What Happened IMMEDIATELY AFTER I Published My Summer Bucket List!
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. ~Woody Allen
Not only did I let God in on my plans…I literally had JUST announced them to the internet!
Then I went upstairs to take a shower, during which I stepped out for a moment….leaving a small wet spot on the tile floor.
About ten minutes later (give or take) I returned to the wet spot on the floor in a big way…
Now to be fair, I confess that I am actually EXTREMELY grateful to God…because this could’ve ended up a LOT worse.
If no one is home, I often
nag ask my kids call to me after they shower so I know they didn’t fall and hit their heads. And that’s what could have happened to me.
But it didn’t…instead, after some now-forgotten graceful acrobatics (I’m sure), I went down very hard on my knee.
I’m pretty sure I heard a double noise and saw a flash of white, pain-laced light…then I just lay there for a few minutes to take in what had happened and what I would need to do about it.
Sparing you all the details (you’re welcome to ask questions below, because who DOESN’T like to tell everyone all the details), I called my “boys” up and asked them when they would be home from their first aid class.
Really! They were actually AT a first aid class.
I called down to Kelly to bring me a brandy, but she was busy looking for food.
And Jack was busy posing for a portrait:
So I waited for the boys, grateful to be near a floor vent that kept spilling cool air into my face and to have an iPhone within reach so I could diagnose my injury and see what kind of treatment I would need. I’m “pleased” to say that although I did NOT stay at a “Holiday Inn last night” my diagnosis was spot on.
Also while laying there I kept thinking, “Crap! I JUST published that freaking bucket list!”
A few hours later, I had my diagnosis and treatment confirmed: a displaced fracture to the kneecap, surgery next week, and a new fashion accessory that will affect my clothing choices for the next three to four months.
So what about that Bucket List?!!!
I can waste time like nobody’s business…but when someone tells me I “can’t” do something, it’s kind of motivating…if that makes sense. Day one, I was pretty attached to the crutches. By day two, I am already a fairly proficient hobbler. Even yesterday, I swept and vacuumed the floor, mopped up the downstairs bathroom and dusted…not because I love cleaning (because, TRULY I don’t), but to prove that I can still function.
I’m obviously going to be a little hampered, but I feel like I can still get a lot of my list done…especially since I am allowed to bear weight on my leg, i.e. walk. Plus, as I mentioned, I had already started on some of the list once school ended.
Today was a little disappointing to see all of this in the driveway,
and have to turn it entirely over to the Mr. and the “boys.”
I am grateful that there are plenty of things on my list that involve sitting…it could be a wonderful time to sew.
Anyone who reads along here knows that Summer is my favorite season…so I’m a little bummed to know that there won’t be any pool time for me this year, and that some of my planting/watering/landscaping activities will be a little challenging or won’t happen. But I believe I WILL tackle quite a few of the things on my list….and I’m going back to add one more thing (you’ll find it highlighted at the bottom of the list).