Today I am puttering about, doing my best to catch up on household chores and re-establish a routine. Things got out of whack the past two months with the garden taking priority. Coop promises to get those Amish paste tomatoes picked today, (providing the ground dries up a bit more) as well as hot peppers while I continue to do some household catching up. I had seriously good intentions yesterday. That was until I took a dive across the kitchen floor and landed full force on my knees. I ended up doing a lot less than initially planned…even had to lie down for awhile with an ice pack. My left knee is still giving me grief today despite icing it down and using arnica cream and homeopathic meds. I can however at least get around better today than yesterday.
It wasn’t funny when it happened but looking back it must have been a site. I was heading towards the microwave when I tripped over a box on the floor. Yeah, I put the box there. I had been taking the rings off my canned tomatoes, preparing them to take to the basement later. The box was out because as I was removing the rings I had been dropping them into that box that I keep slid under my utility table during canning season. Uh…I forgot to put the box back into its proper place you see…while multi-tasking. That’s a subject for another day and another blog post I am sure. Anyhoo, on my way to the microwave I was talking on the phone, too. Most likely the reason I didn’t notice the box. I flew, the phone flew, and the cup of water in my hand flew. As I lay moaning on the floor I noticed the phone in three pieces, battery dangling out the back of it. I yelled “I’m ok, I’m ok” to my daughter who might still be on the line. Finally I got hold of the phone and she was still there. So there I am, spread out on the floor with a third of the phone in my hand, battery dangling by a thin wire, reassuring my girl that hr mom was ok…even though I wasn’t real sure whether that was true. We hung up and somewhat afraid to move, I decided to put the phone back together. It wasn’t broken broken, just everything had snapped apart from the impact with the floor. Coop was out mowing when all this happened so I continued to sit there. I was really quite afraid I had busted my knee cap and that an attempt to get up to a standing position might result in another fall. What was a girl to do? Well this girl decided to scooch across the floor to the back door and although not intentionally, in the process I managed to soak up most of the spilled water with the back of my jeans. So, not only was I on the floor, now I was wet as well! Luckily the main door was open and I could reach the storm door handle. I opened it and adjusted the plunger to keep it open and was able to get my butt to the edge of the doorway where the step down into the garage was. There I could at least sit semi-comfortably until I got up the nerve to try standing. After a few more moans and groans and a couple of tears I decided to give it a shot. Mind you, Coop is driving back and forth mowing, right past the overhead garage door and he doesn’t see me. I am waving, banging my hand against the storm door making as much noise as I can to get his attention, hoping for a little help to no avail. I did manage to get up and the knee worked. It was painful, but it worked and that was all that mattered. From there my day was pretty well shot. But today is a new day and although I am not progressing as well as I’d like it’s better than yesterday. I have managed to do dishes, sort and at least start the laundry, shake a couple rugs, sort the closet a bit and straighten the house. My goals for the rest of today are to take a broom to the bare floors and the vacuum to the living room rug, get a comforting warm shower and then ice and wrap the knee. Not lofty goals but if I accomplish them I will be happy to have done so! Oh yeah…and fix dinner, tonight. With this fall weather a pot of pork and sauerkraut with a side of smashed taters sounds so good, don’t you think? I better get started on that! I wanted to make homemade bread, but I don’t think that’s going to happen…not today anyhow.
Hope your week is good and no accidents befall you and yours! : ) I’m telling you, forget multitasking, it’s far too dangerous I say!