 1958

"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple."
- Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest - 1895 act 1

"Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind;
The thief doth fear in each bush an officer."

- William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part 3, 1592, act 5, sc. 6, l. 11

"Consult your conscience, rather than popular opinion."
- Publius Syrus (85-43 B.C.) Moral Sayings, 146 trans. by Darius Lyman, Jr., 1862

"When the defects of others are perceived with too much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself."
- Jules Renard 1908 (1864-1910) Journal

So, there you have it. I'd much rather someone end all this quickly than have to deal with the discomfort while I'm healing. Only the good die young, however, and I have never claimed to be that good!!

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