Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And down I went

I do not think you could do this . . . if you tried.

Yesterday, I took the morning off from all the craziness/fun of helping Christy get ready for her move to England this week. I enjoyed a quiet morning at home puttering and doing normal stuff - quiet time on my porch, laundry, watering my container garden etc.

Then on my way to Christy's to resume packing, I stopped at one of my favorite stores, Target, to get some moving supplies . . . zip locks, space saver bags, UK plug ins etc. And some Starbucks.

It all went downhill from there.

I had a full cart, that I was steering with my right hand. I had our coffees in a carrier in my left hand. A huge gust of wind greeted me, as I came out the door of Target.

Not having great control with one hand, I slowed down and attemped to get out of the cross walk. (Take notice of the word . . . attempted.)

Just then a second gust of wind hit. (cue slow motion music)

my cart crashed into the curb

my cart turned over and crashed
 into me

me, my coffee and most of the stuff
 in my cart went flying

and down I went.

Thank the Lord, I am fine. I spent the afternoon on Christy's couch with ice on my huge knee (while folding clothes and putting them in ziplocks.)

Rest and ice . . . it really makes a difference.

ps. After my spill, I really wanted that Starbucks, so I hobbled back in to Target and had them make our coffees again.




25 comments:

  1. Oh dear! I'm glad you are o.k.! That said, you are a tribute to the lure of a Starbuck's coffee!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  2. Oh, what a tragic picture you've drawn here!!! I'm imagining this whole thing in slo-mo...the worst thing about what I'm seeing is getting all that Starbucks dumped on yourself...hope that wasn't the case. And did anyone come to the rescue, poor thing?

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  3. Oh my, so glad you are OK! Make sure you rest it today as well...Coffee is a great cure in my book as well!
    Blessings

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  4. Glenda, I sympathise, I have an unfortunate habit of falling over at the worst possible moment. My knees have been bashed so many times I now have 'housemaids knee'. I hope that your injuries clear up very soon. If all else fails recline on the sofa and get someone else to get the coffee - it's safer.

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  5. OH MY!! Glad you are OK and got more coffee. Did any of your purchases break?

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  6. Rest and ice... sounds good, but there is a price to pay I noticed :)
    Hope you'll be on your feet again soon.

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  7. Oh no Glenda I am so glad you are okay! I would have gone back in for the Starbucks as well! Ha!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  8. Oh my! Glad to hear your doing ok after that episode!
    -Lynn

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  9. You are so funny! Hobbling back to get your coffee remade is something only a diehard coffee lover would do. Glad to see you have your priorities straight! And glad to know you're doing o.k.

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  10. OUch Glenda - I hope your knee doesn't hurt anymore. I had a huge gust of wind blow pizzas out of my hand face down in the car park. urgh!
    God bless
    Tracy

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  11. Oh my! I do hope you are ok today!

    A true Starbucks lover would go back for more...of course you would!

    Please take care =)

    Doris (fahnmamma)

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  12. Ouch! Sign of true blogger - the ability to draw a picture of exactly what happened so well that I gasp outloud, but end with on a note that makes me smile. I wish I had been there to help you! You all have really been on my mind this week.

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  13. You poor thing! But I love that you can blog and laugh about it later. :)

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  14. On Sunday, I was walking out to the car with coffees for Matt & I. I tried to put his frappucino on the roof of my car. I missed. It hit the parking lot, the side of the car and me.

    But when I got inside, they were already remaking me a new one. Kind of embarassing but kind of a testament to human kindness.

    So there you go - you're not alone :)

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  15. Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. But so glad that you are o.k. Love your light hearted attitude about it! Glad to get a chance to come by and visit. ~ jen

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  16. I could see this in s.l.o.o.o.w. motion -- so sorry! I, too, would have hobbled back for the Starbucks!!

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  17. Oh dear, this does not sound good ... but thankful you are okay! And I pray that your days with your Christy are sweet, as you help her prepare. Our son just left London yesterday, and is now in Paris. Thanks for your prayers! He is so good to keep in touch with us all along the way.

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  18. So glad you're okay!! The mental picture of you limping back for your coffee is too cute!

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  19. i am so glad to know that you are OK. And, I must admit, I worried about the coffees too. I am much relieved to know that you were able to get new coffees made. it would have been just to much to bear if you had fallen AND not gotten any coffee

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  20. Oh my! I'm glad you're ok...and that you can laugh it off now!

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  21. Glad to hear that you are ok... You must really like starbucks if you went back in to get new coffees :)

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  22. Oooh, that just hurts to read. I HATE falling down. Get that knee checked, just to be sure, friend. So, so sorry - but glad you're recuperating well. Prayers your way!

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  23. Oh my word, Glenda -- I'm glad you're okay!

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  24. Bless your heart, Glenda. I hope you're healed by now. Love Target but mine doesn't have a Starbucks. I'm moving near you!

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  25. It's been a while since this happened, so I can tell you that I laughed so much, I cried :) hahaha. I Do love your determination to not leave w/o Starbucks. Hahaha...
    LIA E :)

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